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As Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) Market Value Rose, Shareholder Birinyi Associates Has Cut Its Position; Gamble Jones Investment Counsel Raised Amazon Com (AMZN) Position

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Gamble Jones Investment Counsel increased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) by 57.13% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel bought 3,120 shares as the company’s stock rose 28.13% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 8,581 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.04 million, up from 5,461 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $767.09B market cap company. The stock increased 0.56% or $8.81 during the last trading session, reaching $1580.885. About 1.55 million shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 76.78% since May 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.23% the S&P500.

Birinyi Associates Inc decreased its stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG) by 61.7% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Birinyi Associates Inc sold 1,450 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.39% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 900 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $260,000, down from 2,350 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Birinyi Associates Inc who had been investing in Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.65B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $419.3. About 202,826 shares traded. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) has declined 22.17% since May 4, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.72% the S&P500.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 sales for $45.88 million activity. Reynolds Shelley also sold $795,502 worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares. 12,666 shares were sold by Blackburn Jeffrey M, worth $18.50 million on Thursday, February 15. The insider ALBERG TOM A sold $3.35M. Another trade for 1,985 shares valued at $2.90M was sold by Jassy Andrew R. $3.24M worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were sold by Zapolsky David. 2,333 Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares with value of $3.42 million were sold by Olsavsky Brian T.

More notable recent Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Amazon makes offer for India’s Flipkart” on May 02, 2018, also Livetradingnews.com with their article: “Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Technicals in Focus” published on May 04, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Amazon And Its Optionality Premium” on May 04, 2018. More interesting news about Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) were released by: Livetradingnews.com and their article: “Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Heffx Stock Technicals” published on May 03, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Amazon Just Went Into Beast Mode, But Don’t Buy Here” with publication date: April 27, 2018.

Gamble Jones Investment Counsel, which manages about $1.24 billion and $1.05B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Interactive Brokers Grou (NASDAQ:IBKR) by 6,037 shares to 64,371 shares, valued at $3.81M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 4,295 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 199,502 shares, and cut its stake in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE).

Among 54 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 51 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. Amazon.com had 301 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. DA Davidson maintained the shares of AMZN in report on Monday, February 12 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 18 by Nomura. The rating was initiated by Susquehanna on Friday, January 15 with “Positive”. Credit Suisse maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Friday, October 23 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Market Outperform” rating by JMP Securities on Friday, October 23. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, August 28 report. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Robert W. Baird. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 14 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 29. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, April 27 by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 1.26 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 69 investors sold AMZN shares while 578 reduced holdings. 168 funds opened positions while 667 raised stakes. 280.02 million shares or 0.09% more from 279.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Peregrine Asset Advisers Inc accumulated 6,639 shares or 3.88% of the stock. The Massachusetts-based Putnam Invs Llc has invested 1.75% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Next Financial holds 1.15% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) or 2,298 shares. Ws Mngmt Lllp stated it has 14,477 shares or 0.5% of all its holdings. Markel Corporation stated it has 80,000 shares. Tokio Marine Asset Management Communications Ltd invested 2.77% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Bedell Frazier Counseling Ltd Liability Corp holds 8,494 shares. Exchange Cap Management has invested 2.91% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Fny Managed Accounts has 103 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Toth Advisory accumulated 502 shares. Ithaka Gp Limited Liability holds 32,657 shares. Nikko Asset Mgmt Americas, a New York-based fund reported 76,050 shares. 214 are held by North American Management Corp. Fca Tx stated it has 0.1% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). First Republic Investment Mngmt has 0.86% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.68 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.69 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 75 investors sold CMG shares while 157 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes. 22.67 million shares or 7.77% less from 24.58 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ahl Ptnrs Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.01% or 2,894 shares in its portfolio. Guardian Life Insurance Of America accumulated 81 shares. California-based Perigon Wealth Ltd Llc has invested 0% in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG). Inv House Limited Liability Corp has 2,195 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Hightower Lc has invested 0.01% in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG). Bank & Trust Of America De accumulated 140,370 shares or 0.01% of the stock. D E Shaw & Company stated it has 93,917 shares. 75 were reported by First In. World Asset reported 2,304 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Moreover, Shell Asset Mngmt has 0.01% invested in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) for 1,234 shares. Pictet North America Advsrs Sa reported 0.07% in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG). Banque Pictet & Cie Sa has 1,564 shares. 340 are owned by First Manhattan. Susquehanna Gru Ltd Liability Partnership holds 34,089 shares. The United Kingdom-based Glg Prns LP has invested 0% in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG).

Among 44 analysts covering Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE:CMG), 12 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 29 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. had 264 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Suntrust Robinson initiated the shares of CMG in report on Thursday, October 8 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, September 21 the stock rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 26 by Robert W. Baird. As per Monday, November 23, the company rating was downgraded by Sterne Agee CRT. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of CMG in report on Wednesday, September 7 with “Neutral” rating. Cowen & Co maintained Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) rating on Friday, December 1. Cowen & Co has “Sell” rating and $240.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 14 by Credit Agricole. Standpoint Research upgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Tuesday, July 18 report. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, February 13 report. Telsey Advisory Group initiated the shares of CMG in report on Tuesday, September 29 with “Market Perform” rating.

More notable recent Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Bill Ackman talks Chipotle” on April 18, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Choice Equities Capital Management 1Q18 Investor Letter – Long Bluelinx” published on May 03, 2018, Fool.com published: “Chipotle Up So Big on So Little” on May 01, 2018. More interesting news about Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “3 Reasons Why We Like Chipotle” published on April 06, 2018 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.’s Rally Has Reached Extemes” with publication date: April 30, 2018.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 selling transactions for $1.10 million activity. The insider CAPPUCCIO PAUL T bought 500 shares worth $145,440.

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