Chipotle's Free Lunch


The following video is from Tuesday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Jason Moser and Charly Travers dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

Parent company Jack in the Box announced that it's closing 20% of the Qdoba Mexican Grill locations it owns. While shares of Jack in the Box are up on the news, investors are left wondering whether even more Qdobas should close their doors for good. Meanwhile, shares of Chipotle rise by virtue of the fact that there is less competition for hungry consumers. Is this a short-term blip while Qdoba retools or part of a long-term trend that will only strengthen Chipotle's competitive advantages? That story, plus's new "Birthday Gift" service, Hormel Foods cuts guidance on full-year profits, Whirlpool teams up with SodaStream, and one activist investor increases his holding in Sony. Also, two stocks our guys will be watching very closely this week.

Chipotle's stock has been on an absolute tear since the company went public in 2006. Unfortunately, 2012 hasn't been kind to Chipotle's stock, as investors question whether its growth has come to an end. Fool analyst Jason Moser's premium research report analyzes the burrito maker's situation and answers the question investors are asking: Can Chipotle still grow? If you own or are considering owning shares in Chipotle, you'll want to click here now and get started!

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Charly Travers has no position in any stocks mentioned. Chris Hill owns shares of and Chipotle Mexican Grill. Jason Moser owns shares of and Chipotle Mexican Grill. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and SodaStream. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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