Chipotle and Green Mountain Stocks Roasting Higher Before Earnings

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of $1.82 per share, a rise of 23.8% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from $1.80. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has risen from $1.81 during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $6.82 per share, a rise of 20.9% from last year.

The company topped estimates last quarter after missing forecasts the quarter prior. In the third quarter, it reported profit of $1.90 per share against a mean estimate of net income of $1.85 per share. In the second quarter, it missed forecasts by 9 cents. Analysts are projecting a rise of 22.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $590.2 million.

Competitors to Watch: McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), Good Times Restaurants Inc. (NASDAQ:GTIMD), Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST), Tim Hortons Inc. (NYSE:THI), Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM), Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK), Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ:PNRA), Nathan’s Famous, Inc. (NASDAQ:NATH), Wendy’s Arby’s Group Inc. (NYSE:WEN), Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), Sonic Corporation (NASDAQ:SONC) and Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI).

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 36 cents per share, a rise of twofold from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has dropped from 37 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $2.56 per share, a rise of 56.1% from last year.

Last quarter, the company missed estimates by one cent, coming in at net income of 47 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 48 cents per share. In the third quarter of the last fiscal year, the company beat estimates by 13 cents. Analysts are projecting a rise of 84.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.06 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Farmer Brothers Co. (NASDAQ:FARM), Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEET), Coffee Holding Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:JVA), Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), The J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM), Sara Lee Corp. (NYSE:SLE), and Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT).