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- Chipotle's tumble;
- IBM's and eBay's quarterly results; and
- why Coca-Cola's earnings report was so sweet.
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Don't Dwell on the Disappointments
Posted at 3:08 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 20
You can't have Intuitive Surgical(ISRG) cite European woes and Chipotle Mexican Grill(CMG) cite economic weakness -- two companies thought to be resistant to the economic headwinds -- and not expect the market to get crushed.
What's amazing is that all of this is happening at once. You can't have two growth stock darlings give up the ghost and think that any growth stock can hold up. They are a cohort, and suddenly you are paying 33 times 2013 earnings for 8% same-store sales growth. And you can't worry that Europe's cutting back on health care without worrying about Whole Foods(WFM) or Starbucks(SBUX) or even Darden(DRI) or McDonald's(MCD) .
Chipotle's performance is particularly difficult to fathom because its hallmark had been its countercyclical nature. People will pay up for healthier eating. That had been the prevalent view. Until today.
Maybe Panera Bread(PNRA) can change things when it reports next week. But this is a tough moment for Chipotle. If Panera doesn't have a slowdown like Chipotle's, people are going to start believing that something has gone wrong at CMG. As if the decline today doesn't already indicate that.