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Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) Stock Pummeled After Earnings Miss


Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) closed down -32.79 or -5.94 percent to $519.61 per share in active trading on Thursday, after the company announced first quarter earnings that came in below analyst expectations. The stock initially traded sharply higher after the earnings release, rising as much as +8.6 percent in pre-market trading on
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April 21, 1982:
Futures contracts on the S&P 500 index become available for the first time, as they open for trading in the pits of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Now arbitrageurs and index fund managers can buy either the underlying stocks in the index