Once upon a time, everyone was doing share repurchases. Then Covid-19 hit, and businesses of all sizes were looking to conserve cash. As a result, repurchases went out of vogue. But now they’re back, and many investors look to buybacks as an indicator of stocks to buy for long-term profits. In the second quarter of…

Restaurant stocks have had a challenging couple of years now. The U.S. economy was almost on full throttle earlier this year, nearly hitting escape velocity from the pandemic. But things turned around as the year progressed. Now we sit on variety of conflicting economic indicators — some encouraging, other flashing warning signs. And so, while…

Since Brian Niccol was recruited from Yum! Brands’ (NYSE:YUM) Taco Bell unit to run Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) in March 2018, Chipotle stock is up 492%. Source: Northfoto / Shutterstock.com Niccol replaced founder Steve Ells, who resigned in the wake of a food poisoning scandal.  The turnaround has been remarkable. Chipotle stock closed Sept. 23 at…