Shares of Chipotle (CMG) have certainly had a great start to 2012. Although we are now already in the second quarter, shares of the company have not had a down week all year! During its current win streak of 15 weeks and counting, shares of CMG have risen by more than 30%.
The table below lists all the stocks in the S&P 500 that have been up for at least the last eight weeks. As shown, only eight companies meet the criteria. Home Depot (HD), Sherwin-Williams (SHW) and Yum! Brands (YUM) come in second with current streaks of 13 weeks in a row. These three names are followed by Salesforce.com (CRM) and Philip Morris Int'l (PM) as the only six names in the index that have been up ten or more straight weeks. Interestingly, while all of these stocks have had nice gains over the course of their winning streaks, they are not the names that typically grab the headlines. As long as the streaks hold up, though, we are sure shareholders are perfectly fine flying under the radar, relatively speaking at least.