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Filing Season Finds: Week Of February 25 – March 3

Last week, our analysts parsed 700 filings and collected 102,289 data points. In total, they made 17,454 adjustments with a dollar value of $6.1 trillion. Analyst Allen L. Jackson found a few items in US Steel’s (X) 10-K that caused us to downgrade the stock from Dangerous to Very Dangerous.
by Sam McBride

Should You Take a Bite of These Fast Casual IPOs?

With the runaway success of Chipotle (CMG), other fast casual restaurants have been clamoring for consumers’ and investors’ dollars. Wall Street has been all too eager to respond, and a number of fast casual restaurants have been taken public in the past year in an attempt to cash in on the gold rush. Many of them are billing themselves as “the next Chipotle” — but we’ll evaluate those claims to see if any of these stocks warrant your investment.
by Kyle Guske II, Senior Investment Analyst, MBA