Are Analysts Bearish McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) After Last Week?

Lloyd Doyle
November 15, 2017

McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD), stock is trading $170.92 above the 52-week high and has displayed a high EPS growth of 0.70% in last 5 years. The United Capital Financial Advisers Llc holds 235,662 shares with $36.09 million value, up from 191,219 last quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc who had been investing in Mcdonalds Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $136.35 billion market cap company.

McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) traded up 0.04% on Wednesday, reaching $122.80.

About 1,076 shares traded.

McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) opened at $167.37 on Tuesday. It has outperformed by 1.55% the S&P500. Summit Fincl Strategies reported 0.14% stake. The institutional investor held 24,398 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $3.74 million, down from 26,898 at the end of the previous reported quarter. RPg Family Wealth Advisory, LLC claims 497 shares valued at $77,869,000. The stock declined 0.08% or $0.08 reaching $105.13 per share. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) has risen 15.41% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.01% the S&P500. Therefore 100% are positive. M I Homes had 6 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho maintained UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) on Tuesday, July 18 with "Buy" rating. UBS downgraded the shares of MCD in report on Friday, January 6 to "Neutral" rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with "Hold" rating and $170.0 target in Wednesday, October 25 report. Deutsche Bank has "Buy" rating and $140 target. Morgan Stanley maintained Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) on Thursday, October 26 with "Overweight" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 26. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, September 29 to "Outperform". It is negative, as 96 investors sold HAL shares while 307 reduced holdings. Moreover, Woodstock has 0.69% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 22,929 shares. Its down 9.82% from 1.06 million shares previously. UNH's profit will be $2.42 billion for 21.25 P/E if the $2.50 EPS becomes a reality. The fast-food giant reported $1.62 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.13.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.14, from 1.08 in 2017Q1. Proficio Capital Partners LLC raised its position in shares of McDonald's Corporation by 87.8% in the 1st quarter. Lee Danner Bass reported 25,349 shares or 0.44% of all its holdings. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Limited Partnership holds 0.13% or 1.87M shares in its portfolio. Reliance Of Delaware holds 0.2% or 30,989 shares. Cohen Capital holds 4.12% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) for 89,245 shares. Fifth Third Natl Bank owns 0.58% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 513,067 shares. State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 26,900 shares. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be paid a dividend of $1.01 per share. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa, a New York-based fund reported 1.38M shares. Butensky Cohen Fin Security Inc holds 19 shares. Lincoln Capital Limited Liability owns 3.3% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 34,370 shares. Brown Mngmt invested 0% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Tradition Mngmt Lc holds 0.11% or 2,202 shares in its portfolio. S&Co Incorporated has invested 0.22% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Jgp Gestao De Recursos Ltda holds 7,850 shares. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of McDonald's Corporation in the 1st quarter worth about $146,000. It also upped Bristol Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY) stake by 56,180 shares and now owns 539,143 shares. Epam Sys Inc (NYSE:EPAM) was raised too.

In related news, VP James R. Sappington sold 8,046 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 25th. Therefore 70% are positive. Blue Fin Capital Inc.'s holdings in McDonald's Corporation were worth $957,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, June 2 by RBC Capital Markets. Credit Suisse has "Outperform" rating and $178 target. The firm has "Buy" rating by Argus Research given on Thursday, April 27.

While under theory that management are shareholders, many value investors look for stocks with a high percent of insider ownership, because they will act in its own self interest, as well create shareholder value in the long-term.

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