Worth Watching Stock: McDonald's Corp. (MCD)

Lloyd Doyle
January 12, 2018

The hedge fund run by Brad Dunkley held 107,031 shares of the specialty insurers company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $15.64M, up from 63,295 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Silvercrest Asset Management Group Llc who had been investing in Forum Energy Technologies Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.85 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.99% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $33.66. About 16.22 million shares traded or 39.00% up from the average.

Monarch Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Mcdonald's (MCD) by 4.1% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Carnegie Capital Asset Management Llc sold 10,814 shares as Polyone Corp (POL)'s stock rose 10.06%. The institutional investor held 1,449 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $227,000, down from 3,978 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Comerica Securities Inc who had been investing in Mcdonalds Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $138.22 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.02% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $135.26. About 933,451 shares traded.

McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) keeps its position active in context of investors' investment valuation, price per shares eased up 0.06% to $173.61 with volume of 471051. It has outperformed by 18.46% the S&P500.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $3.75 million activity. Fairhurst David Ogden sold 4,782 shares worth $751,013. Roffman Miller Assocs Pa has 2.99% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 144,974 shares.

McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. During the same quarter past year, the business posted $1.62 EPS. MCD's profit will be $1.26 billion for 27.44 P/E if the $1.58 EPS becomes a reality. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that McDonald's Co. will post 6.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Therefore 71% are positive. Aon Corporation had 43 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs Group set a $180.00 target price on McDonald's and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Palisade Cap Mngmt Lc Nj reported 27,521 shares. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Wednesday, October 18 report. The company was maintained on Monday, April 25 by Deutsche Bank. Bank of America downgraded Cosan Limited (NYSE:CZZ) on Monday, September 28 to "Neutral" rating. Truepoint Inc reported 0.02% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). The company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $178.52. The stock of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, August 15 by Argus Research. Telsey Advisory Group maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $136 target in Friday, March 3 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q3 2017. Its down -0.01, from 0.78 in 2017Q2.

Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in MCD. The funds in our partner's database now have: 520.27 million shares, down from 536.45 million shares in 2017Q2. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System holds 1.20 million shares. 35 are held by Edge Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Co. Lmr Ptnrs Limited Liability Partnership stated it has 13,851 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings. Canaccord Genuity maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Friday, January 5 with "Hold" rating. Proshare Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp has 0% invested in KBR, Inc. Norinchukin National Bank The stated it has 145,059 shares.

Hs Management Partners Llc holds 7.97% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation for 1.57 million shares. Girard Limited reported 29,937 shares. Keybank Association Oh invested in 718,358 shares or 0.67% of the stock. 274,935 were accumulated by Brown Advisory Incorporated. Ing Groep Nv holds 0.9% or 298,422 shares. 450 are owned by Bollard Grp Inc Ltd Liability Co. Hyman Charles D has 136,745 shares. (NYSE:ASGN). Principal Fincl Grp Inc Inc accumulated 869,233 shares. About 2.22M shares traded or 4.27% up from the average. Srouji Johny sold $1.70M worth of stock or 10,469 shares. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 15,739 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,596,935.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. Alta Management Ltd Co, a Utah-based fund reported 10,480 shares. Ws Lllp holds 1.65% or 429,200 shares. ORLY's institutional ownership was registered as 90.70% while insider ownership was 0.40%. First Personal Financial Service holds 0.02% of its portfolio in On Assignment, Inc. Td Cap Mngmt has 0.22% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Yhb Investment has invested 3.44% in Apple Inc. Looking on other side, Forward Price to Earnings ratio of MCD persists on 24.34. Ngam Advsr L P accumulated 20,381 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 1.81M shares. Rothschild Invest Il reported 30,457 shares. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $190.00 target price on shares of McDonald's and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Cypress Asset Mngmt Inc Tx has 25,944 shares.

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Among 34 analysts covering McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. QinetiQ Group PLC had 79 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, October 11 with "Buy". The stock has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, July 21. On Wednesday, June 29 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Neutral". Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, September 5 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by Guggenheim on Tuesday, February 28. Howe & Rusling Inc. now owns 840 shares of the fast-food giant's stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 360 shares in the last quarter. The firm earned "Equal Weight" rating on Friday, September 30 by Barclays Capital. The company was upgraded on Thursday, September 3 by Vetr.

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