It’s been a crucial week for McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD); here’s what analysts have to say.

July 18, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

 It's been a crucial week for McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD); here's what analysts have to say.
Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 0.85 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 52 investors sold McDonald’s Corporation shares while 574 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 441 raised stakes. 538.67 million shares or 0.04% more from 538.45 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Maplelane Capital reported 0% of its portfolio in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Panagora Asset Mgmt reported 0.18% in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Wilbanks Smith Thomas Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 6,084 shares. Ls Investment Advisors Lc holds 0.43% or 50,076 shares in its portfolio. Bridgeway Cap Management reported 127,910 shares. Cohen Lawrence B reported 0.14% of its portfolio in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD). 33,600 are owned by Palladium Prtn Limited Liability Corporation. Amalgamated Savings Bank invested 0.5% in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD). 79,210 were reported by Mirae Asset Global Invs. 1.73M are owned by California State Teachers Retirement Sys. Cannell Peter B & Communications Incorporated owns 4,660 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. 2,362 were accumulated by First City Mngmt. Ibm Retirement Fund invested in 78,366 shares. Renaissance Investment Limited Liability stated it has 4,103 shares or 0.24% of all its holdings. Mai Capital Management owns 20,579 shares.

Since March 3, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 1 sale for $1,779 activity. $204,528 worth of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was sold by Hoovel Catherine A. on Friday, March 3. Mulligan John J had bought 1,600 shares worth $206,307 on Wednesday, March 22.

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) Ratings Coverage

Among 28 analysts covering McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), 20 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. McDonald’s Corporation has $175 highest and $35 lowest target. $138.77’s average target is -10.62% below currents $155.26 stock price. McDonald’s Corporation had 76 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, December 5, the company rating was upgraded by Nomura. On Monday, April 25 the stock rating was maintained by BTIG Research with “Buy”. Bernstein reinitiated McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) rating on Thursday, May 26. Bernstein has “Market Perform” rating and $129 target. Deutsche Bank maintained McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Tuesday, January 26 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) rating on Tuesday, January 26. Robert W. Baird has “Neutral” rating and $122 target. Robert W. Baird maintained McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) rating on Monday, June 5. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $16400 target. The stock of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, June 22. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, November 11 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Evercore with “Hold” on Tuesday, April 5. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of MCD in report on Friday, October 23 with “Overweight” rating. Below is a list of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) latest ratings and price target changes.

22/06/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $165.0000 Maintain
13/06/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Buy New Target: $175.0000 Maintain
08/06/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Buy New Target: $165.0000 Maintain
05/06/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $164.0000 Maintain
29/06/2017 Broker: BTIG Research Rating: Buy Old Target: $165.00 New Target: $175.00 Maintain
26/06/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Outperform Old Target: $165.00 New Target: $175.00 Target Up
20/06/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
16/06/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $140.00 Maintain
02/06/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $155.0000 Maintain
01/06/2017 Broker: Telsey Advisory Group Rating: Outperform Old Target: $150.00 New Target: $165.00 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $155.26. About 170 shares traded. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 18.25% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.55% the S&P500.

McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants. The company has market cap of $126.53 billion. The Company’s restaurants serve a locally relevant menu of food and drinks sold at various price points in over 100 countries. It has a 27.38 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include U.S., International Lead Markets, High Growth Markets, and Foundational Markets and Corporate.

More notable recent McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “McDonald’s And Its Debt Binge” on July 08, 2017, also Fool.com with their article: “Better Buy: McDonald’s Corporation vs. YUM! Brands, Inc.” published on June 20, 2017, Investorplace.com published: “McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) Stock Continues its Comeback” on July 13, 2017. More interesting news about McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “McDonald’s: Dividend Growth Potential Vs. Debt Pile” published on July 17, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Resurgence Of McDonald’s, But Stock’s Valuation Poses Downside Risk” with publication date: July 07, 2017.

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