McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has analysts on the Bullish side this week.

May 20, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.88 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.11, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 54 investors sold McDonald's Corporation shares while 601 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. 518.42 million shares or 0.36% less from 520.27 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Security Trust owns 6,174 shares for 0.34% of their portfolio. Primecap Mgmt Com Ca invested 0% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Cypress Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Company (Wy) stated it has 990 shares. Thompson Inv has 0.04% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Lpl Financial Llc stated it has 238,695 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Cape Cod Five Cents Retail Bank has 1.03% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Broderick Brian C owns 1,675 shares. Mengis Capital Management reported 5,550 shares. Macquarie Group Inc accumulated 12,021 shares or 0% of the stock. Of Vermont stated it has 53,194 shares or 0.85% of all its holdings. National Pension Ser has invested 0.59% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Chilton Mngmt Limited Co has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Earnest Prns Lc has 395 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Cetera Ltd Company stated it has 0.18% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Barrett Asset Management Lc reported 1.11% stake.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $11.52 million activity. 18,636 shares were sold by OZAN KEVIN M, worth $3.09M. $238,415 worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was sold by Hoovel Catherine A. on Wednesday, January 31.

McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) Ratings Coverage

Among 24 analysts covering McDonald’s Corp (NYSE:MCD), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. McDonald’s Corp had 44 analyst reports since November 29, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, January 29 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, December 14 by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 6 by Citigroup. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 23 report. The stock of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, April 10. The rating was downgraded by Stephens on Monday, April 16 to “Equal-Weight”. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $195.0 target in Tuesday, January 30 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MCD in report on Wednesday, April 18 with “Hold” rating. The stock of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, May 1. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 31 by Bernstein. Below is a list of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) latest ratings and price target changes.

07/05/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Buy Upgrade
01/05/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $180 New Target: $190 Maintain
01/05/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $190 New Target: $195 Maintain
01/05/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $165 New Target: $168 Maintain
17/04/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $188.0000 Maintain
18/04/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $190.0000 Maintain
18/04/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $172 New Target: $165 Maintain
16/04/2018 Broker: Stephens Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Equal-Weight Downgrade
10/04/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $185.0000 Maintain
26/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $184 New Target: $169 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $160.98. About 2.32 million shares traded. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 21.62% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.07% the S&P500.

McDonaldÂ’s Corporation operates and franchises McDonaldÂ’s restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, Latin America, and internationally. The company has market cap of $126.40 billion. The company's restaurants offer various food products, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages. It has a 25.27 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 36,899 restaurants, including 31,230 franchised restaurants comprising 21,559 franchised to conventional franchisees, 6,300 licensed to developmental licensees, and 3,371 licensed to foreign affiliates; and 5,669 company-operated restaurants.

More notable recent McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “McDonald’s Beats Earnings, But What’s Next?” on May 02, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “2018: A Growth Story For McDonald’s” published on April 23, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “Is Starbucks Still at War With McDonald’s?” on April 27, 2018. More interesting news about McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Why Everyone Is Eating Up McDonald’s Earnings” published on April 30, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “McDonald’s Investors Need to Watch This Number After Its Solid Quarter” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

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