Investors sold shares of McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) on strength during trading on Monday. $84.05 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $129.62 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $45.57 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, McDonald’s Corp. had the 7th highest net out-flow for the day. McDonald’s Corp. traded up $0.41 for the day and closed at $115.42

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Nomura lowered shares of McDonald’s Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $142.00 to $129.00 in a research report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of McDonald’s Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 8th. RBC Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $140.00 price target on shares of McDonald’s Corp. in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. Vetr raised shares of McDonald’s Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $132.93 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 1st. Finally, Credit Agricole SA reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $128.00 price target on shares of McDonald’s Corp. in a research report on Wednesday, June 8th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $125.61.

The company’s 50 day moving average is $120.62 and its 200 day moving average is $122.56. The stock has a market cap of $98.49 billion and a P/E ratio of 22.04.

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 26th. The fast-food giant reported $1.45 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.39 by $0.06. The firm earned $6.27 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.28 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.26 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that McDonald’s Corp. will post $5.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 16th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 1st will be issued a $0.89 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 30th. This represents a $3.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.08%.

In other McDonald’s Corp. news, Chairman Andrew J. Mckenna sold 70,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $118.28, for a total value of $8,279,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 108,841 shares in the company, valued at $12,873,713.48. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of McDonald’s Corp. by 4.4% in the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 3,292,445 shares of the fast-food giant’s stock worth $388,970,000 after buying an additional 137,484 shares in the last quarter. Sirios Capital Management L P purchased a new position in shares of McDonald’s Corp. during the fourth quarter worth approximately $39,933,000. Employees Retirement System of Texas increased its position in shares of McDonald’s Corp. by 232.1% in the fourth quarter. Employees Retirement System of Texas now owns 280,000 shares of the fast-food giant’s stock worth $33,079,000 after buying an additional 195,700 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of McDonald’s Corp. by 6.1% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,955,197 shares of the fast-food giant’s stock worth $231,004,000 after buying an additional 112,261 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stephens Inc. AR increased its position in shares of McDonald’s Corp. by 11.0% in the fourth quarter. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 133,805 shares of the fast-food giant’s stock worth $15,808,000 after buying an additional 13,208 shares in the last quarter.

McDonald’s Corporation (McDonald’s) operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants. The Company’s restaurants serve a locally-relevant menu of quality food and drinks sold at various price points in over 100 countries. The Company’s segments include U.S., International Lead Markets, High Growth Markets and Foundational Markets and Corporate.

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