A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD):

  • 9/21/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $121.01 price target on the stock.
  • 9/16/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a $132.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/13/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. had its price target lowered by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $130.00 to $122.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 9/12/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $121.01 price target on the stock.
  • 9/8/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird.
  • 9/5/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $121.01 price target on the stock.
  • 8/30/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. was upgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $128.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $126.00.
  • 8/22/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. is now covered by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. They set a “hold” rating and a $122.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/15/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. was downgraded by analysts at Argus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $87.50 price target on the stock, down previously from $131.96.
  • 8/15/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $119.37 price target on the stock.
  • 8/10/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.
  • 8/8/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $132.93 price target on the stock.
  • 8/5/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. was downgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/5/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Cos.. They now have a $140.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/5/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group.
  • 8/1/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $132.93 price target on the stock.
  • 7/28/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $138.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/28/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at RBC Capital Markets. They now have a $140.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/28/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a $118.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/27/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. had its price target raised by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from $130.00 to $132.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 7/27/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $140.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/27/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group.
  • 7/27/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. had its price target lowered by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from $140.00 to $135.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/27/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. was given a new $138.00 price target on by analysts at SunTrust Banks Inc.. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/27/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. was given a new $112.00 price target on by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 7/26/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. was given a new $115.00 price target on by analysts at Jefferies Group. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 7/26/2016 – McDonald’s Corp. was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $128.73 price target on the stock.

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) remained flat at $117.36 during mid-day trading on Friday. 1,303,354 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $116.53 and its 200-day moving average price is $122.22. McDonald’s Corp. has a 1-year low of $95.78 and a 1-year high of $131.96. The company has a market cap of $100.15 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.41 and a beta of 0.59.

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 26th. The fast-food giant reported $1.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.39 by $0.06. The company earned $6.27 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.28 billion. McDonald’s Corp. had a return on equity of 97.56% and a net margin of 18.73%. McDonald’s Corp.’s revenue was down 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.26 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that McDonald’s Corp. will post $5.56 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 1st were given a dividend of $0.89 per share. This represents a $3.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.03%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 30th. McDonald’s Corp.’s payout ratio is 68.59%.

In related news, Chairman Andrew J. Mckenna sold 70,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $118.28, for a total transaction of $8,279,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 108,841 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,873,713.48. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.28% of the company’s stock.

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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