McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 7/14/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $153.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/10/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from $155.00 to $175.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/10/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $164.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/3/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein.
  • 6/29/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation had its price target raised by analysts at BTIG Research from $165.00 to $175.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 6/27/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $172.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “McDonald’s shares outpaced the Zacks classified Retail-Restaurants industry year to date. Increased focus on refranchising will cut the company’s capital requirements and facilitate EPS growth and ROE expansion over the long-term. Notably, growing guest counts remains McDonald’s top priority and the company is undertaking various sales and digital initiatives, in this regard. Going forward, increased focus on delivery, enhancement of digital capabilities, and accelerated deployment of Experience of the Future restaurants in the U.S should drive growth. In fact, global comps at McDonald’s have been positive over the past seven quarters. However, higher labor costs along with currency headwinds are likely to keep profits under pressure. Also, political and economic unrest in some parts of the world and a not so enticing U.S. restaurant space might restrict revenue growth.”
  • 6/26/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. They now have a $175.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $165.00.
  • 6/22/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation was given a new $170.00 price target on by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 6/20/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation was upgraded by analysts at Cowen and Company from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • 6/19/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. They now have a $146.85 price target on the stock.
  • 6/16/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $140.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/13/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation had its price target raised by analysts at Bank of America Corporation from $165.00 to $175.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 6/12/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $146.85 price target on the stock.
  • 6/8/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a $165.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $157.00.
  • 6/8/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation is now covered by analysts at Mizuho. They set a “buy” rating and a $168.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/5/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. They now have a $147.92 price target on the stock.
  • 6/2/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $155.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/1/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation had its price target raised by analysts at Telsey Advisory Group from $150.00 to $165.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 5/30/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $164.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $155.00.
  • 5/25/2017 – McDonald’s Corporation had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $160.00.

Shares of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE MCD) opened at 155.26 on Tuesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $150.67 and a 200-day moving average of $133.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $126.55 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.41 and a beta of 0.70. McDonald’s Corporation has a one year low of $110.33 and a one year high of $156.75.

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 25th. The fast-food giant reported $1.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.14. The company had revenue of $5.68 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.53 billion. McDonald’s Corporation had a negative return on equity of 387.22% and a net margin of 19.58%. The firm’s revenue was down 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.23 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that McDonald’s Corporation will post $6.40 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 19th. Investors of record on Monday, June 5th were paid a dividend of $0.94 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 1st. This represents a $3.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.42%. McDonald’s Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 66.43%.

In related news, VP James R. Sappington sold 13,912 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, April 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $141.39, for a total transaction of $1,967,017.68. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 14,608 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,065,425.12. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.24% 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 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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