Published: Wed, October 25, 2017
IT | By Jonathon Greene

National Planning Corp Raises Position in McDonald's Corporation (MCD)

National Planning Corp Raises Position in McDonald's Corporation (MCD)

At the end of past year, the company ran 1,106 of 14,153 McDonald's in the United States, its largest market, according to its most recent franchise disclosure document, an annual report. McDonald's Corporation had a negative return on equity of 264.89% and a net margin of 21.00%. The company had revenue of $5.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.75 billion.

XAutoplay: On | OffEstimates: Earnings per share to rise 8% to $1.75, with revenue down almost 10% to $5.8 billion due to franchising efforts, according to Zacks Investment Research. The firm's revenue was down 10.4% compared to the same quarter previous year. On average, analysts expect McDonald's Corporation to post $6.56 EPS for the current fiscal year and $7.00 EPS for the next fiscal year.

McDonald's Corporation (NYSE MCD) opened at 163.34 on Friday. McDonald's Corporation has a 52 week low of $110.83 and a 52 week high of $167.90. The 50 day moving average was up $6.68 or +4.18% and the 200 day average went up by +9.40%.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a dividend of $1.01 per share. As per Thursday, November 12, the company rating was maintained by Leerink Swann.

Returned $2.9 billion to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends.

From its operations the company generated cash flow of $5.82 billion over the last 12 trailing months' time frame, of which almost 43% was used by McDonald's for business growth purposes and to pay dividends to its shareholders according to a pay-out ratio of 60.82%.

Traders may also be paying close attention to RSI levels on shares of McDonald's Corp (MCD). The stock was sold at an average price of $157.05, for a total value of $751,013.10. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 6,954 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,092,125.70. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

For the quarter, the average analyst estimates an EPS of $1.77. Pittenger & Anderson Inc acquired 3,027 shares as Mcdonalds Corp (MCD)'s stock rose 15.92%. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 69,938 shares of company stock worth $11,033,009 over the last ninety days. Company insiders own 0.24% of the company's stock. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Philip Morris International In for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $169.61B market cap company. The Pennsylvania-based Drexel Morgan & Co has invested 1.8% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). The Regal Investment Advisors Llc holds 32,107 shares with $4.92M value, down from 35,143 last quarter. Kentucky Retirement Systems purchased a new stake in McDonald's Corp. during the second quarter valued at about $8,984,000.

Stephens Inc decreased its stake in Mcdonalds Corp (MCD) by 27.5% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. BlackRock Inc. now owns 54,606,388 shares of the fast-food giant's stock worth $8,363,515,000 after purchasing an additional 1,586,761 shares during the last quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC grew its stake in McDonald's Corporation by 87.8% in the 1st quarter. The institutional investor owned 26,298 shares of the fast-food giant's stock after selling 32 shares during the period.

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MCD has been the subject of several other reports. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-five have given a buy rating to the company's stock. They maintained their Buy rating and price target of $175 on McDonald's stock ahead of the company conference call with analysts and any comments on China refranchising. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of MCD in report on Thursday, October 5 with "Hold" rating. Westwood Group Incorporated holds 0.02% or 12,356 shares. (The) set a $174.00 target price on McDonald's Corporation and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. "We rate MCD Outperform, with a target price of $180". McDonald's Corporation had 103 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

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