Media stories about McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. McDonald’s Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the fast-food giant an impact score of 45.2089747942406 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- SALES LEADS: McDonald’s, Johnnie Walker, Adobe, Cubavera… (portada-online.com)
- MCD demolishes Delhi woman’s makeshift shelter for dogs (newkerala.com)
- McDonald’s China is now called Jin Gong Men (marketing-interactive.com)
- Interesting January 2018 Stock Options for MCD (nasdaq.com)
- How McDonald’s Is Expanding Its Business (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on MCD shares. Deutsche Bank AG set a $185.00 price objective on shares of McDonald’s Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Wells Fargo & Company set a $185.00 price objective on shares of McDonald’s Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Nomura set a $172.00 price objective on shares of McDonald’s Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $170.00 price objective on shares of McDonald’s Corporation in a report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a $174.00 price objective on shares of McDonald’s Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $169.93.
McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE MCD) opened at 166.91 on Wednesday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $160.61 and its 200 day moving average is $153.90. The stock has a market cap of $135.20 billion, a PE ratio of 27.32 and a beta of 0.69. McDonald’s Corporation has a 52 week low of $110.83 and a 52 week high of $167.90.
McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The fast-food giant reported $1.76 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.75 by $0.01. McDonald’s Corporation had a net margin of 24.19% and a negative return on equity of 252.87%. The company had revenue of $5.75 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.75 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.62 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 10.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect that McDonald’s Corporation will post $6.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be paid a dividend of $1.01 per share. This is a boost from McDonald’s Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.94. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $4.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.42%. McDonald’s Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 54.26%.
In other McDonald’s Corporation news, EVP David Ogden Fairhurst sold 4,782 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $157.05, for a total transaction of $751,013.10. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 6,954 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,092,125.70. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, VP James R. Sappington sold 8,046 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $165.00, for a total transaction of $1,327,590.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 15,739 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,596,935. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 23,621 shares of company stock worth $3,745,474. 0.24% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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McDonald’s Corporation Company Profile
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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