Mcdonald’s Corp (NYSE:MCD) Shares Bought by Nomura Holdings Inc.

Nomura Holdings Inc. raised its holdings in Mcdonald’s Corp (NYSE:MCD) by 267.7% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 338,972 shares of the fast-food giant’s stock after purchasing an additional 246,777 shares during the quarter. Nomura Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Mcdonald’s were worth $68,731,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of MCD. Shorepoint Capital Partners LLC acquired a new position in Mcdonald’s in the first quarter valued at $3,060,000. Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Mcdonald’s by 0.6% in the first quarter. Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc. now owns 11,893 shares of the fast-food giant’s stock valued at $2,258,000 after acquiring an additional 70 shares in the last quarter. Virtu Financial LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Mcdonald’s by 146.1% in the first quarter. Virtu Financial LLC now owns 17,825 shares of the fast-food giant’s stock valued at $3,385,000 after acquiring an additional 10,583 shares in the last quarter. Landsberg Bennett & Dubbaneh LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Mcdonald’s by 4.1% in the first quarter. Landsberg Bennett & Dubbaneh LLC now owns 16,861 shares of the fast-food giant’s stock valued at $3,176,000 after acquiring an additional 665 shares in the last quarter. Finally, CRA Financial Services LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Mcdonald’s by 3.6% in the first quarter. CRA Financial Services LLC now owns 3,317 shares of the fast-food giant’s stock valued at $630,000 after acquiring an additional 116 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 67.61% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE MCD traded down $0.53 on Friday, hitting $209.99. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 236,737 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,870,898. Mcdonald’s Corp has a 12-month low of $159.37 and a 12-month high of $221.93. The company has a market capitalization of $160.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.58, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.11 and a beta of 0.49. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $216.06 and a 200-day moving average of $202.89.

Mcdonald’s (NYSE:MCD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 26th. The fast-food giant reported $2.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.06 by ($0.01). Mcdonald’s had a net margin of 28.32% and a negative return on equity of 92.02%. The business had revenue of $5.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.34 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.99 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that Mcdonald’s Corp will post 8.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 17th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 3rd were issued a $1.16 dividend. This represents a $4.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 30th. Mcdonald’s’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 58.73%.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on MCD shares. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Mcdonald’s in a report on Friday, July 26th. Cowen lifted their target price on shares of Mcdonald’s from $225.00 to $235.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 18th. UBS Group lifted their target price on shares of Mcdonald’s from $203.00 to $218.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, July 29th. DZ Bank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $220.00 target price (down previously from $222.00) on shares of Mcdonald’s in a report on Tuesday, July 30th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co lifted their target price on shares of Mcdonald’s from $235.00 to $237.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, July 29th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $220.55.

In other Mcdonald’s news, EVP Silvia Lagnado sold 26,649 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $212.58, for a total value of $5,665,044.42. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 40,129 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,530,622.82. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Catherine A. Hoovel sold 457 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $218.15, for a total transaction of $99,694.55. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 1,348 shares in the company, valued at approximately $294,066.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.25% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About Mcdonald’s

McDonald's Corporation operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants in the United States and internationally. Its restaurants offer various food products, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages, as well as breakfast menu. As of December 31, 2018, the company operated 37,855 restaurants, including 35,085 franchised restaurants comprising 21,685 franchised to conventional franchisees, 7,225 licensed to developmental licensees, and 6,175 licensed to foreign affiliates; and 2,770 company-operated restaurants.

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