McDonald’s Corporation [NYSE: MCD] gained 1.35% or 3.12 points to close at $234.59 with a heavy trading volume of 2527394 shares. The company report on May 21, 2021 that McDonald’s Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend.
, McDonald’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.29 per share of common stock payable on June 15, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 1, 2021.
The daily chart for MCD points out that the company has recorded 12.57% gains over the past six months.
If we look at the average trading volume of 2.80M shares, MCD reached to a volume of 2527394 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about McDonald’s Corporation [MCD]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MCD shares is $257.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MCD stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Telsey Advisory Group have made an estimate for McDonald’s Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on May 04, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Piper Sandler raised their target price from $209 to $225. The new note on the price target was released on April 12, 2021, representing the official price target for McDonald’s Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $237, while Atlantic Equities analysts kept a Neutral rating on MCD stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for McDonald’s Corporation is set at 2.86, with the Price to Sales ratio for MCD stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 8.89. Price to Free Cash Flow for MCD in the course of the last twelve months was 113.83 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.20.
Trading performance analysis for MCD stock
McDonald’s Corporation [MCD] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.92. With this latest performance, MCD shares gained by 0.31% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 12.57% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 19.81% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for MCD stock in for the last two-week period is set at 55.96, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 58.08, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.65 for McDonald’s Corporation [MCD]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 232.34, while it was recorded at 232.75 for the last single week of trading, and 219.97 for the last 200 days.
McDonald’s Corporation [MCD]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and McDonald’s Corporation [MCD] shares currently have an operating margin of +37.29 and a Gross Margin at +50.60. McDonald’s Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +24.63.
Return on Total Capital for MCD is now 17.26, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 11.92. Additionally, MCD Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 117.93, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 97.79.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, McDonald’s Corporation [MCD] managed to generate an average of $23,653 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.86 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.38.McDonald’s Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.20 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.
McDonald’s Corporation [MCD]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, McDonald’s Corporation posted 0.66/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.74/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -10.80%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for MCD. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for McDonald’s Corporation go to 20.43%.
An analysis of insider ownership at McDonald’s Corporation [MCD]
There are presently around $118,519 million, or 69.40% of MCD stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MCD stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 64,186,119, which is approximately -1.154% of the company’s market cap and around 0.05% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 51,462,592 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $12.07 billion in MCD stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $8.44 billion in MCD stock with ownership of nearly -0.217% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in McDonald’s Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 1,197 institutional holders increased their position in McDonald’s Corporation [NYSE:MCD] by around 26,769,715 shares. Additionally, 1,064 investors decreased positions by around 22,324,179 shares, while 341 investors held positions by with 456,124,006 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 505,217,900 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MCD stock had 153 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,052,146 shares, while 99 institutional investors sold positions of 1,050,625 shares during the same period.