McDonald's Corporation (MCD) is Downgraded by Nomura to Neutral

McDonald's Corporation (MCD) was Downgraded by Nomura to ” Neutral”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Buy ” on the company shares. Nomura advised their investors in a research report released on Jun 22, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on McDonald's Corporation. Company shares were Reiterated by Deutsche Bank on Apr 25, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 140 from a previous price target of $135 .Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Apr 25, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 140 from a previous price target of $135 .Company shares were Reiterated by Nomura on Apr 25, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 142 from a previous price target of $138 .

On the company’s financial health, McDonald's Corporation reported $1.23 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.06 according to the earnings call on Apr 22, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.17. The company had revenue of $5904.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $5821.41 million. The company’s revenue was down -.9 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.01 EPS.

McDonald's Corporation opened for trading at $123.32 and hit $124.08 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $123.42, with a gain of 0.94% or 1.15 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 59,51,035 shares. Company has a market cap of $108,345 M.

In a different news, on May 4, 2016, Brian Mullens (Corp Sr Vice Pres – Controller) sold 845 shares at $128.93 per share price. According to the SEC, on Apr 26, 2016, Kevin M Ozan (Exec Vice Pres & CFO) sold 13,007 shares at $125.07 per share price. On Feb 2, 2016, Gloria Santona (Corp Exec VP, Gen Coun, Secy) sold 24,100 shares at $124.24 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants. McDonald’s global system comprises both Company-owned and franchised restaurants. The Company manages its business as distinct geographic segments: the United States (U.S.); Europe and Asia/Pacific Middle East and Africa (APMEA). The Company’s operations in Canada and Latin America as well as its Corporate activities are reported under Other Countries & Corporate. The Company’s restaurants offer a substantially uniform menu including hamburgers and cheeseburgers Big Mac Quarter Pounder with Cheese Filet-O-Fish several chicken sandwiches Chicken McNuggets wraps French fries salads oatmeal shakes McFlurry desserts sundaes soft serve cones pies soft drinks coffee McCafe beverages and other beverages. McDonald’s franchised restaurants are owned and operated under one of the following structures: conventional franchise developmental license or affiliate.

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