Analyst Rating Update on McDonalds Corporation (MCD)

McDonalds Corporation (MCD) : The consensus on McDonalds Corporation (MCD) based on 23 analyst recommendation on the company stock is 2.39, which is interpreted as a Buy recommendation. Zacks Investment Research has issued a rank of 3 which endorses a Hold on the stock. However, 8 brokers have a differing view as they consider the stock to be a Strong Buy at current levels. 1 analyst believes that the stock is a Buy, which can produce decent returns in the future. 12 experts consider that the stocks earnings and the quoted price is in harmony, hence, they give it a Hold rating. 1 analyst sees the stock overvalued at current levels and advises a Strong Sell on the stock. 1 analyst also believes that the downside risk to the stock is higher and suggests a Sell on McDonalds Corporation (MCD).

McDonalds Corporation (MCD) : Average target price received by McDonalds Corporation (MCD) is $128.75 with an expected standard deviation of $13.23. The most aggressive target on the stock is $143, whereas the most downbeat target is $95. 16 financial analysts are currently covering the stock.

For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy. Also, Credit Suisse maintains its rating on McDonalds Corporation (NYSE:MCD). The global brokerage major raises the current price target from $130 per share to $132 per share. Analysts at the Credit Suisse have a current rating of Outperform on the shares. The rating by the firm was issued on July 27, 2016.


McDonalds Corporation (NYSE:MCD): The stock opened at $117.77 on Wednesday but the bulls could not build on the opening and the stock topped out at $118.02 for the day. The stock traded down to $117.14 during the day, due to lack of any buying support eventually closed down at $117.52 with a loss of -0.15% for the day. The stock had closed at $117.70 on the previous day. The total traded volume was 4,120,014 shares.

McDonalds Corporation operates and franchises McDonalds restaurants. McDonalds 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 Companys operations in Canada and Latin America, as well as its Corporate activities are reported under Other Countries & Corporate. The Companys 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. McDonalds franchised restaurants are owned and operated under one of the following structures: conventional franchise, developmental license or affiliate.

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