The Vanguard Group, Inc. has recently announced that it has increased stake in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) by 0.27%. After grabbing 64.15 million shares, the institutional investor is now in possession of 0.17 million shares of the Consumer Cyclical Company. The new investment brought the stake of investor firm to 8.72% having worth around $17.49 billion. Moreover, Geode Capital Management LLC increased its share by 0.35 million to have a control over 13.35 million shares. And JPMorgan Investment Management, I raised its holdings to 0.77 million shares by acquiring 12.57 million shares or 1.71% of the stake.
McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) concluded trading on 11/16/22 at a closing price of $272.51, with 4.13 million shares of worth about $1.13 billion changed hands on the day. Half year performance of the stock remained positive as price took a surge of 17.94% during that period and on Wednesday the price saw a gain of about 1.74%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 734.90M shares, out of which, 731.19M shares are available for trading.
A deeper look into what the analysts at Wall Street are thinking about the price target of this stock provides us with the following: 38 analysts are covering the MCD stock and their offered price forecasts bring an average price target of $287.94. Over the next 12 months, analysts forecasted that the stock’s price could jump as high as $328.00 and could fall to a lowest price of $250.00. The stock’s current price level is 5.29% above of average price target set by the analysts, while a rise to estimated low would result in loss of -9.0% for the stock. However, touching the estimated high of $328.00 would mean a gain of 16.92% for the stock.
According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), insiders took part in trade of the company’s stock for 48 times over the past 12 months. They bought 63,819 shares in 29 of the transactions. In 19 selling transactions, insiders dumped 46,793 shares.
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index, Vanguard 500 Index Fund, and SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust are the top 3 mutual funds which are holding stakes in McDonald’s Corporation Vanguard Total Stock Market Index is currently holding 21.97 million shares of worth totaling $5.99 billion. The company recently came buying 40379.0 shares which brought its stake up to 2.99% of the company’s outstanding shares. Vanguard 500 Index Fund bought 46020.0 shares, after which its hold over company’s outstanding shares expand to 2.27%, leaving 16.67 million shares with the mutual fund that have a worth of about $4.55 billion. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, after selling 8.28 million shares, have now control over 1.13% of the stake in the company. It holds 93820.0 shares of worth $2.26 billion.
McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) started trading at $268.92, above $1.08 from concluding price of the previous day. However, the stock later moved at a day high price of 274.43, or with a gain of 1.74%. Stock saw a price change of -1.90% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of 9.36%. Year-to-date (YTD), MCD shares are showing a performance of 1.66% which increased to 7.94% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $217.68 but also hit the highest price of $281.67 during that period. The average intraday trading volume for McDonald’s Corporation shares is 2.94 million. The stock is currently trading 1.95% above its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is up 7.13% for SMA50 and it goes to 8.77% higher than SMA200.
The Vanguard Group, Inc. acquired 64.15 million shares of McDonald’s Corporation having value of about $17.49 billion. Data submitted at the U.S SEC by The Vanguard Group, Inc. revealed that the firm now holds 0.17 million shares in the company valued at close to $46798142.3, or have control over 0.27% stake in the company. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) currently have 734.90M outstanding shares and institutions hold larger chunk of about 70.20% of that. Holding of mutual funds in the company is about 34.20% while other institutional holders and individual stake holders have control over 35.33% and 0.28% of the stake respectively.
The stock has a current market capitalization of $202.89B and its 3Y-monthly beta is at 0.65. PE ratio of stock for trailing 12 months is 34.33, while it has posted earnings per share of $7.94 in the same period. Its PEG reads 5.15 and has Quick Ratio of 1.60. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for MCD, volatility over the week remained 2.32% while standing at 1.79% over the month.
Analysts are in expectations that McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) stock would likely to be making an EPS of $2.41 in the current quarter, while forecast for next quarter EPS is $2.22 and it is $10.47 for next year. For the current quarter EPS, analysts have given the company a lowest target $2.22 which is $2.6 at the higher side of the target for the same. When we compare those targets with actual EPS, we find that company posted an EPS of $2.23 in the same quarter a year ago. Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to rise by 59.10% while it is estimated to increase by 5.22% in next year. EPS is likely to shrink at an annualized rate of 6.67% for next 5-years, compared to annual growth of 13.00% made by the stock over the past 5-years.
Analysts at 38 brokerage firms have issued recommendations for the McDonald’s Corporation (MCD)’s stock and average of those rates the stock at a “Moderate Buy” and assign it a score of 2.00. Out of those 38 Wall Street analysts, 22 recommended a “Buy” rating, while 9 were in favor recommending the stock as a “Hold” and 0 analyst recommended the stock as “Sell”.
Digging deeper we find that several firms have released their research notes about the support levels of the stock. Most recent of them is a note released by Robert W. Baird on October 28, 2022 offering an Outperform rating for the stock and assigned a target price range of between $285 and $288 to it. Coverage by RBC Capital Mkts stated McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) stock as an Outperform in their note to investors on October 28, 2022, suggesting a price target of $295 for the stock. On October 28, 2022, KeyBanc Capital Markets Reiterated their recommendations, while on October 28, 2022, JP Morgan Reiterated their ratings for the stock with a price target of $250. Stock get a Buy rating from Jefferies on October 28, 2022.