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McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) closed its last session at $159.99. The stock traded within a range of $159.68 and $162.02. The company operates in the Consumer Cyclical sector with a market capitalization of 128.12 Million. Trading volume for McDonald’s Corp. was 5.85 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) has an average volume of 3.58 Million.

Company Profile

McDonald’s Corporation is the world’s leading global food service retailer. The Company operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants, which serve a locally-relevant menu of quality food and beverages sold at various price. McDonald’s global system is comprised of both Company-owned and franchised restaurants. McDonald’s franchised restaurants are owned and operated under one of the following structures -conventional franchise, developmental license or affiliate. The optimal ownership structure for an individual restaurant, trading area or market (country) is based on a variety of factors, including the availability of individuals with the entrepreneurial experience and financial resources, as well as the local legal and regulatory environment in critical areas such as property ownership and franchising. The business relationship between McDonald’s and its independent franchisees is of fundamental importance to overall performance and to the McDonald’s brand.

Analyst Views

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) received a Buy rating from 5 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 5 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) touched its 1-Year High price of $178.70 on 01/29/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $125.45 on 02/16/17.

EPS & Financials

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $1.71/Share beating the analyst estimate of $1.59/Share by a difference of $0.12. This showed a surprise of 7.5% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 29 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $1.68/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $1.76/share and a low EPS of $1.57/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $4.98 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 5.2 Billion and 4.75 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) has a 20-Day average volume of 5.13 Million. According to today’s trading volume McDonald’s Corp. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BEARISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.06 Percent and Institutional ownership of 69.8 Percent. The return on assets stands at 15.8%, Return on Equity currently is -209.1% and the Return on Investment value is 23.4%.

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) gross margin percentage stands at 46.5% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 37 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 22.3 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -6.23% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -7 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -0.54 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -7.05 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 37%. The return on invested capital is at 23.4%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 411.16.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -0.54%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -7.05% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.