This Insider Sold 47649.0 Shares In McDonald’s Corporation (MCD)

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) saw a downside of -0.84% to close Tuesday at $244.52 after subtracting -$2.06 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 2,014,020 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $249.95 in the past week. An average of 2,660,900 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,305,712.

MCD’s 1-month performance is 1.37% or $5.34 on its low of $236.64 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $202.73 and high of $249.95, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 10/07/21. YTD, MCD has achieved 13.95% or $29.94. However, the current price is down -2.17%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Jul 29, 76 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for McDonald’s Corporation (MCD). OZAN KEVIN M (EVP & CFO) most recently sold 47,649 shares at $243.90 per share on Jul 29. This transaction cost the insider $11,621,591. SVP – Corporate Controller, Hoovel Catherine A., sold 2,493 shares at a price of $243.45 on Jul 29. Then, on Nov 16, President, McDonald’s USA Erlinger Joseph M. sold 7,377 shares at a price of $215.59 per share. This transaction amounted to $1,590,407.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 36.03 and a low of 17.40. MCD stock has a beta of 0.60. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 8.42 while the price to cash flow ratio at 56.04.

McDonald’s Corporation pays an annual dividend of $5.16 per share. Its dividend yield is 2.11% and the payout ratio is 55.40%. MCD paid $1.38 a share compared with prior rate of $1.29, up 6.52% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 45 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.09 reported on Thursday September 23 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 31.59% yearly.

It is projected that McDonald’s Corporation’s next ex-dividend date will be on 30-Nov-2021. MCD is expected to distribute $1.38 as its next dividend.

McDonald’s Corporation’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.40, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.40 meaning that MCD stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 53.20%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 46.41% while for the period ending June 29; McDonald’s Corporation’s operating margin was 44.30%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $9.75 billion against revenue of $19.21 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected MCD to announce $2.11 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $2.37, representing a 12.30% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $3.15 billion. MCD stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 57.7 billion, with total debt at $49.26 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $746.8 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 49.99% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 11.64%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $246.84, reflecting a -0.29% or -$0.70 change from its current price. MCD is currently trading +1.41% above its 20-day SMA, +5.31% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +1.84% and +15.67% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 62.65% and 74.60% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 3.48. The RSI (14) points at 52.82%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 44.02% with the period’s ATR at 3.40. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 1.09 and 0.99 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD), Loop Capital launched coverage with a Buy rating. Analysts offering their rating for MCD stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate MCD as a “sell,”, while 10 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 4 rates the stock as overweight while 24 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is MCD’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $232.00 and a high of $306.00, with their median price target at $270.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) stock is $267.60.


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