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McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) went up by 0.86% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $257.53. The company’s stock price has collected 1.26% of gains in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 11/22/21 that AmEx Pitched Business Customers a Tax Break That Doesn’t Add Up

Is It Worth Investing in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE :MCD) Right Now?

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 26.39 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for MCD is at 0.58. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 24 analysts out of 37 who provided ratings for McDonald’s Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 3 rated the stock as “overweight,” 10 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $272.02, which is $16.34 above the current price. MCD currently public float of 746.89M and currently shorts hold a 0.76% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of MCD was 2.55M shares.

MCD’s Market Performance

MCD stocks went up by 1.26% for the week, with a monthly jump of 7.71% and a quarterly performance of 7.04%, while its annual performance rate touched 17.81%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 1.14% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 1.36% for McDonald’s Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 2.15% for MCD stocks with a simple moving average of 9.14% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of MCD

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MCD stocks, with Stifel repeating the rating for MCD by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for MCD in the upcoming period, according to Stifel is $260 based on the research report published on October 28th of the current year 2021.

RBC Capital Mkts, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see MCD reach a price target of $280, previously predicting the price at $268. The rating they have provided for MCD stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on October 28th, 2021.

Oppenheimer gave a rating of “Outperform” to MCD, setting the target price at $280 in the report published on October 28th of the current year.

MCD Trading at 3.91% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought MCD to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -0.73% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.36%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.14%, as shares surge +8.13% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +6.02% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MCD rose by +1.26%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +18.37% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $251.23. In addition, McDonald’s Corporation saw 19.14% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MCD starting from Erlinger Joseph M., who sale 4,324 shares at the price of $245.41 back on Oct 29. After this action, Erlinger Joseph M. now owns 8,187 shares of McDonald’s Corporation, valued at $1,061,153 using the latest closing price.

Borden Ian Frederick, the President, International of McDonald’s Corporation, sale 5,948 shares at $243.40 during a trade that took place back on Oct 28, which means that Borden Ian Frederick is holding 13,730 shares at $1,447,743 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MCD

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +37.29 for the present operating margin
  • +50.60 for the gross margin

The net margin for McDonald’s Corporation stands at +24.63. The total capital return value is set at 17.26, while invested capital returns managed to touch 11.92. Equity return is now at value -109.80, with 14.00 for asset returns.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 10.54, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.25. The receivables turnover for the company is 8.86 and the total asset turnover is 0.38. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.01.

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