Recent Trading Updates: McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD)

Institutional investors and hedge funds own 67.19% of the company's stock. Timber Creek Capital Management LLC now owns 1,281 shares of the fast-food giant's stock valued at $147,000 after buying an additional 770 shares in the last quarter. Timber Creek Capital Management LLC boosted its position in McDonald's Co.by 150.7% in the third quarter. Ltd. boosted its position in shares of McDonald's Co.by 1,265.4% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 42,656,610 shares of the fast-food giant's stock valued at $5,192,172,000 after buying an additional 1,256,718 shares during the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 6,851,062 shares of the fast-food giant's stock valued at $833,912,000 after buying an additional 1,073,723 shares during the last quarter.

McDonald's Co. has a 12 month low of $110.33 and a 12 month high of $131.96.

The stock's price switched up 0.77% 20-Days Simple Moving Average, added 3.62% from 50-Days Simple Moving Average and rose 8.71% from 200 Days Simple Moving Average.

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE:MCD) jumped 0.52 percent and ended the day at $128.64. The short ratio in the company's stock is documented at 2.24 and the short float is around of 0.96%.

McDonald's Co. had a return on equity of 514.39% and a net margin of 18.93%. The fast-food giant reported $1.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.41 by $0.03. McDonald's Co. The company earned $6.03 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.99 billion. McDonald's Co. McDonald's Co.'s revenue for the quarter was down 4.9% on a year-over-year basis.

Looking forward, the company is expected to report earnings of $1.33 per share for the current quarter.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 1st were given a dividend of $0.94 per share. This represents a $3.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.92%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, February 27th. McDonald's Co.'s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 69.37%.

MCD has been the topic of several research reports. Stifel Nicolaus set a $120.00 target price on shares of McDonald's Co. and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research report on Thursday, February 2nd. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated a "market perform" rating and issued a $129.00 target price on shares of McDonald's Co.in a research report on Wednesday, December 7th. Vetr cut shares of McDonald's Co. from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating and set a $116.22 price objective for the company.in a research report on Monday, January 9th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc set a $126.00 price objective on shares of McDonald's Co. and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research report on Friday, March 3rd. Buy rating has been given by 1 analysts to the company stock whereas 1 analyst given UNDERPERFORM rating to stock and 6 analysts given HOLD rating. McDonald's Co. has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $128.31.

McDonald's Corporation (MCD) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Restaurants. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 0.96% with $818.61 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. The Company's restaurants serve a locally-relevant menu of quality food and drinks sold at various price points in over 100 countries.