Headlines about McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. McDonald’s Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the fast-food giant an impact score of 45.6869864491054 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Interesting MCD Put And Call Options For January 2020 (stockoptionschannel.com)
- See How McDonald’s Ranks Among Analysts’ Top Picks With Strong Buyback Activity (thestreet.com)
- Interesting January 2020 Stock Options for MCD (nasdaq.com)
- Stocks In Focus:: Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAV), McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), Talend SA (NASDAQ … – The Stock Street (press release) (thestreetpoint.com)
- McDonald’s, Ben & Jerry’s and 63 other food companies receive top scores for LGBTQ inclusivity (mic.com)
Shares of McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) traded up $1.78 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $167.37. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,605,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,509,641. The company has a market capitalization of $135,570.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.87, a P/E/G ratio of 2.71 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a current ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -8.17. McDonald’s Corporation has a 1-year low of $114.72 and a 1-year high of $170.92.
McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The fast-food giant reported $1.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.75 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $5.75 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.75 billion. McDonald’s Corporation had a negative return on equity of 216.45% and a net margin of 24.19%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.62 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that McDonald’s Corporation will post 6.52 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a $1.01 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $4.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.41%. This is a positive change from McDonald’s Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.94. McDonald’s Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 54.26%.
Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. BidaskClub upgraded McDonald’s Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Barclays PLC reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $173.00 target price (up from $164.00) on shares of McDonald’s Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Vetr upgraded McDonald’s Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $159.47 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Bank of America Corporation restated a “buy” rating and issued a $175.00 price target on shares of McDonald’s Corporation in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Finally, Nomura set a $183.00 price target on McDonald’s Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-four have issued a buy rating to the stock. McDonald’s Corporation currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $169.96.
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In other McDonald’s Corporation news, VP James R. Sappington sold 8,046 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $165.00, for a total value of $1,327,590.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 15,739 shares in the company, valued at $2,596,935. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.24% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
About McDonald’s Corporation
McDonald’s Corporation (McDonald’s) operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants. The Company’s restaurants serve a locally relevant menu of food and drinks sold at various price points in over 100 countries. The Company’s segments include U.S., International Lead Markets, High Growth Markets, and Foundational Markets and Corporate.
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