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Insider Sell: McDonald's USA President Joseph Erlinger Sells 4,487 Shares

On October 23, 2023, Joseph Erlinger, President of McDonald's USA, sold 4,487 shares of McDonald's Corp (NYSE:MCD). This move is part of a larger trend, as over the past year, the insider has sold a total of 22,435 shares and purchased none.

Joseph Erlinger is a seasoned executive with a long history at McDonald's Corp. He has held various leadership roles within the company, including President of International Operated Markets, where he was responsible for McDonald's wholly-owned markets outside the U.S. Currently, as President of McDonald's USA, Erlinger oversees the strategic direction and positive growth of McDonald's business in the U.S.

McDonald's Corp is a global fast-food giant, operating and franchising over 39,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. With a diverse menu and a strong brand, McDonald's Corp has established itself as a leader in the fast-food industry.

Insider trading activities can provide valuable insights into a company's health and future prospects. Over the past year, McDonald's Corp has seen 1 insider buy and 16 insider sells. This trend suggests that insiders may be taking profits, possibly due to a belief that the stock is fully valued or due to personal financial planning reasons.

Insider Sell: McDonald's USA President Joseph Erlinger Sells 4,487 Shares
Insider Sell: McDonald's USA President Joseph Erlinger Sells 4,487 Shares


On the day of the insider's recent sell, McDonald's Corp shares were trading at $256.61, giving the company a market cap of $187.49 billion. The price-earnings ratio stands at 23.67, higher than the industry median of 22.24 but lower than the company's historical median price-earnings ratio. This suggests that the stock is trading at a premium compared to its peers but is in line with its historical valuation.

According to the GuruFocus Value, which is an intrinsic value estimate based on historical multiples, a GuruFocus adjustment factor, and future business performance estimates, McDonald's Corp is modestly undervalued. The stock's price-to-GF-Value ratio is 0.89, indicating that it is trading below its intrinsic value.

Insider Sell: McDonald's USA President Joseph Erlinger Sells 4,487 Shares
Insider Sell: McDonald's USA President Joseph Erlinger Sells 4,487 Shares


In conclusion, the insider's recent sell of McDonald's Corp shares, coupled with the overall insider trading trend, may raise some eyebrows among investors. However, the company's solid fundamentals and the stock's modest undervaluation according to the GuruFocus Value suggest that McDonald's Corp remains a viable investment option.

This article, generated by GuruFocus, is designed to provide general insights and is not tailored financial advice. Our commentary is rooted in historical data and analyst projections, utilizing an impartial methodology, and is not intended to serve as specific investment guidance. It does not formulate a recommendation to purchase or divest any stock and does not consider individual investment objectives or financial circumstances. Our objective is to deliver long-term, fundamental data-driven analysis. Be aware that our analysis might not incorporate the most recent, price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative information. GuruFocus holds no position in the stocks mentioned herein.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.

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