|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||18.50 x 500|
|Day's Range||17.19 - 17.69|
|52 Week Range||13.57 - 17.75|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||22.58|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.34 (1.97%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
As of April 16, 2018, McDonald’s (MCD) was trading at $161.63, a fall of 0.1% from the previous day’s close. The downgrade from Stephens appears to have led the stock to fall to as low as $160.83. However, the stock recovered due to strength in the broader equity market due to the easing of Syria-related tensions. On April 16, the S&P 500 Index (SPY) and the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLY) rose 0.8% and 0.75%, respectively.
On April 16, 2018, Will Slabaugh of Stephens downgraded McDonald’s (MCD) from “overweight” to “equal weight.” He also lowered his 12-month target price from $185 to $170, which represents a return potential of 8.3%. In his research note, Slabaugh wrote that although McDonald’s was able to post SSSG (same-store sales growth) in the mid-single digits in the last few quarters, especially in the US region, investors should not consider this the norm. Overall, analysts are expecting the company’s stock price to reach $186.46 in the next 12 months, which represents a return potential of 15.4%.
The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising.
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On April 3, 2018, McDonald’s (MCD) was trading at $160.40. On the same day, analysts expected the company’s stock price to reach $187.04 in the next 12 months, which represents a return potential of 16.6%.
The forward PE multiple is computed by dividing the company’s stock price by the analysts’ earnings estimate for the next four quarters. The strong performance in all four quarters of 2017 has led McDonald’s stock price to rise, driving its valuation multiple.
McDonald’s (MCD) has posted EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) of ~$8.9 billion, which represents an EBIT margin of 38.8%. Comparatively, the company had posted an EBIT margin of 32.8% in 2016. The expansion of the company’s EBIT margin was driven by increased revenues from franchised restaurants, as well as lower company-owned restaurant expenses and franchised restaurants-occupancy expenses as a percentage of total revenues.
In 2017, McDonald’s (MCD) posted revenues of ~$22.8 billion, which represents a fall of 7.3% from ~$24.6 billion in 2016. The effects of the addition of new franchised restaurants and positive SSSG (same-store sales growth) were more than offset by the refranchising of company-owned restaurants, which led to a fall in the company’s stock price. Due to the refranchising and closing of underperforming company-owned restaurants, the segment operated 222 fewer restaurants by the end of 2017 than the unit count at the end of 2016.
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