|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||16.83 - 17.33|
|52 Week Range||13.57 - 17.75|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||21.88|
|Earnings Date||May 8, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.34 (1.97%)|
|1y Target Est||18.95|
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Analysts expect McDonald’s (MCD) to post adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.67, which represents growth of 13.7% from $1.47 in 1Q17. The EPS growth is expected to be driven by an expansion of the EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) margin, a lower effective tax rate, and share repurchases. Analysts are expecting McDonald’s EBIT margin at 41.0%, compared to 35.8% in 1Q17.
Dunkin' Brands' (DNKN) focus on menu innovation and a strong loyalty program is likely to benefit its top line in first-quarter 2018, while high labor costs may affect earnings.
Starbucks' (SBUX) Q2 results are likely to gain from higher revenues, lower tax rate and share repurchases, partly offset by lower margins.
McDonald’s (MCD) is scheduled to announce its 1Q18 earnings before the market opens on April 30. As of April 20, the company was trading at $158.77, which represents a fall of 10.7% since the announcement of its 4Q17 earnings on January 30.
BJ's Restaurants' (BJRI) efforts to serve distinguished menu to customers along with cost-cutting efforts are likely to reflect in first-quarter 2018 earnings.
DUBLIN, Ohio, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wendy's Company (WEN) has announced a 2020 goal of opening more than 600 new restaurants across the globe. As part of its efforts to grow and differentiate the brand while keeping energy stewardship at the forefront, Wendy's® recently unveiled a new "Smart Family of Designs," providing a portfolio of development options to franchisees, including buildings that fit into smaller footprints. "We continue to look for ways to make the economics better for new development in high potential markets," said Abigail Pringle, chief development officer for The Wendy's Company.
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.
DUBLIN, Ohio , April 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On-the-go, budget-friendly and most importantly, full of flavor - sounds like a one-way ticket to lunchtime heaven. Well, buckle-up folks - Wendy's® takes ...
Wendy’s plans to build the same same footprint and design of the Wendy’s in Waipio, a store of about 3,000 square feet, Cotti spokesman Shane Gray told Pacific Business News.
DUBLIN, Ohio, April 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wendy's Company (WEN) will release its first quarter 2018 results after the market closes on Tuesday, May 8. The Company will host a conference call on Wednesday, May 9 at 9:00 a.m. ET, and a simultaneous webcast and the related presentation materials will be publicly available on the Investors section of the Company's website at www.wendys.com/investor-relations. The live conference call will also be available by telephone at (877) 572-6014 for domestic callers and (281) 913-8524 for international callers. The archived webcast and presentation materials will also be publicly available on the Company's website. The Wendy's Company is the world's third-largest quick-service hamburger company.
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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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