News coverage about McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. McDonald's earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the fast-food giant an impact score of 45.322398307309 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Two accused of embezzling $32,000 from Norwich McDonald’s (norwichbulletin.com)
- McDonald's (MCD) Downgraded to Sell at Vetr (americanbankingnews.com)
- Education briefs for the week of April 20 (hometownsource.com)
- Sooner News Daily | Friday (4.20.2018) (thefootballbrainiacs.com)
- Fairview Minor Hockey Awards night (fairviewpost.com)
Shares of NYSE MCD traded down $0.76 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $158.77. The company had a trading volume of 3,961,013 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,732,334. The stock has a market cap of $126,746.25, a P/E ratio of 23.84, a P/E/G ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 0.64. McDonald's has a 1 year low of $133.15 and a 1 year high of $178.70. The company has a current ratio of 1.84, a quick ratio of 1.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -9.04.
Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on MCD shares. SunTrust Banks set a $187.00 price target on shares of McDonald's and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Robert W. Baird set a $190.00 price target on shares of McDonald's and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Nomura set a $190.00 price target on shares of McDonald's and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of McDonald's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $194.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $190.00 price target on shares of McDonald's and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-four have issued a buy rating to the stock. McDonald's has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $183.16.
In other news, insider Douglas M. Goare sold 34,575 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $173.53, for a total value of $5,999,799.75. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Catherine A. Hoovel sold 1,398 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $170.54, for a total transaction of $238,414.92. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 1,398 shares in the company, valued at approximately $238,414.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.24% of the company’s stock.
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McDonald's Company Profile
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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