McDonald’s Corp. (MCD:NYE) Analysts Adjust Coverage on Earnings Beat

Stock Market Update for April 30th

McDonald’s Corporation Stock Forecast:

The average target price for McDonald’s Corporation based on 27 analyst predictions is $277.17 in the next 12 months, with a rating of “Buy”. The company’s stock analysis conducted by Stock Target Advisor is “Bullish” due to 10 positive signals and 4 negative signals. The last stock price for McDonald’s Corporation was $267.40. The stock price has seen a decrease of 0.80% in the past week, an increase of 1.47% in the past month, and a rise of 3.06% in the last year.

Analysts Coverage Change:

Deutsche Bank maintains McDonalds Corp. with a Hold rating and raises the price target to $277 from $263 on the company’s stock.

Citigroup maintains McDonalds Corp. with a Neutral rating and lowers the price target to $277 from $279.

STA Research maintains the target on the stock at $267 per share for a 12 month period and kept the Hold rating steady.

Positive Fundamentals:

McDonald’s Corp is a well-performing stock with several attractive characteristics for investors. It has a high market capitalization, making it one of the largest companies in its sector and more stable. Its risk-adjusted returns are superior compared to its peers, with low volatility and consistent performance. It has also outperformed its peers in terms of total returns and dividend returns, making it a good choice for investors seeking high income yields. The company’s management has delivered better return on invested capital and return on assets than its peers, placing it in the top quartile. Additionally, the company has positive cash flow and positive free cash flow in the most recent four quarters. It also has a strong track record of top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector peers.

Negative Fundamentals:

The McDonald’s Corp stock is considered overpriced compared to its earnings, cash flow, and free cash flow compared to its peers in the sector. It is trading above the median price to earnings, price to cash flow, and price to free cash flow ratios. Additionally, the stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector. This means that the stock may not be the best investment option for those looking for value and growth in their portfolio. It is advisable to proceed with caution if considering to buy the stock.

FA Score (Fundamental Analysis)

The fundamental analysis of  McDonald’s is “Bullish” with a FA score of 7.1 out of 10, where 10 is very bullish for the stock’s outlook.

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