Value Investing Philosophy And McDonald’s Corp (NYSE: MCD)?

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that The McDonald’s All American Games Reveal the 48 Up-and-Coming Superstars Set to Make History.

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Stocks Info

MCD belongs to the Consumer Cyclical sector of the NYSE while operating in the Restaurants industry. The current market capitalization of McDonald’s Corp is $216.21B. A total of 3.38 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.97M shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, MCD has seen 3 BUY and 3 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 8,514 and the disposition of 9,861 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 46 BUYs and 39 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 156,731 shares during that period but sold 126,067.

In the most recent transaction, CAPOZZI HEIDI B sold 2,750 shares of MCD for 295.84 per share on Dec 29. After the transaction, the EVP – Chief People Officer now owns 15,207 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 22, Erlinger Joseph M. sold 4,583 shares at 290.70 per share. MCD shares that President, McDonald’s USA owns now total 8,187.

Among the insiders who sold shares, CAPOZZI HEIDI B disposed of 687 shares on Dec 01 at a per-share price of $283.25. This resulted in the EVP – Chief People Officer holding 17,957 shares of MCD after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Erlinger Joseph M. sold 4,487 shares at $281.25 per share on Nov 22. Company shares held by the President, McDonald’s USA now total 8,908.

Dividend

Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. McDonald’s Corp pays an annual dividend of $6.22, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.09%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 26.26. MCD’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/30/2023 when it declared a $1.67 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/15/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/18/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 8/31/2023. The MCD stock dividend was $1.52 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for MCD in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $324.22 with high estimates of $383.00 and low estimates of $280.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, MCD has a high of $302.39 and a low of $245.73.

As of this writing, MCD has an earnings estimate of $2.82 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 29 estimates, with a high estimate of $3.05 per share and a lower estimate of $2.75. The company reported an EPS of $3.17 in the last quarter, which was 13.60% higher than expectations of $2.79.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. MCD’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $4.71B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $49.35B in debt and $4.02B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was -$6.69, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was -$4.60B.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for MCD is Buy with a score of 4.37.

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