Investors Buy Large Volume of McDonald's Co. Call Options (MCD)

Elias Hubbard
October 12, 2017

It is 0.00% or $0 reaching $0.17 per share. About 369 shares traded.

To wit, McDonald's is scheduled to report its next batch of earnings on October 24, which is to say that "trading positions" in my eye should be closed before these reports and reevaluated for new trades once earnings have passed. Capital Wealth Planning Llc sold 6,534 shares as Mcdonalds Corp (MCD)'s stock rose 15.92%. The Synovus Financial Corp holds 98,420 shares with $15.07M value, up from 95,612 last quarter.

McDonald's Corporation (McDonald's) operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants. The stock rose 1.35% or $2.17 reaching $162.75. The stock has moved 3.78% over the last 5 sessions.Since the start of the calendar year, McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD)'s stock has changed 34.04%. It has outperformed by 1.55% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 selling transactions for $12.09 million activity. 800 shares were sold by ALBERG TOM A, worth $800,000. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 75,129. $300,800 worth of Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) was sold by Hall Linda J. The stock was sold at an average price of $158.50, for a total value of $2,739,831.00. Jassy Andrew R sold $1.90M worth of stock.

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) is 0.299936. Its down 0.05, from 1.29 in 2017Q1. The legal version of this article can be read at

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by DEAN LLOYD H on 09/30/2017, and was a disposition of 371 shares with a final price of $156.68. North Star Asset Mgmt reported 2,040 shares stake. (NASDAQ:PERY), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd accumulated 0.17% or 17,633 shares. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 289 shares. Amalgamated Savings Bank holds 0.48% or 96,327 shares. Loomis Sayles & Lp stated it has 5.14% of its portfolio in, Inc.

Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. (NASDAQ:PERY). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa owns 5,597 shares. The return on equity (ROE), also known as return on investment (ROI), is the best measure of the return, since it is the product of the operating performance, asset turnover, and debt-equity management of the firm. San Francisco Sentry Invest Grp (Ca) holds 3,477 shares. Proficio Capital Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of McDonald's Corporation by 87.8% in the 1st quarter. Old Second Retail Bank Of Aurora invested in 2,300 shares. Fishman Jay A Ltd Mi has 0% invested in, Inc. Axiom Investors De owns 151,810 shares for 0.56% of their portfolio. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-five have given a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 91% are positive. had 205 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $166.41. The stock of General Mills, Inc. FBR Capital maintained Cash America International Inc (NYSE:CSH) rating on Friday, July 31. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Wednesday, June 28 report. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $180.0 target. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, June 21 by Robert W. Baird. Nomura has "Buy" rating and $142 target. JMP Securities maintained, Inc.

09/28/2017 - McDonald's Corporation was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Longbow Research. FBR Capital has "Outperform" rating and $26 target. McDonald's Co. The firm has a market capitalization of $122.15 billion, a PE ratio of 26.45 and a beta of 0.69. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, April 26 report. The company was maintained on Monday, August 7 by Piper Jaffray. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Tuesday, January 3. (NASDAQ:PERY) on Wednesday, July 22 with "Buy" rating.

Analysts await McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) to report earnings on October, 24 before the open. They expect $1.74 earnings per share, up 7.41% or $0.12 from last year's $1.62 per share. MCD's profit will be $1.41B for 23.38 P/E if the $1.74 EPS becomes a reality. The fast-food giant reported $1.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.62 by $0.08. Braun Stacey Associates Inc.'s holdings in McDonald's Corporation were worth $1,937,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Therefore 65% are positive. After posting $1.73 EPS for the previous quarter, McDonald's Corporation's analysts now forecast 0.58 % EPS growth. Fil reported 0.2% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, October 13 by SunTrust. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) presently has a 10 month price index of 1.34844. The insider, FAIRHURST DAVID OGDEN, now holds 2,172 shares of MCD. As per Thursday, December 1, the company rating was downgraded by Guggenheim. 11, 2017. Meanwhile, due to a recent pullback which led to a fall of nearly -0.59% in the past one month, the stock price is now outperforming with 31.93% so far on the year - still in strong zone. The company was upgraded on Monday, December 5 by Nomura. Robert W. Baird upgraded the shares of MCD in report on Tuesday, August 30 to "Outperform" rating.

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