McDonald's Co. (MCD) Position Held by Aull & Monroe Investment Management Corp

Aull & Monroe Investment Management Corp continued to hold its position in shares of McDonald's Co. (NYSE:MCD) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 5,179 shares of the fast-food giant’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Aull & Monroe Investment Management Corp’s holdings in McDonald's Co. were worth $671,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. State Street Corp raised its position in shares of McDonald's Co. by 3.0% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 42,656,610 shares of the fast-food giant’s stock worth $5,192,172,000 after buying an additional 1,256,718 shares during the last quarter. Norges Bank bought a new position in shares of McDonald's Co. during the fourth quarter worth $960,307,000. Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its position in shares of McDonald's Co. by 18.6% in the fourth quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 6,851,062 shares of the fast-food giant’s stock worth $833,912,000 after buying an additional 1,073,723 shares during the last quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of McDonald's Co. by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 4,769,935 shares of the fast-food giant’s stock worth $580,597,000 after buying an additional 13,474 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Two Sigma Advisers LP raised its position in shares of McDonald's Co. by 16.5% in the third quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP now owns 1,973,949 shares of the fast-food giant’s stock worth $227,715,000 after buying an additional 279,897 shares during the last quarter. 67.19% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for McDonald's Co. (NYSE:MCD)

Shares of McDonald's Co. (NYSE MCD) traded up 0.39% on Wednesday, hitting $151.82. 2,258,846 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. McDonald's Co. has a 12 month low of $110.33 and a 12 month high of $153.90. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $144.44 and its 200 day moving average is $129.91. The firm has a market cap of $123.74 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.80 and a beta of 0.69. McDonald's Co. also saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders purchased 22,493 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 316% compared to the typical daily volume of 5,412 put options.

McDonald's Co. (NYSE:MCD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. The fast-food giant reported $1.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.14. McDonald's Co. had a net margin of 18.93% and a return on equity of 514.39%. The company had revenue of $5.68 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.53 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.23 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that McDonald's Co. will post $6.38 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 19th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 5th will be given a $0.94 dividend. This represents a $3.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.49%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 1st. McDonald's Co.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 69.37%.

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A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $125.00 target price on shares of McDonald's Co. in a research note on Friday, February 24th. BTIG Research upped their target price on shares of McDonald's Co. from $137.00 to $156.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Wells Fargo & Co raised shares of McDonald's Co. from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $131.70 to $130.76 in a research note on Monday, April 17th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $155.00 target price on shares of McDonald's Co. in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group upped their target price on shares of McDonald's Co. from $150.00 to $165.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and nineteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. McDonald's Co. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $142.71.

In other McDonald's Co. news, Director John J. Mulligan purchased 1,600 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 22nd. The shares were bought at an average price of $128.94 per share, with a total value of $206,304.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,600 shares in the company, valued at approximately $206,304. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP James R. Sappington sold 13,912 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, April 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $141.39, for a total transaction of $1,967,017.68. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 14,608 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,065,425.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.28% of the company’s stock.

About McDonald's Co.

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.new TradingView.widget({ “height”: 400, “width”: 625, “symbol”: “MCD”, “interval”: “D”, “timezone”: “Etc/UTC”, “theme”: “White”, “style”: “1”, “locale”: “en”, “toolbar_bg”: “#f1f3f6”, “enable_publishing”: false, “hideideas”: true, “referral_id”: “2588”});

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