Analyst Ratings for McDonald's Corp. (MCD)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of McDonald's Corp. (NYSE:MCD) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. MCD had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

Of the 32 analysts covering the stock, 18 gave it a buy rating, 3 issued an overweight rating, 11 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 4 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

MCD was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 180, implying a possible profit of 14.69 percent. The minimum price target given was 140, implying potential capital losses of -10.8 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.88 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.17 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.55 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.18 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 6 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 8 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

MCD has an estimated earnings growth rate of 5.89 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. MCD has a PEG ratio of 4.36.

In the last 52-weeks, MCD has achieved a high of 159.98 and a low of 110.33. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 42.26 percent, and below the high by 1.89 percent. MCD has a P/E ratio of 25.69. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MCD value stock report compares MCD to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $127.57 billion. MCD is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.