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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for MCD. The highest price target was 180, which equates to a potential upside of 14.69 percent. The lowest price target was 140, implying potential capital losses of -10.8 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.55 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.18 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 6 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 8 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MCD to grow at a rate of 5.89 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. MCD has a PEG ratio of 4.36.

In the trailing 52-weeks, MCD hit 159.98 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 110.33. Today's price is 42.26 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.89 percent below the high. MCD has a price/earnings 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 market cap of MCD is $127.57 billion. MCD will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.