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.

Several price targets were given for MCD by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 180, implying potential capital gains of 14.69 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 140, implying a possible loss of -10.8 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.88 percent on average, compared to last month. 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.18 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 6 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 8 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of MCD's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 5.89 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of MCD is 4.36.

MCD has a 52-week high of 159.98 and a 52-week low of 110.33. Currently the stock is 42.26 percent higher than its low, and 1.89 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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.