Sandy Spring Bank Lowers stake in McDonald's Corporation (MCD)

McDonald's Corporation (MCD) : Sandy Spring Bank reduced its stake in McDonald's Corporation by 13.7% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 77,449 shares of McDonald's Corporation which is valued at $9,161,442 after selling 12,291 shares in McDonald's Corporation , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 9, 2016.McDonald's Corporation makes up approximately 1.01% of Sandy Spring Bank’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Nippon Life Global Investors Americas reduced its stake in MCD by selling 3,010 shares or 5.28% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 53,950 shares of MCD which is valued at $6,440,551. McDonald's Corporation makes up approx 0.59% of Nippon Life Global Investors Americas’s portfolio.Pbwm Holdings reduced its stake in MCD by selling 715 shares or 27.08% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,925 shares of MCD which is valued at $229,479. McDonald's Corporation makes up approx 0.09% of Pbwm Holdings’s portfolio.Bank Of Hawaii reduced its stake in MCD by selling 5,958 shares or 6.99% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 79,289 shares of MCD which is valued at $9,318,043. McDonald's Corporation makes up approx 0.98% of Bank Of Hawaii’s portfolio.Dowling Yahnke boosted its stake in MCD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 584 additional shares and now holds a total of 56,148 shares of McDonald's Corporation which is valued at $7,201,542. McDonald's Corporation makes up approx 0.83% of Dowling Yahnke’s portfolio.

McDonald's Corporation closed down -0.84 points or -0.71% at $117.1 with 51,84,865 shares getting traded on Wednesday. Post opening the session at $117.98, the shares hit an intraday low of $116.52 and an intraday high of $117.98 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, McDonald's Corporation reported $1.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.06 according to the earnings call on Jul 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.39. The company had revenue of $6265.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $6265.41 million. The company’s revenue was down -3.6 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.26 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jul 28, 2016, McDonald's Corporation announced a cash dividend of $0.8900. The company’s management has announced Aug 30, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 1, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 16, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on McDonald's Corporation. McDonald's Corporation was Downgraded by Argus to ” Hold” on Aug 15, 2016. Shares were Reiterated by Deutsche Bank on Jul 27, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 135 from a previous price target of $140 .McDonald's Corporation was Downgraded by Nomura to ” Neutral” on Jun 22, 2016.

McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants. McDonald’s global system comprises both Company-owned and franchised restaurants. The Company manages its business as distinct geographic segments: the United States (U.S.); Europe and Asia/Pacific Middle East and Africa (APMEA). The Company’s operations in Canada and Latin America as well as its Corporate activities are reported under Other Countries & Corporate. The Company’s restaurants offer a substantially uniform menu including hamburgers and cheeseburgers Big Mac Quarter Pounder with Cheese Filet-O-Fish several chicken sandwiches Chicken McNuggets wraps French fries salads oatmeal shakes McFlurry desserts sundaes soft serve cones pies soft drinks coffee McCafe beverages and other beverages. McDonald’s franchised restaurants are owned and operated under one of the following structures: conventional franchise developmental license or affiliate.

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