Whitnell Lowers stake in McDonald's Corporation (MCD)

McDonald's Corporation (MCD) : Whitnell reduced its stake in McDonald's Corporation by 1.52% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 32,176 shares of McDonald's Corporation which is valued at $3,841,171 after selling 497 shares in McDonald's Corporation , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 8, 2016.McDonald's Corporation makes up approximately 1.23% of Whitnell’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Finemark National Bank Trust reduced its stake in MCD by selling 19 shares or 0.05% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 40,865 shares of MCD which is valued at $4,878,464. McDonald's Corporation makes up approx 0.53% of Finemark National Bank Trust’s portfolio.Smithfield Trust Co reduced its stake in MCD by selling 1,016 shares or 5.49% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 17,501 shares of MCD which is valued at $2,058,993. McDonald's Corporation makes up approx 0.38% of Smithfield Trust Co’s portfolio.Papp L Roy Associates reduced its stake in MCD by selling 242 shares or 2.41% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 9,813 shares of MCD which is valued at $1,172,457. McDonald's Corporation makes up approx 0.27% of Papp L Roy Associates’s portfolio.North Star Investment Management Corp. boosted its stake in MCD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 470 additional shares and now holds a total of 29,019 shares of McDonald's Corporation which is valued at $3,564,114. McDonald's Corporation makes up approx 0.64% of North Star Investment Management Corp.’s portfolio.

McDonald's Corporation closed down -1 points or -0.84% at $118.52 with 33,91,619 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $119.02, the shares hit an intraday low of $118.52 and an intraday high of $119.25 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday 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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