Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Mcdonalds Corp (MCD) Holder Bancorpsouth INC Decreased Its Stake

Umb Bank N A, which manages about $2.91B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) by 124,269 shares to 129,283 shares, valued at $9.40M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $88.28. About 7,344 shares traded.

More notable recent McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) news were published by: which released: "Better Buy: International Business Machines Corp. vs. McDonald's Corporation" on December 26, 2017, also with their article: "McDonald's: Investors Show Doubts But Stock Prices Rise" published on December 15, 2017, published: "McDonald's Corporation is Executing a Successful Turnaround" on December 28, 2017. It has outperformed by 1.55% the S&P500.

Greenwood Capital Associates Llc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 5.74% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse. The institutional investor held 106,098 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.90 million, down from 112,554 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pacific Global Investment Management Company who had been investing in Genesee & Wyoming Inc (A) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.15 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $173.98. About 926,024 shares traded. McDonald's Corporation had a net margin of 18.93% and a return on equity of 514.39%. It has outperformed by 19.50% the S&P500. The stock of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by RBC Capital Markets. Therefore 89% are positive. On Friday, June 2 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". Phocas Financial Corp. purchased a new stake in shares of McDonald's during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $107,000. As per Wednesday, April 12, the company rating was upgraded by Cleveland. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $180.00 price target on shares of McDonald's and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Finally, Longbow Research raised shares of McDonald's from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and increased their price target for the company from $154.05 to $183.00 in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Tuesday, October 10. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, December 1 by Guggenheim. (NASDAQ:BIDU) rating on Friday, July 14.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 44 investors sold EXP shares while 86 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 255 raised stakes. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited reported 1,349 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Profund holds 29,306 shares. Institutional investors own 67.28% of the company's stock. 119.85 million shares or 3.77% less from 124.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pacific Global Investment Management Company sold 7,190 shares as the company's stock declined 14.44% while stock markets rallied. Hirtle Callaghan & Co Limited Liability Com invested in 3,312 shares. M&R Cap Mgmt Incorporated reported 400 shares. Rothschild Asset Mgmt Inc invested in 179,652 shares. Alta Mngmt Ltd Liability accumulated 0.11% or 10,480 shares. Lowe Brockenbrough & Com has 21,841 shares for 0.52% of their portfolio. Glenview Natl Bank Dept stated it has 42,995 shares or 3.27% of all its holdings. West Coast Financial LLC grew its stake in McDonald's by 50.6% in the third quarter. Lmr Prtn Llp holds 35,886 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio.

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The Connecticut-based Bradley Foster & Sargent Ct has invested 0.26% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 149,406 shares. Corda Investment Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 2.38% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST).

Analysts await Genesee & Wyoming Inc. They expect $1.21 earnings per share, up 49.38% or $0.40 from last year's $0.81 per share. GWR's profit will be $46.79M for 27.54 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.93 actual EPS reported by Morgan Stanley for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.13% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC now owns 3,916 shares of the fast-food giant's stock worth $513,000 after acquiring an additional 1,144 shares during the last quarter. Acg Wealth stated it has 0.68% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Yacktman Asset Mngmt LP holds 6.27% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 8.71 million shares. Commonwealth Equity Ser, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 5,219 shares. Daiwa Securities reported 0.11% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). McDonald's makes up about 1.8% of USA Financial Portformulas Corp's holdings, making the stock its 5th largest position. Usca Ria Llc holds 0.56% or 28,190 shares in its portfolio. Jolley Asset Ltd Company reported 0.06% stake. Obermeyer Wood Counsel Lllp holds 4.12% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 303,722 shares. 258,400 were accumulated by Old Republic.

Among 34 analysts covering McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Integrated Device had 43 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The New York-based Barrett Asset Mgmt Ltd has invested 1.09% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). UBS has "Buy" rating and $56 target. Piper Jaffray Companies lifted their target price on McDonald's from $175.00 to $185.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 27 by Argus Research. Goldman Sachs Group set a $190.00 price objective on shares of McDonald's and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, January 27 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Outperform" on Wednesday, November 11.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 15th.

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