Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC Invests $5.95 Million in McDonald's Co. (MCD)


Private Asset Management Inc acquired 1,975 shares as Mcdonalds Corp (MCD)'s stock rose 15.92%. The hedge fund run by Warren Lichtenstein held 1.00 million shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.85 million, up from 167,115 at the end of the previous reported quarter. United Bank who had been investing in Mcdonalds Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $124.93 billion market cap company.

Shares of McDonald's closed the previous trading session at 159.20 up +1.96 1.25% with shares trading hands. About 415,622 shares traded.

McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. It has outperformed by 1.55% the S&P500.

Warren Buffett increased its stake in Synchrony Finl (SYF) by 19.13% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. HL Financial Services LLC now owns 95,816 shares of the fast-food giant's stock worth $14,675,000 after acquiring an additional 1,609 shares during the period. The institutional investor held 1.57 million shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $246.59M, down from 1.66 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. (NYSE:OKE). Massachusetts-based Cadence Cap Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.95% in ONEOK, Inc. The stock increased 1.81% or $2.8 during the last trading session, reaching $157.24. About 44,577 shares traded. Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) has declined 10.35% since March 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 9.92% the S&P500. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Hold" on Wednesday, October 25. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Deutsche Bank. On Wednesday, October 18 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". Carlson Capital Lp stated it has 0.83% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). The company was maintained on Thursday, June 8 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Monday, June 27 by Credit Suisse. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to "Buy" on Wednesday, August 12. Robert W. Baird has "Buy" rating and $190.0 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. The institutional investor owned 218,200 shares of the fast-food giant's stock after selling 287,064 shares during the period. 6 funds opened positions while 5 raised stakes. Citadel Advisors Ltd Co has 0% invested in BGC Partners, Inc. Gvo Asset Mngmt Limited stated it has 7.08% of its portfolio in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). Waddell Reed Fincl Inc holds 218,900 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Ingalls Snyder Ltd Co holds 11,208 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. The fund purchased 1,315 shares of the fast-food giant's stock, valued at approximately $226,000. Victory Management reported 36,841 shares stake. Oberweis Asset Management Inc, a Illinois-based fund reported 143,300 shares. Gamco Et Al invested 0.09% of its portfolio in ONEOK, Inc. Bb&T Corp reported 263,090 shares stake. 247,418 were accumulated by Anderson Hoagland & Company. Goldman Sachs Grp accumulated 594,307 shares or 0% of the stock. Callahan Advsr Ltd Liability Co reported 75,475 shares or 2.49% of all its holdings. Jane Street Gru Lc holds 0% or 13,164 shares. 3,512 were accumulated by Benin.

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Etrade Capital Management Llc, which manages about $2.37 billion and $2.80B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vanguard Mid (VOE) by 3,089 shares to 47,787 shares, valued at $5.05M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) stake by 8,649 shares and now owns 2,102 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. It fall, as 48 investors sold MCD shares while 638 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 352 raised stakes. The fast-food giant reported $1.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.59 by $0.12. Smith Moore And reported 0.2% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Mi Adv invested in 5,007 shares. Redmond Asset Mngmt Ltd accumulated 2,298 shares. 4,741 are held by Kames Capital Public Ltd Liability Corporation. Connecticut-based Greenwich Wealth Mngmt Llc has invested 0.04% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Mckinley Carter Wealth Svcs Inc has invested 0.56% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD).

Analysts await McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) to report earnings on April, 24. Godsey Gibb Assoc reported 96,984 shares. Argent Capital Mngmt Limited Liability holds 88,204 shares or 0.53% of its portfolio. (NYSE:MCD) by 56.8% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. Davis accumulated 22,267 shares or 2.05% of the stock. Deutsche Bank maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) rating on Friday, October 23. Also, insider Douglas M. Goare sold 34,575 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 31st.

Analysts expect uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE) to report $-0.73 EPS on March, 21.They anticipate $0.47 EPS change or 180.77% from last quarter's $-0.26 EPS. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.44 earnings per share. research analysts predict that McDonald's Co. will post 7.63 EPS for the current fiscal year. MCD's profit will be $1.33B for 23.73 P/E if the $1.68 EPS becomes a reality. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-five have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 71% are positive. McDonald's Corporation had 141 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with "Equal-Weight" rating in Tuesday, January 26 report. As per Tuesday, December 5, the company rating was upgraded by Jefferies. (NYSE:OKE) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, March 2 by UBS. WallachBeth Capital maintained the shares of QURE in report on Friday, August 28 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, January 26 with "Neutral". The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with "Neutral" on Wednesday, September 9.

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