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Renewed Optimism is Surrounding McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD)

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McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) shares are trading at higher $229.15 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $233.47.

To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $231.91 and the low is $124.23. Over the last 52 weeks, MCD is up 15.03% while the S&P 500 is up 14.92%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.

A Notable Earnings Report

In the last quarter, MCD reported a profit of $1.73 billion. McDonald’s Corporation also saw revenues increase to $3.76 billion. In addition, MCD has free cash flow of $545.4 million as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $1.39 billion which compares well with its peers.

MCD booked profit margins of 24.80%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is -53.70%, and its Return on Assets is 9.80%. All told, it is clear that, MCD needs to be on your watchlist.

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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. MCD has a short ratio of 1.60 and outstanding shares of 743.80M.

Company Outlook

MCD has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 2.02 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 6.31. McDonald’s Corporation MCD also noted assets of $49.94 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as MCD has historically followed its peers on positive news.

All told, McDonald’s Corporation MCD has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, MCD represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.

McDonald’s Corporation MCD is now commanding a market cap of 170.71B and a float of 743.68M. MCD is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of MCD stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!

Disclosure: we hold no position in MCD, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.

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