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MCD

McDonald's

$133.77

0.5 (0.38%)

11:43
04/21/17
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11:43
04/21/17
11:43

McDonald's hits fresh highs, analyst action, levels to watch

The shares are up fractionally today, last at $133.85. At that price there is no established resistance, opening up a run to the $135 area. Support is currently at $133.15. BMO Capital earlier initiated the shares at Outperform and set a $153 price target.

MCD McDonald's
$133.77

0.5 (0.38%)

04/18/17
04/18/17
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. McDonald's (MCD) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein with analyst Sara Senatore saying the company has multiple positive catalysts in its U.s. market, including "a return of food inflation," better value, "more menu innovation," and increased use pf technology. The analyst says that the company is doing well in Japan, while it should benefit from "strong macro trends in Europe." 2. Fastenal (FAST) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus with analyst John Eade saying the 10% share correction following first quarter results provides a buying opportunity. 3. Aflac (AFL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst Gregory Peters citing valuation ahead of what he sees to be an analyst upgrade cycle in the second half of 2017 as investors shift focus to valuation and fundamentals from restructuring/reporting changes that have no impact on core operations. 4. Core-Mark (CORE) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James with analyst Benjamin Brownlow citing last week's investor meetings with management. The analyst's confidence level in the company's fundamental growth outlook remains high and does not believe the competitive outlook for independents/smaller chain accounts has intensified. 5. Check Point (CHKP) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Keith Weiss saying his recent reseller survey indicates Check Point is maintaining its base, while new subscriptions add to revenue growth. Weiss said margins remain under pressure but stability reduces risk to consensus expectations. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
04/20/17
NOMU
04/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $146
NOMU
Buy
McDonald's Q1 US comps raised above the Street at Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Mark Kalinowski raised McDonald's Q1 US same-store sales forecast by 270 bps, to .8%, above consensus of down 1.1%, the highest forecast on the Street following a favorable franchisee survey. The analyst believes the focus on value and beverages, and the Big Mac line extensions helped McDonald's during a challenging time for the industry. Kalinowsky reiterated His Buy rating on McDonald's and increased his price target to $146 from $136 on shares.
04/21/17
BMOC
04/21/17
INITIATION
Target $153
BMOC
Outperform
McDonald's initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Andrew Strelzik initiated McDonald's with an Outperform and a $153 saying it is a premium brand in the early stages of a turnaround with a favorable risk/reward profile.
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INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Plains All American (PAA) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie. 2. Wendy's (WEN) and McDonald's (MCD) were initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital while Yum! Brands (YUM) was initiated with a Market Perform. 3. Cedar Fair (FUN), Six Flags (SIX), and SeaWorld (SEAS) were initiated with a Buy at Stifel. 4. Domino's Pizza (DPZ) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim. 5. Cidara Therapeutics (CDTX) initiated with a Strong Buy at Raymond James. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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