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McDonald's

$172.12

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Nomura names McDonald's top restaurant pick, ups price target to $190

Nomura Instinet analyst Mark Kalinowski names McDonald's his top restaurant pick for 2018 and upped his price target for the shares to $190 from $180. The stock closed Friday down 95c to $172.12. The analyst favors McDonald's ongoing rollout of fresh beef, including the new test of Archburgers in seven restaurants, and its new Dollar menu. Further, he believes McDonald's should continue to grab quick-service market share given the ongoing woes at third-largest restaurant chain Subway. In addition, the possibility of a stock split, which would be the burger chain's first one in nearly two decades, may be attractive to retail investors, Kalinowski tells investors in a research note. He raised his earnings and same-store-sales estimates for McDonald's.

MCD McDonald's
$172.12

-0.98 (-0.57%)

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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 Buy from Hold at Jefferies with analyst Andy Barish saying McDonald's is well positioned in the current environment to continue to outperform. 2. Snap (SNAP) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Ross Sandler sayign with the company's pricing transition in the later stages, Snap may start hitting or exceeding consensus revenue estimates and accelerating growth in 2018. 3. Depomed (DEPO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuhom with analyst Irina Koffler citing the company's agreement to license rights to commercialize the Nucynta franchise to Collegium (COLL). 4. United Technologies (UTX) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities. 5. Earthstone Energy (ESTE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Seaport Global with analyst Mike Kelly citing the October 18 capital raise. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/06/17
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FBCO
Shake Shack, Chipotle among tax reform beneficiaries, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Jason West believes tax reform could have a material impact on restaurant EPS and free cash flow since most profits are generated in the U.S. The analyst sees the top tax reform beneficiaries including Shake Shack (SHAK), Chipotle (CMG), Jack in the Box (JACK), Wingstop (WING), and Dunkin' Brands (DNKN), while companies least-benefited by tax reform tend to be global franchisors with already-low tax rates, such as Restaurant Brands (QSR), McDonald's (MCD) and Yum! Brands (YUM).
12/08/17
LEHM
12/08/17
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Target $193
LEHM
Overweight
McDonald's price target raised to $193 from $182 at Barclays
Barclays analyst Jeffrey Bernstein raised his price target for McDonald's to $193 following his firm's third annual "Eat, Sleep, Play" conference in New York City. The analyst views the company as a "800lb gorilla" among U.S. restaurants and notes comps for the sector accelerated starting in September. He sees benefits from tax reform providing further support for the restaurant space. The analyst has an Overweight rating on McDonald's.
12/19/17
FBCO
12/19/17
NO CHANGE
Target $185
FBCO
Outperform
McDonald's price target raised to $185 from $178 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Jason West raised his price target for McDonald's to $185 from $178 saying that recent franchisee checks point to continued same-store sales momentum so far in Q4 for McDonald's. He reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.

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