Stock on Focus: McDonald’s Corporation (MCD)

Company Profile:

McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the United States and internationally. Its restaurants offer various food products, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages, as well as breakfast menu. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 37,241 restaurants, including 34,108 franchised restaurants comprising 21,366 franchised to conventional franchisees, 6,945 licensed to developmental licensees, and 5,797 licensed to foreign affiliates; and 3,133 company-operated restaurants. McDonald’s Corporation was founded in 1940 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Recent News:

On May 24, 2018, McDonald’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.01 per share of common stock payable on June 18, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 4, 2018.

For the first quarter ended March 31, 2018, McDonald reported global comparable sales increased 5.5% and global comparable guest counts increased 0.8%.

 

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

MCD’s strengths can be seen in its strong profitablity and robust solvency compared with its peers. Its Gross Profit has increased over recent several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in Stochastic Oscillator. RSI is strong in the bullish zone and MACD is trying to cross back up. We rate McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) a STRONG BUY.

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