Hugh Johnson Advisors Has Boosted Mcdonalds (MCD) Holding; Lateef Investment Management LP Cut Its Advance Auto Parts (AAP) Holding

February 22, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Hugh Johnson Advisors Llc increased Mcdonalds Corp (MCD) stake by 122.33% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Hugh Johnson Advisors Llc acquired 2,734 shares as Mcdonalds Corp (MCD)’s stock rose 15.92%. The Hugh Johnson Advisors Llc holds 4,969 shares with $779,000 value, up from 2,235 last quarter. Mcdonalds Corp now has $127.73 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.00% or $1.59 during the last trading session, reaching $160.23. About 1.28M shares traded. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 18.25% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.55% the S&P500.




Lateef Investment Management Lp decreased Advance Auto Parts Inc (AAP) stake by 98.72% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Lateef Investment Management Lp sold 282,044 shares as Advance Auto Parts Inc (AAP)’s stock declined 6.26%. The Lateef Investment Management Lp holds 3,654 shares with $362,000 value, down from 285,698 last quarter. Advance Auto Parts Inc now has $8.35 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.82% or $0.94 during the last trading session, reaching $113.06. About 366,065 shares traded. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) has risen 5.52% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.18% the S&P500.

Since October 25, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $7.57 million activity. On Wednesday, October 25 Sappington James R sold $1.33 million worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) or 8,046 shares. GOARE DOUGLAS M sold $6.00 million worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Wednesday, January 31. Shares for $238,415 were sold by Hoovel Catherine A. on Wednesday, January 31.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold MCD shares while 638 reduced holdings. 121 funds opened positions while 404 raised stakes. 520.27 million shares or 3.02% less from 536.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 23,465 are owned by Dillon And Assoc Inc. Sheets Smith Wealth owns 6,550 shares or 0.26% of their US portfolio. Comerica holds 1,449 shares. Zeke Advsr Ltd Company invested in 18,002 shares or 0.39% of the stock. Moreover, Plancorp Limited has 0.27% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 5,743 shares. 144,851 are owned by Nomura Asset Management Commerce. Osborne Ptnrs Capital has invested 0.05% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). St Johns Inv Management Limited Liability Corp holds 1.15% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) or 10,036 shares. Independent Invsts invested in 1.43% or 22,000 shares. Atlas Browninc accumulated 10,465 shares. The Washington-based Empirical Finance Limited has invested 0.06% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Manchester Mngmt Limited Liability Corp invested in 5,174 shares or 0.13% of the stock. Train Babcock Advsr Limited Liability has invested 0.13% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Sumitomo Life Insur reported 32,078 shares. Cantab Capital Prtn Llp stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD).

Among 35 analysts covering McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), 25 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. McDonald’s Corporation had 138 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Friday, January 6. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Mizuho. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, April 26. Guggenheim downgraded McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Thursday, December 1 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, October 25 with “Outperform”. The stock of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) earned “Neutral” rating by Nomura on Thursday, October 1. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 13 by Bank of America. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 5 by Jefferies. On Wednesday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Neutral” on Tuesday, January 26.

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