Analysts See $1.74 EPS for McDonald’s (MCD); Greif (GEF) Sentiment Is 0.78

October 13, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Analysts expect McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) to report $1.74 EPS on October, 24 before the open.They anticipate $0.12 EPS change or 7.41% from last quarter’s $1.62 EPS. MCD’s profit would be $1.41 billion giving it 23.55 P/E if the $1.74 EPS is correct. After having $1.73 EPS previously, McDonald’s Corporation’s analysts see 0.58% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $163.91. About shares traded. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 18.25% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.55% the S&P500.

Greif, Inc. is a producer of industrial packaging services and products. The company has market cap of $2.85 billion. The Company’s divisions are Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services; Paper Packaging & Services; Flexible Products & Services, and Land Management. It has a 29.07 P/E ratio. The Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services segment is engaged in the production and sale of rigid industrial packaging products, and services, such as container life cycle management, filling, logistics, warehousing and other packaging services.

McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants. The company has market cap of $133.11 billion. The Company’s restaurants serve a locally relevant menu of food and drinks sold at various price points in over 100 countries. It has a 26.79 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include U.S., International Lead Markets, High Growth Markets, and Foundational Markets and Corporate.

Among 32 analysts covering McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), 21 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. McDonald’s Corporation had 99 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Tuesday, January 26 with “Neutral” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, June 5 by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Friday, October 6 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Tuesday, January 26. The stock of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, April 26 by RBC Capital Markets. Nomura initiated the shares of MCD in report on Thursday, October 1 with “Neutral” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Wednesday, July 26 with “Buy” rating. The stock of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 29 by BTIG Research. SunTrust initiated McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) rating on Thursday, October 8. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $117 target. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of MCD in report on Monday, October 9 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.02, from 0.8 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 68 investors sold McDonald’s Corporation shares while 616 reduced holdings. 137 funds opened positions while 396 raised stakes. 536.45 million shares or 0.05% more from 536.18 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Dynamic Advsr Solutions Limited Liability Company owns 0.19% invested in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 3,141 shares. Baillie Gifford & has 0.03% invested in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD). M Kraus, Vermont-based fund reported 2,156 shares. Monarch Cap Mngmt has 62,375 shares for 3.62% of their portfolio. Boyd Watterson Asset Management Lc Oh holds 0.23% or 2,995 shares in its portfolio. First Hawaiian Bancorp stated it has 0.18% of its portfolio in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Janney Capital Mngmt has invested 0.02% in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Moreover, Usca Ria Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.55% invested in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 28,190 shares. Macnealy Hoover Mgmt has 2,570 shares for 0.3% of their portfolio. Mutual Of America Capital Management Ltd accumulated 99,417 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Company accumulated 121,497 shares. Trust Of Toledo Na Oh holds 1.19% or 29,930 shares in its portfolio. National Registered Advisor reported 14,568 shares. Altavista Wealth Mngmt reported 2.43% stake. Aull & Monroe invested 0.42% of its portfolio in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD).

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Greif’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Greif, 2 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. GEF was included in 4 notes of analysts from September 6, 2016. The company was downgraded on Monday, November 21 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Underweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Tuesday, November 29. Robert W. Baird upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, January 4 report. The stock of Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 6 by Bank of America.

Analysts await Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) to report earnings on December, 6. They expect $0.89 earnings per share, up 36.92% or $0.24 from last year’s $0.65 per share. GEF’s profit will be $44.52M for 16.01 P/E if the $0.89 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.85 actual earnings per share reported by Greif, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.71% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 3 insider purchases, and 0 sales for $935,154 activity.

Nine Chapters Capital Management Llc holds 2.54% of its portfolio in Greif, Inc. for 4,800 shares. Heartland Advisors Inc owns 273,003 shares or 0.98% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc has 0.98% invested in the company for 337,753 shares. The California-based Dorsey Wright & Associates has invested 0.66% in the stock. Lucus Advisors Llc, a New York-based fund reported 6,468 shares.

The stock decreased 1.06% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $56.98. About shares traded. Greif, Inc. (GEF) has risen 67.37% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 50.67% the S&P500.

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