Mcdonalds (MCD) Holder Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel Lllp Has Lowered Its Holding as Stock Value Declined; Crawford Investment Counsel Upped Its Stake in Atrion (ATRI) by $441,000 as Stock Value Declined

May 23, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Crawford Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in Atrion Corp (ATRI) by 12.08% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc bought 700 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.89% with the market. The institutional investor held 6,495 shares of the medical and dental instruments company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.10M, up from 5,795 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Atrion Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.10 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.06% or $6.35 during the last trading session, reaching $593.25. About 5,468 shares traded. Atrion Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRI) has risen 33.36% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.81% the S&P500.

Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel Lllp decreased its stake in Mcdonalds Corp (MCD) by 1.21% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel Lllp sold 3,674 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 300,048 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $51.64 million, down from 303,722 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel Lllp who had been investing in Mcdonalds Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $125.20 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.26% or $2.03 during the last trading session, reaching $159.45. About 3.22 million shares traded. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 21.62% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.07% the S&P500.

Among 36 analysts covering McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), 25 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. McDonald’s Corporation had 153 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 13 by SunTrust. RBC Capital Markets maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) rating on Tuesday, January 26. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $132 target. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 30 by Mizuho. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, September 29 by Credit Suisse. Longbow initiated McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Friday, March 18 with “Neutral” rating. As per Wednesday, April 26, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, July 25 with “Hold”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, January 2. Cowen & Co maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) rating on Wednesday, April 18. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $19000 target. On Tuesday, May 1 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform”.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $11.52 million activity. 13,255 shares valued at $2.19M were sold by GOARE DOUGLAS M on Tuesday, May 1. 18,636 shares were sold by OZAN KEVIN M, worth $3.09M.

More notable recent McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “Apple, McDonald’s, Pfizer and Other Dow Earnings Coming This Week” on April 29, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “McDonald’s Beats Earnings, But What’s Next?” published on May 02, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “McDonald’s faces EEOC sexual harassment complaints” on May 23, 2018. More interesting news about McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “McDonald’s: Don’t Be Foolish” published on April 25, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Upcoming Earnings: McDonald’s Reports On Monday As It Continues On New Growth Plan” with publication date: April 27, 2018.

Analysts await McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $1.93 EPS, up 11.56% or $0.20 from last year’s $1.73 per share. MCD’s profit will be $1.52B for 20.65 P/E if the $1.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.79 actual EPS reported by McDonald's Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.82% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.11, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 54 investors sold MCD shares while 601 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. 518.42 million shares or 0.36% less from 520.27 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Allen Inv Limited Liability Com reported 1,725 shares. Auxier Asset Mngmt stated it has 14,350 shares. Stonehearth Capital Mgmt Llc reported 200 shares. Massachusetts Svcs Ma holds 91,060 shares. Sei has invested 0.26% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Hilton Llc invested 2.17% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Moreover, First Merchants has 0.15% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 5,050 shares. Pettyjohn Wood White stated it has 12,209 shares. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky invested 0.18% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Murphy Mngmt holds 1.16% or 49,250 shares in its portfolio. Budros Ruhlin & Roe invested 0.56% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Ingalls & Snyder Limited Co holds 9,239 shares. 35,658 were reported by Ancora Advisors Ltd Liability. Quantbot Techs Lp reported 11,689 shares. Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Ne owns 20,943 shares for 1.16% of their portfolio.

Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel Lllp, which manages about $1.68 billion and $1.15 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Crown Castle Intl Corp New (NYSE:CCI) by 3,033 shares to 326,109 shares, valued at $36.20 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Liberty Interactive Corp (NASDAQ:QVCA) by 18,290 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.36M shares, and has risen its stake in Coca Cola Co (NYSE:KO).

Crawford Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $4.53B and $3.22 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Epr Pptys (NYSE:EPR) by 18,825 shares to 39,416 shares, valued at $2.58M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in American Express Co (NYSE:AXP) by 11,737 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 688,315 shares, and cut its stake in Perrigo Co Plc (NYSE:PRGO).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.79 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.55, from 1.24 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 3 investors sold ATRI shares while 30 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 1.08 million shares or 0.45% more from 1.08 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Livingston Group Asset Mgmt (Operating As Southport Management) owns 1,000 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio. 2,235 were accumulated by Bahl And Gaynor. Moreover, Renaissance Tech Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.04% invested in Atrion Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRI). Btim has invested 0.15% in Atrion Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRI). Df Dent And invested in 9,326 shares or 0.15% of the stock. 4,536 were accumulated by Jpmorgan Chase &. Millennium Mngmt Limited Liability holds 784 shares. Proshare Advsr Ltd Co reported 12,286 shares. Hillsdale Investment Mngmt Inc reported 0.17% of its portfolio in Atrion Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRI). The Virginia-based Redmond Asset Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.42% in Atrion Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRI). Morgan Dempsey Cap Mgmt Limited Co accumulated 2,235 shares. Pnc Fincl Services Gp Inc accumulated 1,120 shares. Schwab Charles Invest, California-based fund reported 6,972 shares. Commercial Bank Of America Corp De reported 0% of its portfolio in Atrion Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRI). Rhumbline Advisers holds 0% of its portfolio in Atrion Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRI) for 3,777 shares.

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