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Analysts Favor a ‘Buy’ Rating for McDonald’s

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Analysts’ recommendations

Of the total 30 analysts following McDonald’s (MCD), 76.7% have given it a “buy” rating, while 23.3% were recommending a “hold” rating. No analysts were in favor of a “sell” recommendation. On average, analysts’ 12-month price target for MCD stands at $215, which represents an upside potential of 7.9% from its stock price of $199.22.

Since the announcement of McDonald’s first-quarter earnings on April 30, several analysts have raised their price targets.

  • Barclays: from $208 to $220
  • SunTrust Robinson: from $200 to $230
  • BMO: from $195 to $210
  • Guggenheim: from $200 to $215
  • Mizuho: from $204 to $215
  • J.P. Morgan: from $182 to $195
  • Cowen and Company: from $205 to $225
  • BTIG: from $200 to $220
  • Piper Jaffray: from $194 to $209
  • Stifel: from $174 to $190
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Peer comparisons

Of the total 29 analysts following Starbucks (SBUX), 37.9% are in favor of a “buy” rating, while 58.6% are recommending “holds,” and 3.4% are favoring “sells.” On average, analysts have given SBUX a 12-month price target of $77.64, which represents a potential fall of 1.6% from its stock price of $78.91.

Of the total 25 analysts following Wendy’s (WEN), 60% are recommending a “buy” recommendation, while 40% are in favor of “hold” recommendations. On average, analysts have given Wendy’s a 12-month price target of $20.55, which implies an upside potential of 9.7% from its stock price of $18.73.

Of the total 15 analysts that are covering Jack in the Box (JACK), 53.3% have given the stock a “buy” rating, while 46.7% are in favor of a “hold” rating. On average, analysts have given JACK a 12-month price target of $91.54, which represents a potential return of 11.4% from its stock price of $82.17.

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