In Good Financial Health? – Tiffany & Co. (TIF), McDonald’s Corporation (MCD)

You should consider shares of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) if you are looking for a great stocks to invest in. Starting with the TIF shares, which traded at $133.36 at the close of the recent session, dropping -0.14%. On Tuesday, the company’s shares shed -$0.19 from its value which represented in intraday trading. The stock is now 46.55% higher in year-to-date (YTD) trading. TIF’s intraday high was $133.60 while its lowest price touched $133.26. The stock’s 52-week high price is $134.03, which means the current price is at -0.50%. In terms of trading activity, the daily trading volume rose to 3846821 against 200-day average trading volume of 2,240,222 shares.

What are analyst forecasts for Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF)?

At a consensus rating of 3.12, TIF is trending as a streaking Hold, as it has been the case a month ago when 16 analysts called it a Moderate Buy. Two months ago, 17 analysts recommended, on average, that TIF stock is a Moderate Buy. The Services company’s shares’ overall bearish trend saw it close higher on Tuesday compared to its opening price of $133.38 on the day.

Forecasts for Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) give the stock a fair value for the growth of -0.65% from its last price. The 12-month price forecast for the stock by analysts puts the stock’s mean price target at $132.50, which means the price per share could fall by nearly -$0.86. The price range target is between a low of $85.00 and a high of $160.00. The stock would need to gain by about $16.65 to hit the estimated high or 0.55% from its 12-month low.

The consensus among 22 analysts is that it is a good time for one to Hold in the Tiffany & Co. 3 analysts rate TIF as a Buy, with 0 of 22 analysts rate it as a Sell. 0 have valued the stock as Overweight and 19 have recommended that investors Hold.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) Upgrades and Downgrades

In terms of rating changes, Guggenheim on November 25, 2019, Downgrade Tiffany & Co. (TIF) at Neutral. Analysts at Jefferies have assigned a Hold rating for the stock in their research note on November 08, 2019 with an estimated price target of $110. Moreover, Oppenheimer analysts issued a rating of Perform for the stock on October 29, 2019, giving it a price target of $126 for the next 12 months. On October 29, 2019, the stock earned a Mkt Perform rating due to an analyst call from Bernstein, while analysts from Deutsche Bank on October 28, 2019 suggested that the stock is Buy.

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) adds -$2.06 on Tuesday

The MCD stock has risen 8.76% year-to-date and is currently trading at $193.12, which is -12.98% below its 52-week high. The company shares lost -1.06% on the day and have risen nearly 14.25% off a low hit. At current levels, McDonald’s Corporation has a valuation of about $20.89B. As of 12/03/19, this stock has risen 0.64% during the week and closed at $195.18 in the previous session. However, recent McDonald’s Corporation stock performance shows that MCD shares are -0.42% down over the last month, and -11.62% down for the last three months.

Earnings per share (EPS) estimates for the current quarter are $1.89, with the trailing 12-month share earnings at $7.65. The ratio is expected to be down by -0.80% for the current year 2019 and 8.00% for next year. Over the next 5-year period, earnings per share will be 5.05%. But will the MCD stock surprise in the current quarter results, where the $2.11 actual EPS reported on 9/29/2019 surprised by -4.50% or was lower by -$0.1 from the estimated $2.21.

Sales Growth to climb 2.90% for the year

How well will McDonald’s Corporation perform as a business over the current quarter, year and next 5-year period? Compared to the year-ago quarter, analysts forecast the company to bring in between $5.15B and $5.44B in current quarter sales. The consensus estimated for the current quarter is $5.3B from sales. Forecasts for this fiscal year are between $20.88B and $21.16B and the consensus estimate for sales is at $21.03B. MCD has its next quarter sales estimates at between $4.95B and $5.21B, with the quarter-over-quarter growth estimates at 2.90% and the annual growth forecast for the year at 2.90%.

Who owns shares in McDonald’s Corporation (MCD)?

Let’s briefly focus on the share ownership of the McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) stock, where we find that 69.97% of shares are held by institutions. Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) tops the list of institutional owners as it is holding 67.46 million shares or 8.96% of shares outstanding. Blackrock Inc. and State Street Corporation held 52.67 million and 39.24 million representing 6.99% and 5.21% respectively at the close of the last trading session. As of Sep 29, 2019, FMR, LLC accounted for 19.34 million shares at over 4.15 billion. This represented 2.57% of shares outstanding. Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc held 14.76 million shares at over 3.17 billion representing 1.96% of shares outstanding.

MCD Insider Activity

Insider activity can also give a signal in terms of price direction. Looking at McDonald’s Corporation (MCD), a total of 32106 shares have been sold by insiders over the last 6 months while 44856 shares were added in the same time span. On 2/05/2019, Chief People Officer & Executive Vice President by the name Fairhurst David Ogden sold 76411.0 shares worth $13.6 million at the price of $178.25 per share. Filings also show that Kempczinski Chris sold a total of 38729.0 shares on 5/03/2019 valued at $7.6 million. Since the last insider activity, the company’s share price has dropped -1.18%.