McDonald’s (MCD) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Robert W. Baird; The $190.0 Target Indicates 7.83% Potential; Generac Holdings (GNRC)’s Sentiment Is 1.42

January 23, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Generac Holdings Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells power generation equipment and other engine powered products for the residential, light commercial, and industrial markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $3.21 billion. The firm offers engines, alternators, transfer switches, and other components fueled by natural gas, liquid propane, gasoline, diesel, and bi-fuel. It has a 27.18 P/E ratio. It also provides residential automatic standby generators ranging in output from 6kW to 60kW; air-cooled engine residential standby generators ranging from 6kW to 20kW; liquid-cooled engine generators with outputs ranging from 22kW to 60kW; cellular remote monitoring system for home standby generators; and industrial diesel generators ranging in sizes up to 3,250kW.

Among 34 analysts covering McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. McDonald’s Corporation has $205.0 highest and $35 lowest target. $161.27’s average target is -8.48% below currents $176.21 stock price. McDonald’s Corporation had 121 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 26. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 25 by BTIG Research. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, October 23 by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, July 26 by UBS. Cowen & Co maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Monday, March 28 with “Market Perform” rating. As per Friday, January 6, the company rating was downgraded by UBS. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy” on Thursday, April 27. The stock of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) earned “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, April 25. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 11. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 8 with “Buy”.

Analysts await Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $1.20 earnings per share, up 7.14% or $0.08 from last year’s $1.12 per share. GNRC’s profit will be $74.60M for 10.77 P/E if the $1.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.93 actual earnings per share reported by Generac Holdings Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 29.03% EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Generac’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Generac, 0 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. GNRC was included in 3 notes of analysts from January 13, 2017. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, January 13 by Bank of America. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Wednesday, April 5. On Wednesday, February 15 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold”.

The stock increased 0.12% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $51.7. About 300,406 shares traded. Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC) has risen 0.51% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.19% the S&P500.

Pivot Point Capital Partners Llc holds 7.29% of its portfolio in Generac Holdings Inc. for 199,300 shares. Edgepoint Investment Group Inc. owns 9.03 million shares or 6.2% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Bernzott Capital Advisors has 3.91% invested in the company for 596,396 shares. The California-based Kestrel Investment Management Corp has invested 3.26% in the stock. Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 765,792 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $1.60 million activity.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $3.75 million activity. Sappington James R sold $1.33 million worth of stock or 8,046 shares. Fairhurst David Ogden sold $751,013 worth of stock. Another trade for 10,793 shares valued at $1.67 million was sold by Erlinger Joseph M..

The stock increased 0.05% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $176.21. About 3.22 million shares traded or 6.37% up from the average. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 18.25% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.55% the S&P500.

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