MCD – McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises restaurants.
MCD – McDonald’s Corporation
|Fundamentals||Previously closed at||125.86|
|Analysts opinion||Today, MCD reported its Q1 earnings pre-market. MCD’s global sales has increased by 6.2% in Q1, outpacing most other restaurant chains. Its net income grew 35% to $1.098 billion in the first quarter from $811.5 million last year. Its earnings rose 46% to 1.23 per share. However, on the revenue front, MCD’s revenues were 1% lower YoY at $5.903 Billion for Q1. On the flip side, MCD faces a threat from the French authorities who are trying to collect $341Million as taxes. Also, the management is trying to move company owned stores into franchises. Though the precise structure of the deal is yet to be decided, MCD will supposedly get a one-time franchise payment and an ongoing royalty fees of 3-5% of annual turnover. This move may reduce revenues for MCD significantly. It may also result in more number of franchises.|
|Sentiments||MCD reported that comparable sales grew 5.4%, the stock price rose 1.8% pre-market.|
|Social Media Pulse||The stock has 100% higher chatter than usual.|
V – Visa Inc, is a payment technology company, engaged in authorization, clearing and settlement of payment transactions across the world.
V – Visa Inc
|Fundamentals||Previously closed at||80.79|
|Analyst opinion||Visa reported second quarter earnings which are broadly in line with expectations. EPS is for Q2 is at $0.68, $0.01 higher than wall street estimates, and revenue of $3.6 billion which matched the forecasts.|
|Sentiments||Visa also announced that it has amended the Visa Europe deal, swapping the earn-out option for an increased cash consideration, after feedback from the European Commission. This would mean that European banks can switch away from Visa, sooner than they could have in the earlier deal. Due to this, the stock price of Visa has dropped 3% pre-market. However, this might as well be the perfect time to buy Visa since it is on track with its plan to grow at 7-8% this year, and has set foot into emerging markets and has high potential growth.|
|Social Media Pulse||The stock has 12% lower social chatter than usual.|
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