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Mcdonalds Com (MCD) Holder Sawgrass Asset Management Trimmed Its Position; Strs Ohio Has Boosted Ensco Plc Cl A (ESV) Position

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Strs Ohio increased its stake in Ensco Plc Cl A (ESV) by 33.98% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Strs Ohio bought 186,400 shares as the company’s stock rose 22.69% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 735,000 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $3.23 million, up from 548,600 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Strs Ohio who had been investing in Ensco Plc Cl A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.83 billion market cap company. The stock increased 8.11% or $0.485 during the last trading session, reaching $6.465. About 7.77 million shares traded. Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) has declined 6.04% since June 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.61% the S&P500.

Sawgrass Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Mcdonalds Corp Com (MCD) by 3.55% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sawgrass Asset Management Llc sold 9,865 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 268,346 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $41.96 million, down from 278,211 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sawgrass Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Mcdonalds Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $127.87B market cap company. The stock increased 1.45% or $2.3275 during the last trading session, reaching $162.8575. About 1.30 million shares traded. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 8.97% since June 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.60% the S&P500. Some Historical MCD News: 14/03/2018 – MCD: BREAKFAST IS 25%-30% OF SALES, MOST PROFITABLE PART OF DAY; 21/03/2018 – McDonald’s wants to cut greenhouse gas emissions related to its restaurants and offices by 36%; 30/04/2018 – MCDONALD’S ACCLERATING REMODELS AFTER U.S. TAX REFORM; 20/03/2018 – McDonald’s Becomes the First Restaurant Company to Set Approved Science Based Target to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions; 16/03/2018 – McDonald’s Closes Above 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 10/04/2018 – McDonald’s Plans 200 New Restaurants in Nordic Expansion; 30/05/2018 – MCDONALD’S: STILL NEED TO INCREASE CUSTOMER COUNT IN U.S; 30/04/2018 – McDonald’s Sees 2018 Basket-of-Goods Commodity Costs Up 1%-2% in U.S; 30/04/2018 – Fidelity Series All Sector Adds McDonald’s, Exits Nike; 19/03/2018 – BusinessInsurnce: McDonald’s proposes settlement in U.S. labor board case

Strs Ohio, which manages about $22.61B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vicor Corp (NASDAQ:VICR) by 21,400 shares to 11,700 shares, valued at $334,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Blackrock Inc (NYSE:BLK) by 991 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 66,763 shares, and cut its stake in Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.45, from 1.48 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 30 investors sold ESV shares while 87 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 398.89 million shares or 3.74% more from 384.52 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Atlantic Tru Grp Ltd Liability Co, Georgia-based fund reported 17,139 shares. Montgomery Invest Mngmt Inc owns 54,797 shares. Engy Opportunities Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.77% of its portfolio in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Cetera has invested 0% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Mackenzie Fin owns 481,210 shares. Moreover, Invesco Limited has 0% invested in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Hsbc Holdg Public Ltd Co has 13,984 shares. Johnson Financial Grp Incorporated stated it has 0% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Stifel Fin stated it has 83,634 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Geode Lc accumulated 0.01% or 3.60 million shares. Arizona State Retirement Systems reported 294,992 shares. Ameritas Inv Partners accumulated 0.04% or 166,478 shares. Virtu Fincl Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.01% stake. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru Bk reported 32,222 shares. Check Management Inc Ca holds 0.01% or 22,595 shares in its portfolio.

Among 35 analysts covering Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV), 10 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Ensco Plc had 89 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, December 16 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, July 14 by Seaport Global. On Friday, January 12 the stock rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Hold”. The stock of Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, February 28 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, November 19. Barclays Capital maintained Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) rating on Friday, April 28. Barclays Capital has “Sell” rating and $8 target. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, February 3 by Credit Suisse. Jefferies maintained Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) on Friday, October 27 with “Hold” rating. Citigroup maintained Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) rating on Wednesday, March 16. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $11 target. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, April 12 report.

More notable recent McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Highlights from McDonald’s conference presentation” on May 30, 2018, also Schaeffersresearch.com with their article: “Dow Stock Flashes Short-Term Trade Opportunity” published on June 22, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “McDonald’s shareholders vote on straw ban” on May 24, 2018. More interesting news about McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) were released by: Themiddlemarket.com and their article: “M&A daily wrap: Carlyle, Huron Capital, Douglas Sutton, Bossa Nova, Siris Capital, Gores Group” published on June 21, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “McDonald’s Has Finally Solved the Value Menu Equation” with publication date: June 21, 2018.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $11.52 million activity. Shares for $3.09M were sold by OZAN KEVIN M. $2.19M worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was sold by GOARE DOUGLAS M.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 78 investors sold MCD shares while 616 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 439 raised stakes. 508.60 million shares or 1.89% less from 518.42 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Gfs Advsrs Ltd Co invested in 0.16% or 4,833 shares. Triangle Securities Wealth Management, North Carolina-based fund reported 3,765 shares. Oakworth Cap Inc holds 4,790 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Somerset Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.69% or 4,889 shares. Jfs Wealth Advsr reported 11,565 shares. Lipe And Dalton accumulated 2,118 shares or 0.24% of the stock. Guardian Life Of America accumulated 0.05% or 1,834 shares. Baystate Wealth Management holds 1,095 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Regent Mngmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Evergreen Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Company reported 2,500 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Old Second Savings Bank Of Aurora holds 0.34% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 5,412 shares. Riverhead Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.33% or 49,724 shares in its portfolio. 46,099 were reported by Salem Inv Counselors Incorporated. Kings Point Capital reported 0.4% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Rampart Mgmt Ltd has invested 0.74% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD).

Sawgrass Asset Management Llc, which manages about $3.30B and $2.09B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Starbucks Corp Com (NASDAQ:SBUX) by 119,379 shares to 1.03 million shares, valued at $59.64 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in American Express Co (NYSE:AXP) by 5,265 shares in the quarter, for a total of 23,934 shares, and has risen its stake in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL).

Analysts await McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $1.93 earnings per share, up 11.56% or $0.20 from last year’s $1.73 per share. MCD’s profit will be $1.52 billion for 21.10 P/E if the $1.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.79 actual earnings per share reported by McDonald's Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.82% EPS growth.

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