Analyst PT & Stock Review on McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD), PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCE)

June 27, 2017

Research analysts covering McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) are projecting that the shares reach $154.444 within the next 12-18 months.  This is the consensus number derived from the 18 analyst reports taken into consideration. The most bullish, or aggressive analyst target pins the projected price at $180, while the most bearish, or conservative analyst sees the stock reaching $130.

Broker Rating Update on McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD)

Zacks provides analysts with an Average Broker Rating (or ABR), basing it on sell-side recommendations. Shares of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) currently have an ABR of 1.59. This is based on a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Moving to earnings estimates, for this current fiscal period, Wall Street analysts have projected that the company will post $1.62 earnings per share. This is the current Zacks consensus EPS which was calculated at the time of writing. Analysts will likely revise their estimates leading in to the actual results date.  

taking a look at the most recent period, which closed on 2017-03-31, McDonald's Corporation reported EPS of $1.47 for a surprise factor of 11.36%, calculated by being $0.15 away from analyst projections.

Investors will be marking their calendars for 2017-07-25, when the company is planning to release their quarterly results.

Research analysts covering PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCE) are projecting that the shares reach $77.714 within the next 12-18 months.  This is the consensus number derived from the 21 analyst reports taken into consideration. The most bullish, or aggressive analyst target pins the projected price at $100, while the most bearish, or conservative analyst sees the stock reaching $46.

Broker Rating Update on PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCE)

Zacks provides analysts with an Average Broker Rating (or ABR), basing it on sell-side recommendations. Shares of PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCE) currently have an ABR of 1.76. This is based on a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Moving to earnings estimates, for this current fiscal period, Wall Street analysts have projected that the company will post $0 earnings per share. This is the current Zacks consensus EPS which was calculated at the time of writing. Analysts will likely revise their estimates leading in to the actual results date.  

taking a look at the most recent period, which closed on 2017-03-31, PDC Energy, Inc. reported EPS of $-0.06 for a surprise factor of -100%, calculated by being $-0.03 away from analyst projections.

Investors will be marking their calendars for 2017-08-08, when the company is planning to release their quarterly results.

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