Braun Stacey Associates Raised Its Mcdonalds (MCD) Stake; Alpha Security Group (HDS) Sentiment Is 1.04

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Braun Stacey Associates Inc increased Mcdonalds Corp (MCD) stake by 72.16% reported in 2018Q4 SEC filing. Braun Stacey Associates Inc acquired 9,958 shares as Mcdonalds Corp (MCD)’s stock declined 3.86%. The Braun Stacey Associates Inc holds 23,758 shares with $4.22 million value, up from 13,800 last quarter. Mcdonalds Corp now has $139.85 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $182.74. About 2.32 million shares traded. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 15.99% since March 15, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.62% the S&P500. Some Historical MCD News: 20/03/2018 – McDonald’s sets greenhouse gas reduction targets; 06/03/2018 – MOODY’S ASSIGNS FIRST TIME B2 CFR TO NEW OWNER OF C.H. GUENTHER & SON; OUTLOOK STABLE; 30/04/2018 – McDonald’s grills up stronger than expected rise in key sales gauge; 10/04/2018 – McDonald’s plans to expand its Nordic business; 30/04/2018 – MCDONALD’S SAYS U.S. GUEST COUNTS DECLINED IN 1Q; 11/04/2018 – GLORY to Feature Cash Automation Solutions at McDonald’s Worldwide Conference; 29/05/2018 – Ex-McDonald’s CEO: Starbucks’ store closures for bias training shouldn’t have needed to happen in the first place; 30/04/2018 – McDonald’s Sees 2018 Selling, General, Administrative Expenses Down About 1% Constant-Currency; 30/04/2018 – Fidelity Series All Sector Adds McDonald’s, Exits Nike; 30/05/2018 – MCDONALD’S SAYS IT’S A `FIGHT’ FOR MARKET SHARE IN U.S

Alpha Security Group Corp (HDS) investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q4 2018. It’s down -0.06, from 1.1 in 2018Q3. The ratio dived, as 145 hedge funds opened new and increased equity positions, while 139 sold and decreased their stock positions in Alpha Security Group Corp. The hedge funds in our database now own: 159.98 million shares, down from 169.25 million shares in 2018Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Alpha Security Group Corp in top ten equity positions was flat from 7 to 7 for the same number . Sold All: 35 Reduced: 104 Increased: 99 New Position: 46.

The stock decreased 0.66% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $43.4. About 835,933 shares traded. HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (HDS) has risen 22.34% since March 15, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.97% the S&P500. Some Historical HDS News: 13/03/2018 – HD SUPPLY HOLDINGS INC HDS.O SEES FY 2018 SALES $5.76 BLN TO $5.91 BLN; 01/05/2018 – HD Supply Title Sponsor of 2018 Shepherd’s Men Run; 19/04/2018 – DJ HD Supply Holdings Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (HDS); 13/03/2018 – HD Supply Holdings 4Q EBITDA $152M; 25/04/2018 – S&PGR RAISES HD SUPPLY TO ‘BB+’; OTLK STBL; 13/03/2018 – HDS SEES 1Q ADJ EBITDA $174M TO $184M, EST. $173.0M (2 EST.); 25/04/2018 – CONSUM PROD SFTY: HD SUPPLY RECALLS CEILING FANS DUE TO IMPACT; 13/03/2018 – HD Supply Holdings Sees 1Q Adj EPS 60c-Adj EPS 66c; 05/03/2018 HD Supply Completes Acquisition Of A.H. Harris; 13/03/2018 – HD SUPPLY 4Q ADJ EPS 49C

More notable recent HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) news were published by: which released: “HD Supply Holdings, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2018 Fourth-Quarter and Full Year Earnings Release Date and Conference Call – Nasdaq” on February 22, 2019, also with their article: “Implied JKI Analyst Target Price: $172 – Nasdaq” published on March 06, 2019, published: “Allegion (ALLE) to Report Q4 Earnings: What’s in the Cards? – Nasdaq” on February 15, 2019. More interesting news about HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) were released by: and their article: “Herman Miller, Inc. (MLHR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 28, 2019 – Nasdaq” published on February 27, 2019 as well as‘s news article titled: “Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 14, 2019 – Nasdaq” with publication date: February 13, 2019.

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. operates as an industrial distributor in North America. The company has market cap of $7.73 billion. The companyÂ’s Facilities Maintenance segment offers electrical and lighting items, plumbing, appliances, janitorial supplies, hardware, kitchen and bath cabinets, window coverings, textiles and guest amenities, healthcare maintenance, and water and wastewater treatment products, as well as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning products. It has a 27.42 P/E ratio. The Company’s Waterworks segment provides pipes, fittings, valves, hydrants, and meters for use in the construction, maintenance, and repair of water and waste-water systems, as well as fire-protection systems; and smart meters, fusible piping solutions, and engineered treatment plant services and products.

Marathon Partners Equity Management Llc holds 13.9% of its portfolio in HD Supply Holdings, Inc. for 790,000 shares. Jana Partners Llc owns 5.40 million shares or 9.26% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Timucuan Asset Management Inc Fl has 6.03% invested in the company for 2.27 million shares. The New York-based Corsair Capital Management L.P. has invested 4.35% in the stock. Sasco Capital Inc Ct, a Connecticut-based fund reported 1.30 million shares.

Analysts await HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) to report earnings on March, 19 before the open. They expect $0.67 earnings per share, up 36.73% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.49 per share. HDS’s profit will be $119.33M for 16.19 P/E if the $0.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.00 actual earnings per share reported by HD Supply Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.00% negative EPS growth.

Braun Stacey Associates Inc decreased Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Co (NASDAQ:ALXN) stake by 18,962 shares to 95,110 valued at $9.26 million in 2018Q4. It also reduced Halliburton Co Com (NYSE:HAL) stake by 117,084 shares and now owns 27,300 shares. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was reduced too.

Among 14 analysts covering McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. McDonald’s had 15 analyst reports since October 4, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 24. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, November 28. On Wednesday, October 24 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, November 29 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, March 12. Longbow maintained the shares of MCD in report on Monday, February 25 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, October 24 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Stephens to “Overweight” on Tuesday, February 19. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Friday, January 11 with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, October 30 by Citigroup.

More notable recent McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) news were published by: which released: “Coca-Cola Company (The) (NYSE:KO), McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) – 10 Consumer Stocks To Buy Right Now, According To Quantamize – Benzinga” on March 12, 2019, also with their article: “McDonald’s SWOT Analysis – Seeking Alpha” published on March 01, 2019, published: “How Safe Is McDonald’s Dividend? – Seeking Alpha” on March 06, 2019. More interesting news about McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) were released by: and their article: “3 Dividend Aristocrats to Buy and Hold Forever – Motley Fool” published on March 14, 2019 as well as‘s news article titled: “McDonald’s: Franchisee Frustration And No Traffic Growth – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: March 01, 2019.

Since October 24, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 insider sales for $63.19 million activity. 201,123 shares valued at $35.32M were sold by Easterbrook Stephen on Wednesday, October 24. $233,662 worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) shares were sold by Hoovel Catherine A.. The insider Gibbs Robert Lane sold 22,036 shares worth $3.99 million. Another trade for 4,782 shares valued at $849,666 was sold by Borden Ian Frederick. Henry Daniel also sold $537,767 worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) shares. $5.41 million worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) shares were sold by MCKENNA ANDREW J. Krulewitch Jerome N also sold $562,335 worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 0.83 in 2018Q3. It increased, as 42 investors sold MCD shares while 556 reduced holdings. 143 funds opened positions while 433 raised stakes. 513.11 million shares or 3.67% more from 494.95 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Susquehanna Int Limited Liability Partnership stated it has 0% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Ameritas Incorporated has 0.2% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 20,680 shares. Markston Int Ltd Co accumulated 37,407 shares or 0.85% of the stock. Lourd Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.11% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Peddock Advisors accumulated 9,039 shares. Investment Counsel Inc reported 0.25% stake. The New Jersey-based Private Advisor Group Ltd has invested 0.27% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Farr Miller Washington Ltd Company Dc accumulated 22,260 shares or 0.38% of the stock. 15,922 are owned by Naples Global Advsr Llc. Excalibur Mgmt has 1,351 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio. Moreover, Nomura Holdings Inc has 0.06% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 93,713 shares. California-based Whittier Tru has invested 0.66% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Stonebridge Capital Inc has invested 0.39% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Montgomery invested 1.16% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Newfocus Fin Group Lc has invested 2.3% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD).

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