Bluefin Trading Stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Has Lifted by $709,595; As Mcdonalds (MCD) Share Value Declined, Moon Capital Management Lowered by $8.26 Million Its Position

May 21, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Moon Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Mcdonalds (MCD) by 3.21% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Moon Capital Management Llc sold 48 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 1,448 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $249.25M, down from 1,496 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Moon Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Mcdonalds for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $126.79 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.5009 during the last trading session, reaching $161.4809. About 959,821 shares traded. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 21.62% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.07% the S&P500.

Scott Burney increased its stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) by 145.86% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bluefin Trading Llc bought 5,105 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.21% with the market. The hedge fund run by Scott Burney held 8,605 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.20 million, up from 3,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bluefin Trading Llc who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $333.53B market cap company. The stock increased 0.09% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $124.35. About 2.03M shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 1.12% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.43% the S&P500.

Analysts await McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $1.93 EPS, up 11.56% or $0.20 from last year’s $1.73 per share. MCD’s profit will be $1.52 billion for 20.92 P/E if the $1.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.79 actual EPS reported by McDonald's Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.82% EPS growth.

More notable recent McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “McDonald’s Restaurants Expect to Hire 2000 in Iowa this Summer” on May 17, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “McDonald’s: Don’t Be Foolish” published on April 25, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “Apple, McDonald’s, Pfizer and Other Dow Earnings Coming This Week” on April 29, 2018. More interesting news about McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “McDonald’s Beats Earnings, But What’s Next?” published on May 02, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “McDonald’s Doesn’t Sell Hamburgers” with publication date: April 24, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.11, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 54 investors sold MCD shares while 601 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. 518.42 million shares or 0.36% less from 520.27 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Acadian Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability, Massachusetts-based fund reported 952,952 shares. Investment House Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.33% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Caxton Assoc Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.08% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Janney Montgomery Scott Lc has invested 0.22% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Live Your Vision Llc has invested 0.01% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). California Employees Retirement has invested 0.53% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Schroder Investment Management Grp, Maine-based fund reported 1.02M shares. Patten Gp owns 2,725 shares or 0.19% of their US portfolio. Schafer Cullen Cap Inc owns 3,613 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Focused Wealth Mngmt Inc holds 521 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Miracle Mile Advsr Limited Liability has invested 0.06% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). The New York-based Prelude Lc has invested 0.1% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Heritage Management Corporation stated it has 1.36% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Shine Advisory Serv reported 490 shares. Commonwealth Bancorp Of Australia holds 0.08% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 46,089 shares.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $11.52 million activity. 34,575 shares were sold by GOARE DOUGLAS M, worth $6.00M. The insider OZAN KEVIN M sold $3.09 million.

Moon Capital Management Llc, which manages about $166.36M and $97.61 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Greenlight Capital Re Ltd. (NASDAQ:GLRE) by 495 shares to 76,676 shares, valued at $1.54 billion in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) by 8,700 shares in the quarter, for a total of 50,737 shares, and has risen its stake in Group 1 Automotive Inc. (NYSE:GPI).

Among 36 analysts covering McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), 25 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. McDonald’s Corporation had 153 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $162 target in Wednesday, July 26 report. Bernstein reinitiated it with “Market Perform” rating and $129 target in Thursday, May 26 report. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $175 target in Wednesday, October 25 report. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform” on Tuesday, August 30. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, October 13. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Focus List” on Monday, October 19. On Thursday, June 29 the stock rating was maintained by BTIG Research with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Tuesday, June 13 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, January 5 with “Hold”. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $20.17 million activity.

More notable recent Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “7 ‘Blue-Chip Stocks’ That Aren’t Blue Chips at All” on May 21, 2018, also Livetradingnews.com with their article: “Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Heffx Stock Technicals” published on May 18, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Congo begins Ebola vaccinations” on May 21, 2018. More interesting news about Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Johnson & Johnson Sells Off After Earnings” published on April 22, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Better Buy: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) vs. AbbVie (ABBV)” with publication date: May 02, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 35 investors sold JNJ shares while 884 reduced holdings. 143 funds opened positions while 654 raised stakes. 1.72 billion shares or 0.40% more from 1.71 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Mondrian Investment Ptnrs Ltd, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 500 shares. Woodley Farra Manion Mgmt stated it has 244,984 shares. Roosevelt Invest stated it has 2.6% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Virginia-based Toth Fin Advisory Corp has invested 1.77% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Woodmont Inv Counsel Limited Co holds 41,055 shares. The Japan-based Sumitomo Life Ins Company has invested 1.82% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Calamos Advisors Ltd Liability Co reported 1.02% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Wilbanks Smith And Thomas Asset Limited Liability has 0.85% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 76,892 shares. Pictet Cie (Europe) Sa has 66,850 shares. Moon Capital Llc holds 0.92% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 6,460 shares. Night Owl Capital Management Ltd Liability Com stated it has 3,191 shares. Wellington Mgmt Ltd Liability Partnership reported 0.9% stake. Cornercap Counsel holds 11,971 shares. Berkshire Asset Mngmt Pa owns 216,431 shares. Holderness Invs accumulated 1.87% or 27,174 shares.

Bluefin Trading Llc, which manages about $1.65 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Altaba Inc (Call) by 185,800 shares to 423,200 shares, valued at $1.47 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Schwab Charles Corp New (NYSE:SCHW) by 116,884 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 8,216 shares, and cut its stake in Goldcorp Inc New (NYSE:GG).

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