McDonald’s Corporation [NYSE: MCD] stock went up by 0.76% or 1.61 points up from its previous closing price of $210.85. The stock reached $212.46 during the last trading session. During the course of the last 5 trading session in the week, MCD share price went up during 2 out of 5 days, that way gaining +2.43% in the period of the last 7 days.

MCD had two major price movements with the latest trading session as the price jumped to a high of $212.76, at one point touching $211.35. The latest high is set lower that the high price recorded in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at $212.76. The 52-week high currently stands at $221.93 distance from the present share price, noting recovery 17.56% after the recent low of $173.41.

McDonald’s Corporation [NYSE:MCD]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 173.41 to 221.93. This is compared to its latest closing price of $210.85.

Keep looking out for the next-scheduled quarterly financial results that this company is expected to put out, which is slated to occur on Wed 29 Jan (In 12 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of McDonald’s Corporation [MCD]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for McDonald’s Corporation [MCD] sitting at +40.84 and its Gross Margin at +51.30, this company’s Net Margin is now 28.10%. These measurements indicate that McDonald’s Corporation [MCD] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 33.61, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 28.20%. Its Return on Assets is 17.79.

Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 125.22, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 94.71.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 17.97 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 3.09. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 8.66, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.18.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, McDonald’s Corporation [MCD] earns $100,120 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 9.52 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.63. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 1.35 and its Current Ratio is 1.36. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

McDonald’s Corporation [MCD] has 757.02M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $159.62B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 173.41 to 221.93. At its current price, it has moved down by -4.27% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 22.52% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.45, which indicates that it is 1.04% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 78.36. This RSI suggests that McDonald’s Corporation is currently Overbought.

Conclusion: Is McDonald’s Corporation [MCD] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of McDonald’s Corporation [MCD], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.