Salzman & Company Increases Holding in Liberty Global Plc (LBTYK); Capital Wealth Planning Increases Stake in Mcdonalds (MCD)

February 23, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Capital Wealth Planning Llc increased its stake in Mcdonalds Corp (MCD) by 213.71% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Wealth Planning Llc bought 7,044 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.92% with the market. The institutional investor held 10,340 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.46M, up from 3,296 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Wealth Planning Llc who had been investing in Mcdonalds Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $129.85 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.39% or $2.23 during the last trading session, reaching $162.89. About 2.89M shares traded. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 18.25% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.55% the S&P500.

Salzman & Company increased its stake in Liberty Global Plc (LBTYK) by 3.58% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Salzman & Company bought 51,275 shares as the company’s stock declined 17.26% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 1.48M shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $48.53 million, up from 1.43 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Salzman & Company who had been investing in Liberty Global Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $25.74 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.71% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $31.51. About 1.76 million shares traded. Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) has declined 6.78% since February 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.48% the S&P500.

Salzman & Company, which manages about $433.67 million and $82.50 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Liberty Media Corp Delaware by 445,103 shares to 395,040 shares, valued at $16.55M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Since October 25, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $7.57 million activity. The insider GOARE DOUGLAS M sold $6.00M. On Wednesday, October 25 the insider Sappington James R sold $1.33 million.

Among 35 analysts covering McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), 25 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. McDonald’s Corporation had 138 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cleveland on Wednesday, April 12. Telsey Advisory Group maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Friday, April 21 with “Outperform” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) rating on Wednesday, October 11. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $170.0 target. The company was maintained on Friday, October 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, January 26. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $132 target in Wednesday, July 27 report. Credit Suisse upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $191.0 target in Friday, February 2 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, January 27. Stephens maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Tuesday, January 30 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, January 30, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho.

Capital Wealth Planning Llc, which manages about $380.53M and $126.95M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) by 7,179 shares to 13,395 shares, valued at $739,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D) by 188,129 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 10,116 shares, and cut its stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 48 investors sold MCD shares while 638 reduced holdings. 121 funds opened positions while 404 raised stakes. 520.27 million shares or 3.02% less from 536.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pinebridge Lp reported 536 shares. Comerica Securities Inc holds 1,449 shares. Kornitzer Capital Mgmt Ks reported 274,151 shares or 0.75% of all its holdings. Clean Yield Gp invested 0.73% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Callahan Advisors Ltd Liability Corp invested in 75,475 shares or 2.49% of the stock. Gulf Intl Bancorporation (Uk) Limited stated it has 258,661 shares. Bridges Investment Counsel Inc holds 13,929 shares or 1.21% of its portfolio. Moreover, Harvest Capital Mngmt has 0.1% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Iowa Bancshares stated it has 1.77% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Somerset Ltd stated it has 4,459 shares. Kentucky Retirement Sys reported 50,046 shares. Moreover, Verition Fund Mgmt Ltd Liability has 0.16% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 13,061 shares. Jones Financial Lllp invested in 28,148 shares. Moreover, First Citizens Fincl Bank And Trust Co has 0.6% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 29,443 shares. Busey Tru accumulated 26,848 shares or 0.5% of the stock.

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