Astrazeneca Plc (AZN) Holding Held by Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc; Hilton Capital Management Holding in Mcdonalds (MCD) Has Lowered by $12.79 Million

June 22, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc increased its stake in Astrazeneca Plc (AZN) by 288% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc bought 28,800 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.34% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 38,800 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.36M, up from 10,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc who had been investing in Astrazeneca Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $88.40 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $35.06. About 5.37M shares traded or 38.82% up from the average. AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has risen 7.86% since June 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.71% the S&P500. Some Historical AZN News: 25/05/2018 – AstraZeneca: Clinically-meaningful Improvement in Patients Receiving Imfinzi Compared to Placebo; 09/04/2018 – Ionis: Third Drug to Enter Development Under Strategic Cardiovascular-Renal-Metabolic Collaboration With AstraZeneca; 30/05/2018 – AstraZeneca’s Second Fasenra Phase 3 Trial Doesn’t Meet Primary Endpoint; 03/04/2018 – US FDA Accepts Biologics License Application For Moxetumomab Pasudotox In Hairy Cell Leukemia; 16/05/2018 – Emulate, Inc. and AstraZeneca Form Strategic Agreement to Work Side-by-Side on Organs-on-Chips Technology to Improve Prediction; 19/04/2018 – AstraZeneca PLC FDA Approves Tagrisso As First-Line Treatment; 18/04/2018 – ASTRAZENECA PLC AZN.L – US FDA APPROVES TAGRISSO AS 1ST-LINE TREATMENT FOR EGFR-MUTATED NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER; 26/03/2018 – Roche: Study Showed Treatment Improvement With Tecentriq; 28/03/2018 – New top 10!~ Elephants can’t jump? IDEA’s Mike Rea says some Big Pharma players are crushing old beliefs @ideapharma $AZN $PFE $NVS; 06/04/2018 – CLOVIS WINS FDA APPROVAL FOR EXPANDED USE OF RUBRACA

Hilton Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Mcdonalds Corp (MCD) by 98.15% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hilton Capital Management Llc sold 81,995 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.23% with the market. The hedge fund held 1,548 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $242,000, down from 83,543 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hilton Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Mcdonalds Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $129.20 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.50% or $4.02 during the last trading session, reaching $164.55. About 10.92 million shares traded or 185.42% up from the average. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 8.97% since June 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.60% the S&P500. Some Historical MCD News: 12/03/2018 – The decision to bring fresh beef to the majority of McDonald’s domestic locations was a costly one; 30/04/2018 – McDonald’s grills up stronger than expected rise in key sales gauge; 24/05/2018 – MCD: FRESH BEEF BURGERS RUNNING `A LITTLE AHEAD’ OF GOALS; 13/03/2018 – McDonald’s All American Games Announces The 2018 Morgan Wootten Player Of The Year Award Winners; 30/05/2018 – MCDONALD’S: NEW VALUE MENU IS HELPING AVG CHECK IN U.S; 30/04/2018 – MCDONALD’S 1Q ADJ EPS $1.79, EST. $1.67; 20/03/2018 – McDonald’s Says It Expects to Prevent 150 Million Metric Tons of Emissions by 2030; 30/04/2018 – McDonald’s 1Q Revenue from Franchised Restaurants $2.6B; 30/04/2018 – McDonald’s: About $1.5B of 2018 CapEx Dedicated to U.S. Business; 08/05/2018 – McDonald’s® Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region Announce Addition of Made-to-Order, Fresh Beef Quarter Pounder Burg

Since January 31, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $11.52 million activity. Shares for $238,415 were sold by Hoovel Catherine A.. OZAN KEVIN M also sold $3.09M worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Tuesday, May 1.

Hilton Capital Management Llc, which manages about $589.79M and $620.95M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Powershares Qqq Trust Unit Ser 1 (Prn) (QQQ) by 26,330 shares to 50,030 shares, valued at $8.01 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) by 40,920 shares in the quarter, for a total of 672,512 shares, and has risen its stake in Direxion Daily S&P Bull 1.25 (Prn).

More notable recent McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “McDonald’s to detail restructuring plan” on June 12, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “McDonald’s: Not Spending Beyond Its Means” published on June 15, 2018, Schaeffersresearch.com published: “Dow Stock Flashes Short-Term Trade Opportunity” on June 22, 2018. More interesting news about McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “McDonald’s updates on US reorganization” published on June 12, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Highlights from McDonald’s conference presentation” with publication date: May 30, 2018.

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 21.31 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.

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 154 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Nomura initiated McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Thursday, October 1 with “Neutral” rating. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $14000 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by BMO Capital Markets. On Tuesday, January 26 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. SunTrust maintained the shares of MCD in report on Tuesday, April 17 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Tuesday, January 2 with “Buy” rating. Barclays Capital maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Tuesday, January 16 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Tuesday, January 26. The company was reinitiated on Thursday, May 26 by Bernstein. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, December 14.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 78 investors sold MCD shares while 616 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 439 raised stakes. 508.60 million shares or 1.89% less from 518.42 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Security National Trust Com has 6,349 shares for 0.33% of their portfolio. Pictet And Cie (Europe) accumulated 1.14% or 44,269 shares. Bath Savings Tru stated it has 1.64% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Montgomery Inv Management accumulated 14,180 shares. Magellan Asset Ltd reported 3.42% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Eagle Asset Mngmt reported 525,192 shares. Pnc Services Grp Incorporated holds 0.6% or 3.92M shares in its portfolio. Penobscot Inv Mngmt invested in 0.59% or 15,775 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv owns 1.01% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 1.38 million shares. Tradewinds Cap Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 1,219 shares. Cv Starr & Commerce Inc Trust holds 40,000 shares. Montag A And Associate stated it has 0.14% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). 9,000 are held by Supplemental Annuity Collective Tru Of Nj. Donaldson Capital Management Ltd Liability Company reported 0.08% stake. The New Hampshire-based D L Carlson Invest Grp Incorporated has invested 0.46% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD).

Among 27 analysts covering AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. AstraZeneca plc (ADR) had 46 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Leerink Swann on Thursday, January 18 with “Hold”. The stock of AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Wednesday, April 5. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 18 by Bryan Garnier & Cie. Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, May 12 report. The stock of AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) earned “Hold” rating by HBSC on Monday, February 8. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Leerink Swann. The stock has “Hold” rating by Leerink Swann on Thursday, July 27. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse on Monday, May 15 to “Neutral”. On Wednesday, September 2 the stock rating was upgraded by HSBC to “Buy”.

More important recent AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Avoiding The ‘Black Hole’ Of Disease Development” on June 15, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Alzheimer’s Disease: A History Of Drug Failures”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Breaking Down Barriers: BiOasis Technologies Promises Breakthrough Brain Drug Delivery” on June 19, 2018. More interesting news about AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Lilly and AstraZeneca bail on AD candidate lanabecestat” with publication date: June 12, 2018.

Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc, which manages about $931.40 million and $337.68M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Grubhub Inc. (NYSE:GRUB) by 5,500 shares to 8,000 shares, valued at $812,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Capitala Finance Corp. 5.75 by 16,549 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 10,695 shares, and cut its stake in Abiomed Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD).

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