Johnson Investment Counsel Has Lowered Its Mcdonald’s (MCD) Holding; APPSWARM (SWRM) Shorts Up By 34%

February 18, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

APPSWARM INCORPORATED (OTCMKTS:SWRM) had an increase of 34% in short interest. SWRM’s SI was 13,400 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 34% from 10,000 shares previously. The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.0002 during the last trading session, reaching $0.0368. About 494,502 shares traded. AppSwarm, Inc. (OTCMKTS:SWRM) has 0.00% since February 18, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Johnson Investment Counsel Inc decreased Mcdonald’s Corporation (MCD) stake by 5.89% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Johnson Investment Counsel Inc sold 2,550 shares as Mcdonald’s Corporation (MCD)’s stock rose 15.92%. The Johnson Investment Counsel Inc holds 40,777 shares with $6.39M value, down from 43,327 last quarter. Mcdonald’s Corporation now has $125.79B valuation. The stock decreased 1.86% or $2.99 during the last trading session, reaching $157.79. About 7.17M shares traded or 89.23% up from the average. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 18.25% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.55% the S&P500.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $7.57 million activity. Fairhurst David Ogden had sold 4,782 shares worth $751,013 on Monday, August 14. GOARE DOUGLAS M also sold $6.00 million worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Wednesday, January 31. On Wednesday, January 31 the insider Hoovel Catherine A. sold $238,415. Sappington James R had sold 8,046 shares worth $1.33M.

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 “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, November 11. The firm has “Buy” rating by BTIG Research given on Tuesday, January 19. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Tuesday, October 13. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 29 by Bank of America. The company was maintained on Monday, October 17 by Nomura. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Friday, January 6. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 25 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, October 23 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim on Thursday, December 1. UBS maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Monday, March 7 with “Buy” rating.

Johnson Investment Counsel Inc increased Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) stake by 14,218 shares to 157,377 valued at $5.99 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Jm Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM) stake by 141,501 shares and now owns 206,960 shares. Vanguard Ftse All (VEU) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It dived, 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. Balasa Dinverno And Foltz Ltd Liability has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Callahan Advsr Ltd Liability accumulated 2.49% or 75,475 shares. Rockefeller Financial Svcs holds 0.06% or 20,106 shares in its portfolio. Fifth Third Financial Bank accumulated 520,150 shares. Sentinel Asset Inc holds 1.17% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) or 311,300 shares. Zevin Asset Mngmt Lc accumulated 4,522 shares or 0.17% of the stock. Hugh Johnson Advsrs Ltd Liability Com reported 4,969 shares stake. Pub Sector Pension Invest Board has 0.06% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 91,251 shares. Apg Asset Mgmt Nv holds 0.78% or 3.03 million shares in its portfolio. Essex Fincl accumulated 0.47% or 12,286 shares. Osborne Prtnrs Cap Management Limited Liability Corp holds 0.05% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) or 2,387 shares. Excalibur Mngmt Corporation invested in 1,846 shares or 0.25% of the stock. 157,900 were accumulated by Virginia Retirement System Et Al. The Illinois-based First Trust Advsr Limited Partnership has invested 0.08% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Barrington Strategic Wealth Group Inc Ltd Llc holds 11,387 shares or 0.9% of its portfolio.

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