McDonald's 2Q Earnings Pregame Scorecard

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After hitting analysts' expectations last quarter, McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) will report its latest earnings on Monday, July 23, 2012.

Expectations

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Analysts currently expect McDonald's to come in with earnings of $1.38 per share on revenues of $6.95 billion. Analysts gave estimates ranging from $1.33 per share to $1.45 per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from $1.43.

Stock Movement

In terms of price changes, the stock's best recent streak was when it gained $3.91 per share between June 11, 2012 and June 15, 2012. Looking at change over the last three months, April 19, 2012 and July 16, 2012, the stock price fell $3.63 (-3.8%), from $95.28 to $91.65.

Company Fundamental Trends

Stock Ratings

Analysts are bullish on the stock as 15 analysts rate it as a buy and there are no sell ratings. Analyst sentiment has been improving recently, as the average rating risen slightly over the past three months.

Last Quarter's Results

In the first quarter, profit rose 4.8% to $1.27 billion ($1.23 a share) from $1.21 billion ($1.15 a share) the year earlier, meeting analyst expectations. Revenue rose 7.1% to $6.55 billion from $6.11 billion.

Summary

Reporting Period: 2Q

Date of Release: Monday, July 23, 2012 before market open

EPS: $1.38

Revenue Estimate: $6.95 billion

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)