China Lodging Group LTD (HTHT) Holder Ward Ferry Management LTD Has Decreased Its Holding by $8.21 Million; As Mcdonalds (MCD) Share Price Declined, Holder Us Bancorp De Cut by $2.06 Million Its Stake

April 17, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Ward Ferry Management Ltd decreased its stake in China Lodging Group Ltd (HTHT) by 4.01% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ward Ferry Management Ltd sold 57,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.36M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $197.05M, down from 1.42 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ward Ferry Management Ltd who had been investing in China Lodging Group Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.33 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.58% or $0.77 during the last trading session, reaching $132.84. About 349,659 shares traded. China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) has risen 98.12% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 86.57% the S&P500.

Us Bancorp De decreased its stake in Mcdonalds Corp (MCD) by 0.92% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Us Bancorp De sold 11,989 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.29 million shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $222.05 million, down from 1.30 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Us Bancorp De who had been investing in Mcdonalds Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $127.81B market cap company. The stock increased 0.59% or $0.96 during the last trading session, reaching $162.59. About 1.91 million shares traded. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 21.62% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.07% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering China Lodging (NASDAQ:HTHT), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. China Lodging had 16 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Thursday, August 20. Brean Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 17 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, November 11. Credit Suisse upgraded China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) rating on Wednesday, August 19. Credit Suisse has “Neutral” rating and $25.20 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, December 30. Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, October 14 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, November 12 by Macquarie Research. Morgan Stanley downgraded it to “Equal-Weight” rating and $40 target in Wednesday, August 17 report. The stock of China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, February 3. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Thursday, October 8.

Since October 25, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $7.57 million activity. $1.33M worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) shares were sold by Sappington James R. 1,398 shares were sold by Hoovel Catherine A., worth $238,415.

Among 35 analysts covering McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. McDonald’s Corporation had 146 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Mizuho given on Wednesday, October 18. Robert W. Baird maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Wednesday, October 25 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Tuesday, June 13. Cowen & Co maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Wednesday, October 25 with “Buy” rating. Guggenheim downgraded McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Thursday, December 1 to “Neutral” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 31 by Cowen & Co. Tigress Financial maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, November 29 report. Bernstein maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Wednesday, January 31 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. The stock of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by Credit Suisse.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.11, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 54 investors sold MCD shares while 601 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. 518.42 million shares or 0.36% less from 520.27 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Dillon And Associates Inc has 1.48% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). The Kansas-based Paragon Capital Management Limited Liability Company has invested 4.29% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Glenview Financial Bank Trust Dept holds 42,795 shares or 3.4% of its portfolio. Covington Cap Mgmt holds 0.48% or 45,404 shares in its portfolio. Agf invested in 0.21% or 125,842 shares. Capital Investors reported 22.04M shares. Bollard Group Ltd reported 453 shares stake. Da Davidson And stated it has 88,303 shares. New Jersey-based Pinnacle Wealth Mgmt Advisory Gru Llc has invested 0.94% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Thrivent Fin For Lutherans accumulated 0.02% or 35,264 shares. Metropolitan Life Insur New York stated it has 157,958 shares or 0.36% of all its holdings. Shellback Capital Limited Partnership holds 1.92% or 150,000 shares in its portfolio. Gamble Jones Inv Counsel reported 0.98% stake. Swiss Bank & Trust owns 3.65 million shares for 0.68% of their portfolio. Moreover, First Commonwealth Finance Pa has 1.81% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD).

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