The Better Stock Is Still Crystal Clear: CME Group Inc. (CME), McDonald’s Corporation (MCD)

The stock of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) witnessed a 31.56% increase from the 52-week low price of $143.68 it recorded on 2018-01-03. Their shares price went up by $0.82 now trading at $189.02. Even though it is still -4.26% behind the $197.08 high touched on 2018-11-19. The last few days have been good for the stock, as its price has grew by 1.02% during the week. It has also performed better over the past three months, as it added around 8.95% while it has so far climbed around 27.26% during the course of a year. The stock of CME recorded 29.42% uptrend from the beginning of this year till date. The 12-month potential price target for CME Group Inc. is set at $197.31. This target means that the stock has an upside potential to increase by 4.39% from the current trading price.

When giving their opinion, around 50% of Wall Street analysts, which represents 8 out of 16 rated the stock as a Buy. 8 brokerage firms of the remaining 50% rated the stock as a Hold with 0 analyst rating it as a sell. Overall, the number of aggregate CME shares held by institutional investors represents 90.2% of total shares. 81 institutions entered new CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) positions, 432 added to their existing positions in these shares, 414 lowered their positions, and 69 exited their positions entirely.

CME Group Inc. (CME) trade volume has increased by 31.41% as around 2,839,985 shares were sold when compared with its 50-day average volume of traded shares which is 2,161,108. At the moment, CME is witnessing a downtrend, as it is trading -0.47% below its 20-day SMA, 3.14% above its 50-day SMA, and 11.27% above its 200-day SMA. The company runs an ROE of roughly 19.7%, with financial analysts predicting that their earnings per share growth will be around 20.18% per annum for the next five year. This will be compared to the 9.8% increase witnessed over the past five years.

The first technical resistance point for CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) will likely come at $190.98, marking a 1.03% premium to the current level. The second resistance point is at $192.93, about 2.03% premium to its current market price. On the other hand, inability to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $181.47, the lower end of the range. CME’s 14-day MACD is -2.37 and this negative figure indicates a downward trading trend. The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 52.75, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the stock stands at 21.52 percent, which is high when compared to that of the 50-day’s 19.9 percent.

The shares of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has increased by 0.22%, and now trading at $185.45 on the Wall Street in the intra-day deal, with their shares traded now around 4,699,969. This is a rise of 595,147 shares over the average 4,104,822 shares that were traded daily over the last three months. The stock that is trading at $185.45 went higher by 26.29% from its 52-week low of $146.84 that it attained back on 2018-03-02. The stock recorded a 52-week high of $190.88 nearly 8 days ago on 2018-11-29.

MCD stock has performed well over the past 30 days, as it added 2.81% while its price climbed by 7.74% year-to-date (YTD). Looking at the last few days, it has been tough for the stock, as it tumbled -1.28% over the last week. The stock’s 12-month potential target price is now at $194.44. This means that the stock price might likely increase by 4.85% from its current trading price.24 out of 32 Wall Street analysts which represents 75% rated the stock as a buy while the remaining 25 rated it as a hold, with 0 of analysts rating it as a sell.

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has been utilizing an ROE that is roughly -101%, with stock analysts predicting that the company’s EPS for the next five years will go up by 9.3% per year, following the 6.2% raise that was witnessed during the past five years. The stock at the moment is on a uptrend, trading 0.21% above its 20-day SMA, 5.51% above its 50-day SMA, and 12.91% above its 200-day SMA. In percentage terms, the aggregate McDonald’s Corporation shares held by institutional investors is 69.3%. 83 institutions jumped in to acquire McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) fresh stake, 752 added to their current holdings in these shares, 895 lowered their positions, and 90 left no stake in the company.

The stock’s 9-day MACD is -0.48 and this negative figure indicates a downward trading trend. The company’s 9-day RSI score is 53.96, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the shares stand at 16.94 percent, which is less when compared to that of the 50-day’s 21.62 percent. On the daily chart, we see that the stock could reach the first level of resistance at $186.77, sporting a 0.71% premium to the current level. The next resistance point is at $188.08, representing nearly 1.4% premium to the current market price of McDonald’s Corporation (MCD). On the other hand, failure to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $180.78, the lower end of the range.