McDonald's Corporation (MCD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 27, 2013

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McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.77 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MCD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of MCD was $95.25, representing a -5.73% decrease from the 52 week high of $101.04 and a 14.33% increase over the 52 week low of $83.31.

MCD is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX ) and Yum! Brands, Inc. ( YUM ). MCD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.36. Zacks Investment Research reports MCD's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 8%, compared to an industry average of 18.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MCD Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to MCD through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MCD as a top-10 holding:

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Discretionary ( XLY )
  • DIAMONDS Trust Series I ( DIA )
  • Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF ( VCR )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund ( IYC )
  • Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF ( VIG ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLY with an increase of 7.93% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of MCD at 6.04%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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