McDonald's Corporation (
) 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 (
) and Yum! Brands, Inc. (
). 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%.
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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 (
- DIAMONDS Trust Series I (
- Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund (
- Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (
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%.