McDonald's Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.81 per share is scheduled to be paid on
March 17, 2014. Shareholders who purchased MCD stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an 5.19% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of MCD was $96.62,
representing a -6.83% decrease from the 52 week high of $103.70 and
a 4.77% increase over the 52 week low of $92.22.
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 $5.56. Zacks Investment Research reports MCD's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 5.39%, compared to an
industry average of 7.4%.
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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 (
- Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (
- DIAMONDS Trust Series I (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund (
- Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYC with an increase of
9.5% over the last 100 days. XLY has the highest percent weighting
of MCD at 4.71%.