McDonald's Corporation (MCD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 27, 2014

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McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) 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 ( SBUX ) and Yum! Brands, Inc. ( YUM ). 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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MCD Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

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%.



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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