McDonald's Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 30, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.77 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 17,
2013. Shareholders who purchased MCD stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd
quarter that MCD has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $101.24, the dividend yield is 3.04%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MCD was $101.24,
representing a -2.37% decrease from the 52 week high of $103.70 and
a 21.52% 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 $5.39. Zacks Investment Research reports MCD's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.51%, compared to an
industry average of 9.4%.
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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 (
- DIAMONDS Trust Series I (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund (
- Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (
- iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary Sector Index
The top-performing ETF of this group is VCR with an increase of
18.98% over the last 100 days. XLY has the highest percent
weighting of MCD at 6.22%.