McDonald's Corporation (MCD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 29, 2012

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McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) has announced an ex-dividend date of November 29, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.77 per share scheduled for December 17, 2012. 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 prior quarter. At the current stock price of $86.24, the dividend yield is 3.57%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MCD was $86.24, representing a -15.63% decrease from the 52 week high of $102.22 and a 3.52% 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 ( SBUX ) and Yum! Brands, Inc. ( YUM ). MCD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.31. Zacks Investment Research reports MCD's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as .82%, compared to an industry average of 15.7%.

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 )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund ( IYC )
  • iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary Sector Index Fund ( RXI )
  • PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Growth ( PWB ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RXI with an increase of 7.86% over the last 100 days. XLY has the highest percent weighting of MCD at 6.79%.



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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