McDonald's Corporation (
) 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 (
) and Yum! Brands, Inc. (
). 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%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to MCD through an Exchange
Traded Fund (
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 (
- iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary Sector Index
- PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Growth (
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%.