McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 28, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $1.16 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2019. Shareholders who purchased MCD prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 14.85% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of MCD was $183.21, representing a -4.02% decrease from the 52 week high of $190.88 and a 24.77% increase over the 52 week low of $146.84.
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 $7.54. Zacks Investment Research reports MCD's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 3.58%, compared to an industry average of 3.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to MCD through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MCD as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Consumer Discretionary ( XLY )
- Invesco Dynamic Leisure and Entertainment ETF ( PEJ )
- Fidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary Index ETF ( FDIS )
- Vanguard Consumer Discretion ETF ( VCR )
- SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF ( DIA ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is DIA with an decrease of -2.32% over the last 100 days. XLY has the highest percent weighting of MCD at 6.63%.