McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.81 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 16, 2013. 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 prior quarter. At the current stock price of $98.92, the dividend yield is 3.28%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MCD was $98.92, representing a -4.61% decrease from the 52 week high of $103.70 and a 15.44% increase over the 52 week low of $85.69.
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 $5.54. Zacks Investment Research reports MCD's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.75%, compared to an industry average of 8.3%.
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 13.02% over the last 100 days. XLY has the highest percent weighting of MCD at 4.94%.