McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 27, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.89 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 15, 2015. Shareholders who purchased MCD prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.71% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $114.28, the dividend yield is 3.12%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MCD was $114.28, representing a -0.62% decrease from the 52 week high of $114.99 and a 30.61% increase over the 52 week low of $87.50.
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 $4.63. Zacks Investment Research reports MCD's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -9.12%, compared to an industry average of 16.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to MCD through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MCD as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR SSgA Risk Aware ETF ( RORO )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Consumer Discretionary ( XLY )
- Vanguard Consumer Discretion ETF - DNQ ( VCR )
- iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF ( IYC )
- WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Fund ( DGRW ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLY with an increase of 5.59% over the last 100 days. RORO has the highest percent weighting of MCD at 4.8%.