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An Evaluation Of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) Prospects

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.07, or -0.02%, to $296.50. The McDonald’s Corporation has recorded 148,918 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed McDONALD’S REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2023 RESULTS.

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Stocks Info

MCD belongs to the Consumer Cyclical sector of the NYSE while operating in the Restaurants industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $296.57 and fluctuated between $298.00 as its day high and $293.84 as its day low. The current market capitalization of McDonald’s Corporation is $215.46B. A total of 1.85 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.62M shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, MCD has seen 25 BUY and 14 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 79,510 and the disposition of 39,285 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 35 BUYs and 26 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 119,994 shares during that period but sold 79,232.

In the most recent transaction, Sempels Jo sold 6,425 shares of MCD for 295.10 per share on May 05. After the transaction, the President, IDL now owns 730 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 05, Steijaert Manuel JM sold 3,402 shares at 296.35 per share. MCD shares that EVP – Chief Customer Officer owns now total 0.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Hoovel Catherine A. disposed of 840 shares on May 01 at a per-share price of $298.77. This resulted in the SVP – Corporate Controller holding 891 shares of MCD after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Kempczinski Christopher J sold 3,850 shares at $267.69 per share on Feb 23. Company shares held by the President and CEO now total 34,637.


Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. McDonald’s Corporation pays an annual dividend of $6.08, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.05%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 31.83. MCD’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/28/2023 when it declared a $1.52 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/15/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/15/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 11/30/2022. The MCD stock dividend was $1.52 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for MCD in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $316.93 with high estimates of $346.00 and low estimates of $284.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, MCD has a high of $298.86 and a low of $228.34.

As of this writing, MCD has an earnings estimate of $2.75 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 28 estimates, with a high estimate of $2.98 per share and a lower estimate of $2.54. The company reported an EPS of $2.59 in the last quarter, which was 5.70% higher than expectations of $2.45.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. MCD’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $4.71B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $48.64B in debt and $4.02B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was -$8.21, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was -$4.60B.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for MCD is Buy with a score of 4.35.

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