Investors’ Patience Is Being Tested Right Now By McDonald’s Corp (NYSE: MCD)

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McDonald’s Corp is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Consumer Cyclical sector and is a part of the Restaurants industry. The current market capitalization of McDonald’s Corp is $177.24B. A total of 4.93 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.61M shares.

In the most recent transaction, Gross Marion K. sold 1,498 shares of MCD for 248.26 per share on Jul 03 ’24. After the transaction, the EVP-Chief Supply Chain Officer now owns 1,560 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jun 21 ’24, Erlinger Joseph M. sold 1,098 shares at 260.00 per share. MCD shares that President, McDonald’s USA owns now total 14,780.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Erlinger Joseph M. disposed of 1,099 shares on May 23 ’24 at a per-share price of $265.13. This resulted in the President, McDonald’s USA holding 15,878 shares of MCD after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Banner Jonathan sold 800 shares at $275.02 per share on May 10 ’24. Company shares held by the EVP – Chief Impact Officer now total 19.

Dividend

It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. McDonald’s Corp pays an annual dividend of $6.53, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.66%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.88. MCD’s most recent ex-dividend date was 6/3/2024 when it declared a $1.67 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 6/17/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 3/15/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 2/29/2024. The MCD stock dividend was $1.67 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, MCD has a high of $302.39 and a low of $245.73.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on 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 $49.35B in debt and $4.02B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was -$6.71, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was -$4.60B.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. 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 4.16.

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