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McDonald's (MCD) Stock Forecast, Price & News

-4.75 (-1.80%)
(As of 02:09 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
2.28 million shs
Average Volume
2.54 million shs
Market Capitalization
$188.52 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

McDonald's MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.82 Rating Score
25.2% Upside
$323.63 Price Target
Short Interest
0.96% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.22mentions of McDonald
Based on 98 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$6.74 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $11.52 to $12.42 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

3.01 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

48th out of 216 stocks

Eating Places Industry

13th out of 40 stocks

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About McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) Stock

McDonald's Corporation is a U.S.-based multinational restaurant chain that serves hamburgers, fries, chicken sandwiches and drinks. The company is the largest restaurant chain by revenue and serves more than 69 million customers daily. Total revenue topped $23 billion in 2022, with most revenue coming from its franchisees. The company operates in 100 countries and is the world's second-largest private employer, with more than 200,000 executives, managers, cooks and front-line staff. 

McDonald's most iconic food items include French fries and the Big Mac. McDonald's serves hot and crispy fries. Its Big Mac is a double-decker burger with cheese, lettuce, tomato and "secret sauce," a combination of thousand island and French dressing that evokes a sharper flavor. 

Richard and Maurice McDonald founded McDonald's in 1940. Its first restaurant location was in San Bernardino, California, and it quickly rebranded into a hamburger stand. The new concept met colossal success, and soon, the two were franchising their brand to other operators. The key to the brother's success was the Speedee Service System introduced in 1948. This system modeled concepts established by earlier chains. 

The company introduced the golden arches in 1953 in Arizona and reached a significant turning point in 1955 when Ray Kroc entered the picture. He came aboard as the company's franchising agent and bought the company while expanding it. His first restaurant was the company's ninth total, but many agree that Kroc created the modern McDonald's Corporation. During his tenure, McDonald's expanded its footprint, enhanced its menu and grew into international territories. 

The fictional character Ronald McDonald came to life in 1963. He lives in McDonaldland with his pals Mayor McCheese, Grimace, Birdie the Early Bird, the Fry Kids and the Hamburglar. He was invented as a marketing ploy to attract children and has become one of the nation's most beloved characters. At the peak of his popularity, the company employed more than 300 full-time clowns to portray Ronald McDonald. 

Today, McDonald's Corporation operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants globally. The company generates revenue via sales in company-owned stores and rents, fees and royalties from its franchisees. The company's business model is to aid franchisees with real estate purchases and buildings so that it can collect on rent and other fees and brand royalties. As of 2022, the company owns about 45% of the land its restaurants sit on and 70% of the buildings. This model not only generates additional revenue and earnings but helps to insulate it from ups and downs in the consumer cycle. 

As of December 31, 2023, the company operated about 38,000 restaurants, which includes the closing or divestiture of business in Russia. 

MCD Price History

MCD Stock News Headlines

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MCD Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 9/18 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Eating places
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
High Stock Price Forecast
Low Stock Price Forecast
Forecasted Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
28 Analysts


Net Income
$6.18 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$23.18 billion
Cash Flow
$12.55 per share
Book Value
($8.20) per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$188.57 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Christopher J. KempczinskiMr. Christopher J. Kempczinski (Age 54)
    Pres, CEO & Director
    Comp: $6.27M
  • Mr. Ian Frederick BordenMr. Ian Frederick Borden (Age 54)
    Exec. VP & Global CFO
    Comp: $4.67M
  • Mr. Brian S. Rice (Age 60)
    Exec. VP & Global Chief Information Officer
    Comp: $834.29k
  • Ms. Desiree Ralls-Morrison (Age 56)
    Exec. VP, Global Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec.
    Comp: $2.38M
  • Mr. Joseph  ErlingerMr. Joseph Erlinger (Age 49)
    Pres of McDonald's USA
    Comp: $2.42M
  • Mr. Mike Flores
    Sr. VP & Investor Relations Officer
  • Ms. Morgan Flatley (Age 48)
    Exec. VP and Global Chief Marketing Officer & New Bus. Ventures
  • Ms. Heidi B. CapozziMs. Heidi B. Capozzi (Age 53)
    Exec. VP & Global Chief People Officer
  • Ms. Jill McDonald (Age 57)
    Exec. VP & Pres at International Operated Markets
  • Radek Janalik
    Managing Director of McDonald's Hungary

MCD Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell McDonald's stock right now?

28 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for McDonald's in the last twelve months. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 23 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" MCD shares.
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What is McDonald's' stock price forecast for 2023?

28 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for McDonald's' stock. Their MCD share price forecasts range from $277.00 to $383.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $323.63 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 25.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have MCD shares performed in 2023?

McDonald's' stock was trading at $263.53 at the start of the year. Since then, MCD shares have decreased by 1.8% and is now trading at $258.75.
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When is McDonald's' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, October 30th 2023.
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How can I listen to McDonald's' earnings call?

McDonald's will be holding an earnings conference call on Monday, October 30th at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were McDonald's' earnings last quarter?

McDonald's Co. (NYSE:MCD) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 27th. The fast-food giant reported $3.17 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.77 by $0.40. The fast-food giant earned $6.50 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.30 billion. McDonald's had a negative trailing twelve-month return on equity of 139.57% and a net margin of 33.06%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 13.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.55 earnings per share.
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How often does McDonald's pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for McDonald's?

McDonald's declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 25th. Investors of record on Friday, September 1st will be given a dividend of $1.52 per share on Monday, September 18th. This represents a $6.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.35%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 31st.
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Is McDonald's a good dividend stock?

McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) pays an annual dividend of $6.08 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.31%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 46 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 55.93%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MCD will have a dividend payout ratio of 48.95% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for MCD.

What is Chris Kempczinski's approval rating as McDonald's' CEO?

2,583 employees have rated McDonald's Chief Executive Officer Chris Kempczinski on Glassdoor.com. Chris Kempczinski has an approval rating of 78% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of McDonald's own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other McDonald's investors own include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Walt Disney (DIS), AT&T (T), Home Depot (HD), NVIDIA (NVDA), Intel (INTC), Walmart (WMT), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Verizon Communications (VZ) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

What is McDonald's' stock symbol?

McDonald's trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MCD."

How do I buy shares of McDonald's?

Shares of MCD stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is McDonald's' stock price today?

One share of MCD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $258.75.

How much money does McDonald's make?

McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) has a market capitalization of $188.57 billion and generates $23.18 billion in revenue each year. The fast-food giant earns $6.18 billion in net income (profit) each year or $10.87 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does McDonald's have?

The company employs 150,000 workers across the globe.

Does McDonald's have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of McDonald's: 3267114 Nova Scotia Company, Apprente, Asia Pacific McD Franchising, Boston Market, Caspers Company, Donatos Pizza, Dynamic Yield, HanGook McDonald's Co. Ltd., Limited Liability Company "NRO", MCD Europe Limited, MCD Global Franchising Limited, McD APMEA Singapore Investments Pte. Ltd., McD Asia Pacific LLC, McDonald's Australia Limited, McDonald's Deutschland LLC, McDonald's Development Italy LLC, McDonald's France S.A.S., McDonald's Franchise GmbH, McDonald's Global Markets LLC, McDonald's GmbH, McDonald's Immobilien Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, McDonald's International Property Company Ltd., McDonald's Limited Liability Company, McDonald's Nederland B.V., McDonald's Polska Sp. z o.o, McDonald's Real Estate Company, McDonald's Real Estate LLP, McDonald's Restaurant Operations Inc., McDonald's Restaurants Limited, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited, McDonald's Suisse Development Sàrl, McDonald's Suisse Franchise Sàrl, McDonald's Suisse Restaurants Sàrl, McDonald's USA LLC, Moscow-McDonald's, and Restaurantes McDonald's S.A.U..
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How can I contact McDonald's?

McDonald's' mailing address is 110 NORTH CARPENTER STREET, CHICAGO IL, 60607. The official website for the company is corporate.mcdonalds.com. The fast-food giant can be reached via phone at (630) 623-3000 or via fax at 630-623-5004.

This page (NYSE:MCD) was last updated on 10/2/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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