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McDonald's Stock Forecast, Price & News

+2.04 (+0.96 %)
(As of 01/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $215.38
50-Day Range
MA: $212.17
52-Week Range
Now: $215.38
Volume2.81 million shs
Average Volume3.01 million shs
Market Capitalization$160.48 billion
P/E Ratio32.88
Dividend Yield2.42%
McDonald's Corporation operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants in the United States and internationally. Its restaurants offer various food products and beverages, as well as breakfast menu. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated 38,695 restaurants. McDonald's Corporation was founded in 1940 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Overall MarketRank

2.72 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

1st out of 383 stocks

Eating Places Industry

1st out of 66 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.4Community Rank: 2.9Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Eating places
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$21.08 billion
Cash Flow$10.27 per share
Book Value($10.90) per share


Net Income$6.03 billion


Market Cap$160.48 billion
Next Earnings Date1/28/2021 (Confirmed)
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McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) Frequently Asked Questions

How has McDonald's' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

McDonald's' stock was trading at $188.25 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, MCD stock has increased by 14.4% and is now trading at $215.38.
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Is McDonald's a buy right now?

31 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for McDonald's in the last twelve months. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 24 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" McDonald's stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than McDonald's?

Wall Street analysts have given McDonald's a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but McDonald's wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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What is Chris Kempczinski's approval rating as McDonald's' CEO?

2,583 employees have rated McDonald's CEO Chris Kempczinski on Glassdoor.com. Chris Kempczinski has an approval rating of 78% among McDonald's' employees.

When is McDonald's' next earnings date?

McDonald's is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 28th 2021.
View our earnings forecast for McDonald's

How can I listen to McDonald's' earnings call?

McDonald's will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, January 28th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were McDonald's' earnings last quarter?

McDonald's Co. (NYSE:MCD) posted its earnings results on Saturday, November, 14th. The fast-food giant reported $2.22 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.90 by $0.32. The fast-food giant had revenue of $5.42 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.37 billion. McDonald's had a net margin of 25.60% and a negative trailing twelve-month return on equity of 53.62%. The business's revenue was down 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $2.11 EPS.
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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 Thursday, January 21st. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 1st will be paid a dividend of $1.29 per share on Monday, March 15th. This represents a $5.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.40%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 26th.
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Is McDonald's a good dividend stock?

McDonald's pays an annual dividend of $5.16 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.42%. McDonald's has been increasing its dividend for 43 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of McDonald's is 65.82%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, McDonald's will have a dividend payout ratio of 62.47% next year. This indicates that McDonald's will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
View McDonald's' dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for MCD?

31 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for McDonald's' stock. Their forecasts range from $190.00 to $266.00. On average, they expect McDonald's' share price to reach $232.43 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.9% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting McDonald's?

McDonald's saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 6,080,000 shares, an increase of 17.4% from the December 15th total of 5,180,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,060,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.0 days. Approximately 0.8% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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Who are some of McDonald's' key competitors?

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), The Walt Disney (DIS), AT&T (T), The Home Depot (HD), NVIDIA (NVDA), Intel (INTC), Walmart (WMT), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Verizon Communications (VZ) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

Who are McDonald's' key executives?

McDonald's' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Christopher J. Kempczinski, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 52, Pay $2.73M)
  • Mr. Kevin M. Ozan, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 58, Pay $2.21M)
  • Mr. Ian Frederick Borden, Pres of International (Age 52, Pay $1.75M)
  • Mr. Joseph Erlinger, Pres of McDonald's USA (Age 47, Pay $3.08M)
  • Ms. Catherine A. Hoovel, Corp. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 50)
  • Mr. Daniel Henry, Exec. VP & Global Chief Information Officer (Age 50)
  • Mr. Mike Flores, Sr. VP & Investor Relations Officer
  • Ms. Mahrukh Hussain, Interim Gen. Counsel & Sec.
  • Mr. Alistair Macrow, Sr. VP & Global Chief Marketing Officer
  • Ms. Heidi B. Capozzi, Exec. VP & Global Chief People Officer (Age 51)

What is McDonald's' stock symbol?

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

Who are McDonald's' major shareholders?

McDonald's' stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.13%), Focused Investors LLC (0.08%), Capital Wealth Planning LLC (0.08%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.07%), Strs Ohio (0.05%) and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%). Company insiders that own McDonald's stock include Andrew J Mckenna, Catherine A Hoovel, Christopher J Kempczinski, Daniel Henry, David Ogden Fairhurst, Enrique Hernandez Jr, Francesca A Debiase, Ian Frederick Borden, Jerome N Krulewitch, John J Mulligan, John W Rogers Jr, Joseph M Erlinger, Kevin M Ozan, Robert Lane Gibbs and Silvia Lagnado.
View institutional ownership trends for McDonald's

Which major investors are selling McDonald's stock?

MCD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cadinha & Co. LLC, Hexavest Inc., Avantax Advisory Services Inc., New York State Teachers Retirement System, Community Trust & Investment Co., Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, XR Securities LLC, and Strs Ohio. Company insiders that have sold McDonald's company stock in the last year include Catherine A Hoovel, Daniel Henry, Francesca A Debiase, Ian Frederick Borden, and Joseph M Erlinger.
View insider buying and selling activity for McDonald's
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Which major investors are buying McDonald's stock?

MCD stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital Wealth Planning LLC, Landsberg Bennett & Dubbaneh LLC, Kestra Advisory Services LLC, Founders Capital Management, Oak Harvest Investment Services, Liberty Capital Management Inc., Park National Corp OH, and BLB&B Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought McDonald's stock in the last two years include Christopher J Kempczinski, Enrique Hernandez Jr, John J Mulligan, and John W Rogers Jr.
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How do I buy shares of McDonald's?

Shares of MCD 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.

What is McDonald's' stock price today?

One share of MCD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $215.38.

How big of a company is McDonald's?

McDonald's has a market capitalization of $160.48 billion and generates $21.08 billion in revenue each year. The fast-food giant earns $6.03 billion in net income (profit) each year or $7.84 on an earnings per share basis. McDonald's employs 205,000 workers across the globe.

What is McDonald's' official website?

The official website for McDonald's is corporate.mcdonalds.com.

How can I contact McDonald's?

McDonald's' mailing address is 110 NORTH CARPENTER STREET, CHICAGO IL, 60607. The fast-food giant can be reached via phone at 630-623-3000.

This page was last updated on 1/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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