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Mcdonalds Corp

Mcdonalds is a restaurant company located in Illinois, United States, which is part of the Consumer Cyclical sector, and is traded under the ticker MCD on the NYSE exchange.

Mcdonalds stock last closed at $273.40, up 0% from the previous day, and has increased 9.89% in one year. It has overperformed other stocks in the Restaurants industry by 0.15 percentage points. Mcdonalds stock is currently +25.6% from its 52-week low of $217.68, and -2.94% from its 52-week high of $281.67.

As of Dec 2, 2022, there are 732.42M shares of MCD outstanding. The market cap of MCD is $200.24B. In the past 24 hours, 2.81M MCD shares were traded.

How to Buy Mcdonalds Stock

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  1. Decide where to buy Mcdonalds stock: You need to decide on an online brokerage, but don't worry - we've tested dozens of stock brokerages and apps to help you figure out where to buy Mcdonalds stock.
  2. Sign up for your brokerage account: Sign up for 0% commission trading with the highest-rated brokerage we've selected. It's the best place to buy MCD stock.
  3. Deposit money your investment account: Choose your payment method and add your details.
  4. Analyze Mcdonalds stock: The Mcdonalds ticker symbol is MCD. Is Mcdonalds stock a good investment? Should you buy shares of MCD? How do MCD's underlying business fundamentals look? Do top analysts think Mcdonalds is a good buy? Why has MCD's stock price moved recently? (Hint: Our stock analysis website can help you decide if MCD is a good stock to buy).
  5. Place your MCD trade: Decide if you will purchase MCD shares at the current market price or use a limit order to purchase MCD stock at a given price.
  6. Get the latest scoop on your MCD investment: Create a watchlist to the latest updates on your new investment in Mcdonalds shares.

Step 1: Decide where to buy Mcdonalds stock

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Step 4: Analyze Mcdonalds stock

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Mcdonalds stock data

MCD Price
$273.40
1w %
-0.58%
1y %
9.89%
5y %
60.21%
P/E
34.18x
P/B
-30.5x
P/S
8.64x
PEG
2.57x
Revenue
$23.27B
Earnings
$5.91B
Fore. Rev. Growth
1.01%
Fore. Earn. Growth
14.76%
Market Cap
$200.24B
Next Earnings
Jan 25, 2023
Next Dividend
Dec 15, 2022

Mcdonalds Zen Score

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Is MCD stock overvalued?

Analysts use a variety of different financial metrics, analyses, models, and charts to gauge MCD's intrinsic value.

Using relative valuations ratios:

  • MCD may be overvalued based on its P/E ratio of 34.18x, relative to Restaurants industry P/E ratio of 31.33x
  • MCD may be overvalued based on its PEG ratio of 2.57x

You can do more valuation research on MCD's stock here.

MCD Financial Health

Signs that MCD is financially healthy:

  • MCD earnings of $8.77B is not sufficient to cover its interest payments.
  • There are more short-term assets than short-term liabilities on the MCD balance sheet.

Signs that MCD is not financially healthy:

  • MCD profit margin has gone down from 32.3% to 25.4% in the past year.
  • There are more long-term liabilities than short-term assets on the MCD balance sheet.
  • MCD debt to equity ratio of -8.39 is negative.
  • MCD's operating cash flow of $7.85B allows it to safely service it's debt of $47.29B.
  • Total MCD debt is still negative.

Is it a good time to buy Mcdonalds stock, according to analysts?

Out of 22 Wall Street analysts who research MCD, the consensus analyst rating on Mcdonalds is a Strong Buy

Should I buy or sell MCD stock?

Based on 22 analysts offering ratings for Mcdonalds Corp.
Strong Buy
Strong Buy
13 analysts 59.09%
Buy
6 analysts 27.27%
Hold
3 analysts 13.64%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0%

Most Recent MCD Analyst Recommendations

Jon Tower, a top 14% analyst from Citigroup maintains MCD with a hold rating and raises their MCD price target from $265.00 to $270.00, on Dec 1, 2022.

Tower bumped up his price target on McDonald's Corporation by 1.9%.

The market has underestimated McDonald's macro risks in Europe as they were more focused on the company's U.S. momentum, the analyst told investors.

The stock's relative multiple will decline in a more "risk on" market, Tower concluded.

McDonald's shares have gained 1.45% YTD against the S&P 500's 14.7% decline.

Jeffrey A. Bernstein, a top 9% analyst from Barclays maintains MCD with a strong buy rating and raises their MCD price target from $270.00 to $295.00, on Oct 28, 2022.

John Glass, a top 11% analyst from Morgan Stanley maintains MCD with a strong buy rating and raises their MCD price target from $274.00 to $285.00, on Oct 28, 2022.

Christopher Carril, a bottom 13% analyst from RBC Capital maintains MCD with a buy rating and raises their MCD price target from $275.00 to $295.00, on Oct 28, 2022.

Jake Bartlett, a top 1% analyst from Truist Securities maintains MCD with a strong buy rating and raises their MCD price target from $276.00 to $300.00, on Oct 28, 2022.

You can dig deeper into what analysts are saying on the Mcdonalds stock forecast page.

MCD Technical Indicators

SMA10
273.48
SMA20
273.76
SMA50
258.61
SMA100
258.4
SMA200
251.47
MACD
3.1
MACD Signal
4.1
MACD Histogram
-1.01
RSI
58.13
Stochastic %K
60.61
Stochastic %D
49
StochRSI %K
30.59
StochRSI %D
19.13

MCD Revenue

Last year, MCD earnings were $5.91B. Over the past 5 year, MCD's earnings have grown by 2.74% per year. This was slower than the Restaurants industry average of 8.64%.

Last year, MCD revenue was $23.27B. Over the past 5 year, MCD's revenue has increased by -0.21% per year. This was slower than the Restaurants industry average of 5.95%.

Dive into MCD's earnings and revenue performance here.

What are MCD executives and large shareholders up to?

Over the last 12 months, executives and large shareholders at MCD have sold more shares than they have bought.

Anthony Capuano, Director of MCD, was the latest MCD insider to sell. They sold $255.32 worth of MCD shares on Oct 24, 2022.

Research more about who owns MCD shares here.

Can I get consistent income from MCD stock?

Mcdonalds pays a dividend of 2.07%, compared to the Restaurants industry's average dividend yield of 2.28%. If you owned $1,000 worth of MCD stock, you would have received $20.70 in the past year.

Mcdonalds dividend payments have consistently grown over the past decade and have remained stable.

Find more analysis about Mcdonalds dividend yield and history here.

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Step 6: Get the latest scoop on your MCD investment

Now that you own some MCD shares, you'll want to stay up-to-date on your new stock purchase.

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How to Buy Stock in Mcdonalds

To summarize, here are the 6 steps to buy stock in Mcdonalds:

  1. Decide where to buy Mcdonalds stock
  2. Sign up for your brokerage account
  3. Deposit money your investment account
  4. Analyze Mcdonalds stock
  5. Place your MCD trade
  6. Get the latest scoop on your MCD investment

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NYSE: MCD
$273.40+0.00 (+0%)
Updated Dec 2, 2022
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NYSE: MCD
$273.40+0.00 (+0%)
Updated Dec 2, 2022
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FAQ

How much does it cost to buy one Mcdonalds share?

As of Dec 2, 2022, it costs $273.40 to buy one share of Mcdonalds stock.

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Is now a good time to buy Mcdonalds stock?

According to 22 Wall Street analysts who monitor Mcdonalds, their consensus recommendation is to buy Mcdonalds stock.

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