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McDonald's Corp. Message Board

kesslb1 11 posts  |  Last Activity: Feb 6, 2014 11:53 PM Member since: Oct 18, 2010
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  • Reply to

    dividend dates...

    by nadsmis Feb 6, 2014 5:04 PM
    kesslb1 kesslb1 Feb 6, 2014 11:53 PM Flag

    On the BP web site it indicates that the ex dividend date is February 14 and that the 4th quarter dividend will be increased to 57 cents a share and will be paid on March 28.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    yum o.k. MCD should be a o.k. 22nd

    by raggwead Jul 10, 2013 4:20 PM
    kesslb1 kesslb1 Sep 19, 2013 10:16 AM Flag

    Ragweed

    Here is a repost of my July 10 post to you where I indicated that I expected a 5% increase in the dividend for next year due to the payout ratio becoming to high based on the company's earnings.

  • Reply to

    yum o.k. MCD should be a o.k. 22nd

    by raggwead Jul 10, 2013 4:20 PM
    kesslb1 kesslb1 Jul 11, 2013 1:10 AM Flag

    Traditionally MCD has increased the distribution with the fourth quarter dividend payment in mid December. In all probability there will be no dividend increase with the release of the second quarter earnings on July 22.

    Also, I don't think that MCD will increase the dividend by 10 per cent or better as they have done most recently. The payout to earnings ratio is already over 50% and that is not sustainable over a long period of time. I would expect to see a 5% increase this year.to put the new annual dividend at $3.25 or 81.25 per quarter.

    I have been a stockholder since 1974 so I have quite a history with this fantastic company.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Joey - you can sell a call contract for March 2013 MCD calls right now for $1.25 per share. If the stock closes above 95 at the expiration of the March calls your stock will be called and you will in effect have gotten 96.25 per share. If the stock doesn't close above 95 at the March expiration you keep your shares and pocket the $1.25 premium and then you can sell another call for a later expiration date. and get another premium. Just a thought - since you seem so anxious to unload your MCD stock. The advantage to selling the call is you also will get the March dividend as long as the shares aren't called before the ex dividend date,

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    why the cliffdive?

    by jgee1982 Jan 30, 2013 10:49 AM
    kesslb1 kesslb1 Jan 30, 2013 11:26 PM Flag

    All you have to do is have an open market limit order to sell at 95. Mark it GTC (Good til Cancelled) and then you don't have to worry about missing your target sell price.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Dividend Increase

    by kesslb1 Sep 15, 2012 7:41 PM
    kesslb1 kesslb1 Sep 20, 2012 7:07 PM Flag

    OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) -- McDonald's Corp. said Thursday that it is raising its dividend 10 percent for the fourth quarter, paying 77 per share.

    The dividend is payable Dec. 17 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 3, the world's largest hamburger chain said in a news release.

    McDonald's said the dividend, up from the third-quarter dividend of 70 cents, will make total dividend payments about $770 million for the October-December quarter.

    "Today's announced dividend increase brings our 2012 expected total cash return to shareholders to at least $5.5 billion through dividends and share repurchases," CEO Don Thompson said.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Dividend Increase

    by kesslb1 Sep 15, 2012 7:41 PM
    kesslb1 kesslb1 Sep 20, 2012 7:06 PM Flag

    OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) -- McDonald's Corp. said Thursday that it is raising its dividend 10 percent for the fourth quarter, paying 77 per share.

    The dividend is payable Dec. 17 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 3, the world's largest hamburger chain said in a news release.

    McDonald's said the dividend, up from the third-quarter dividend of 70 cents, will make total dividend payments about $770 million for the October-December quarter.

    "Today's announced dividend increase brings our 2012 expected total cash return to shareholders to at least $5.5 billion through dividends and share repurchases," CEO Don Thompson said.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • For the past 5 years Mc Donald's has announced the annual dividend increase as early as September 12 and as late as September 27. Since we are currently between those dates I would expect that we will hear some news on the dividend within the next two weeks.

    I would guess that the new dividend will be increased to between .75 to .77 per quarter.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • kesslb1 kesslb1 Nov 11, 2011 1:35 AM Flag

    Sorry for my mistake in my previous post but multiplying 10 shares by 4 3 for 2 splits would give you only 50 shares. It would be 10 X 81/16 or 810/16 which would be 50. Then 3 2 for 1 splits would bring the total number of shares to around 400. Slightly less with the rounding for the fractional shares.

    Hope that this clarifies it.

  • kesslb1 kesslb1 Nov 11, 2011 12:08 AM Flag

    Since the first 4 stocks splits were all 3 for 2 you multiply 10 x 3/2 X 3/2 x 3/2 x 3/2 which is 810/8 or about 101 shares then the first 2 for 1 split makes 202 shares. The second 2 for 1 split brings it to 404 and the last 2 for 1 makes the final count 808. Since Mc Donald always paid cash for the fractional shares on the 3 for 2 splits the final count is slightly under 800 shares.

    Hope this clears the matter up.

  • Reply to

    80 & then we split

    by bmcfad3650 Oct 14, 2010 9:58 PM
    kesslb1 kesslb1 Oct 18, 2010 3:37 PM Flag

    The company has been pretty consistent in increasing the dividend each year for the December payout.

    That said I would expect them to next increase it 10% to .67 a share in 2011 and then to .75 in 2012. That would also keep the payout to roughly 50% of earnings. In the past when they have split the stock they have also given a slight didvidend increase - so if there is a split we may see a small increase as well.

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