In the past they usually raise the dividend and then split, this brings in more investors that could not afford the higher price of a stock. The chance of the stock then going up has more potential from a lower level that a high one. I wish more stocks would split when they reach their all time highs.
I have a strong feeling that this is going to split in a very short time based on the strong run up today and it does look positive down the road for future growth and earnings.
Please get off of this dirty bathroom issue and think of something positive, you posted this last Feb. and I answered that this had to be an isolated case and I am sure some manager would take care of this if it was told to them. I love the stock the dividend and all that goes with MCD.
I would love to see this split 2 or 3 for 1 and yes I know the value is the same, however by raising the dividend and getting more people that can afford a lower price would bring in more investors. I think this stock would shoot up again in the near future.
It has been a long time since this stock split and the last time was in 1996 at a price arould $75.00, so I think it is about time. This will bring on more newer shareholders at a lower price and make the older share holder smile.
If you found a bathroom dirty and I doubt this, I would be talking to one of the staff or managers as there job is on the line if this is true. There is local managers, regional or district managers and there job is on the line also. This has to be an isolated case and not the norm. I only wish the rest of my holdings were as good as MCD with continued growth and a nice dividend.