MCD - McDonald's Corporation

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
211.98
+1.13 (+0.54%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close210.85
Open211.42
Bid211.57 x 800
Ask211.98 x 800
Day's Range211.35 - 212.77
52 Week Range173.41 - 221.93
Volume3,540,345
Avg. Volume4,051,423
Market Cap159.641B
Beta (5Y Monthly)0.45
PE Ratio (TTM)27.83
EPS (TTM)7.62
Earnings DateJan 28, 2020
Forward Dividend & Yield5.00 (2.37%)
Ex-Dividend DateNov 27, 2019
1y Target Est224.00
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Strain at mstrain4@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Jonathan Landman at jlandman4@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Bloomberg LP and its owners.Michael R. Strain is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He is director of economic policy studies and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He is the editor of “The U.S. Labor Market: Questions and Challenges for Public Policy.”For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

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