What McDonald's Investors Need to Know

Shares of Consumer Discretionary sector company McDonald's moved 0.2% today, and are now trading at a price of $294.76. The large-cap stock's daily volume was 790,670 compared to its average volume of 2,576,295. The S&P 500 index returned a -0.0% performance.

McDonald's Corporation operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants in the United States and internationally. The company is based in Chicago and has 100,000 full time employees. Its market capitalization is $215,202,512,896. McDonald's currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 2.0% per year.

33 analysts are following McDonald's and have set target prices ranging from $300.0 to $346.0 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At today's prices, MCD is trading -7.49% away from its average analyst target price of $318.64 per share.

Over the last year, MCD's share price has increased by 25.7%, which represents a difference of 18.0% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $298.86 per share whereas its 52 week low is $228.59. McDonald's's average free cash flow over the last 4 years has been $5.74 Billion, but they have been decreasing at an average rate of -1.1%. This may prove a challenge to the long term sustainability of the stock's upwards trend.

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cashflow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2022-12-31 7,386,700 -1,899,200 5,487,500 -22.73
2021-12-31 9,141,500 -2,040,000 7,101,500 53.57
2020-12-31 6,265,200 -1,640,800 4,624,400 -19.27
2019-12-31 8,122,100 -2,393,700 5,728,400 n/a
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