McDonald's Trades Ex-Dividend

DividendChannel.com
August 26, 2011

According to DividendChannel.com, on 8/30/11, McDonald's Corp (NYSE: MCD) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.61, payable on 9/16/11. As a percentage of MCD's recent stock price of $88.57, this dividend works out to approximately 0.69%.

Below is a dividend history chart for MCD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.61 declared by McDonald's Corp:

MCD Dividend History


Date

Div*


05/27/11

0.610


02/25/11

0.610


11/29/10

0.610


08/30/10

0.550


05/27/10

0.550


02/25/10

0.550


11/27/09

0.550


08/28/09

0.500


06/04/09

0.500


02/26/09

0.500


11/26/08

0.500


08/28/08

0.375


06/05/08

0.375


02/28/08

0.375


11/13/07

1.500


11/13/06

1.000


11/10/05

0.670


11/10/04

0.550


11/12/03

0.400


11/13/02

0.235


11/13/01

0.225


11/13/00

0.215


11/29/99

0.049


08/30/99

0.049


05/27/99

0.049


03/11/99

0.049


11/25/98

0.045


08/27/98

0.045


05/28/98

0.045


02/25/98

0.041


11/26/97

0.041


08/27/97

0.041


05/29/97

0.041


02/26/97

0.037


11/27/96

0.037


08/28/96

0.037


05/31/96

0.037


02/27/96

0.034


11/28/95

0.034


08/29/95

0.034


* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.




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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MCD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.75% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MCD makes up 9.00% of the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund ETF (AMEX: XLY) which is trading higher by about 0.1% on the day Friday.

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MCD operates in the Hotels, Lodging, Restaurants & Travel sector, among companies like Hertz Global Holdings Inc (NYSE: HTZ) which is off about 0.5% today, and International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) trading higher by about 0.8%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of MCD, versus HTZ and IGT.

MCD,HTZ,IGT Relative Performance Chart
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MCD,HTZ,IGT Relative Performance Chart

In Friday trading, McDonald's Corp shares are currently off about 0.2% on the day.

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