|Bid||242.60 x 800|
|Ask||242.96 x 800|
|Day's Range||239.60 - 245.02|
|52 Week Range||191.64 - 245.05|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.62|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||35.26|
|Earnings Date||Jul. 28, 2021|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||5.16 (2.12%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||May 28, 2021|
|1y Target Est||258.34|
McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) business has been setting new records in 2021, but its stock returns haven't been as impressive. McDonald's last quarterly update contained plenty of encouraging growth news, with comparable-store sales returning to gains and global sales finally surpassing 2019 levels following a tough pandemic year. As for competition, McDonald's is hoping its drive-thru dominance, plus rising customer satisfaction, will help it fend off a flood of new entrants in the delivery and mobile ordering niche.
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