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McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) Stock: A Review of the Recent Movement

The stock of McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) has gone down by -2.90% for the week, with a -1.46% drop in the past month and a 8.28% rise in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.31%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are 1.06% for MCD. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -3.03% for MCD’s stock, with a 6.32% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Is It Worth Investing in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is 30.65x, which is above its average ratio. Moreover, the 36-month beta value for MCD is 0.64. Analysts have varying opinions on the stock, with 20 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 5 as “overweight,” 8 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price recommended by analysts for McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is $318.07, which is $33.12 above the current market price. The public float for MCD is 728.42M and currently, short sellers hold a 0.96% of that float. On May 26, 2023, MCD’s average trading volume was 2.55M shares.

MCD) stock’s latest price update

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) has seen a decline in its stock price by -0.14 in relation to its previous close of 285.92. However, the company has experienced a -2.90% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 04/25/23 that Chipotle’s Quarter Sizzles, Boosted by Price Increases

MCD Trading at -0.29% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought MCD to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -4.46% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.06%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.31%, as shares sank -3.12% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +7.20% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MCD fell by -2.90%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +9.79% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $293.98. In addition, McDonald’s Corporation saw 8.34% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MCD starting from Sempels Jo, who sale 6,425 shares at the price of $295.10 back on May 05. After this action, Sempels Jo now owns 730 shares of McDonald’s Corporation, valued at $1,896,018 using the latest closing price.

Steijaert Manuel JM, the EVP – Chief Customer Officer of McDonald’s Corporation, sale 3,402 shares at $296.35 during a trade that took place back on May 05, which means that Steijaert Manuel JM is holding 0 shares at $1,008,183 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MCD

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +44.66 for the present operating margin
  • +56.43 for the gross margin

The net margin for McDonald’s Corporation stands at +26.65. The total capital return value is set at 23.68, while invested capital returns managed to touch 14.35. Equity return is now at value -111.30, with 13.70 for asset returns.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 10.88, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.20. The receivables turnover for the company is 11.63 and the total asset turnover is 0.44. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.43.


To wrap up, the performance of McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) has been mixed in recent times. The stock has received a mixed of “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.