In the past week, MCD stock has gone up by 3.65%, with a monthly gain of 8.11% and a quarterly plunge of -0.46%. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.34%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 1.28% for McDonald’s Corp. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 5.23% for MCD’s stock, with a 0.04% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

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

The price-to-earnings ratio for McDonald’s Corp (NYSE: MCD) is 24.58x, which is above its average ratio. Moreover, the 36-month beta value for MCD is 0.70. Analysts have varying opinions on the stock, with 24 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 4 as “overweight,” 9 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price recommended by analysts for McDonald’s Corp (MCD) is $306.31, which is $27.28 above the current market price. The public float for MCD is 724.10M and currently, short sellers hold a 0.93% of that float. On November 21, 2023, MCD’s average trading volume was 2.96M shares.

MCD) stock’s latest price update

McDonald’s Corp (NYSE: MCD)’s stock price has soared by 1.19 in relation to previous closing price of 275.75. Nevertheless, the company has seen a gain of 3.65% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Invezz reported 2023-11-20 that McDonald’s Corp (NYSE: MCD) has decided to own significantly more of its business in China. Its shares are marginally in the green at writing.

Analysts’ Opinion of MCD

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MCD stocks, with DZ Bank repeating the rating for MCD by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for MCD in the upcoming period, according to DZ Bank is $300 based on the research report published on October 31, 2023 of the current year 2023.

MCD Trading at 5.66% 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 -6.79% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.28%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.34%, as shares surge +9.53% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -0.26% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MCD rose by +3.65%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +5.60% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $266.38. In addition, McDonald’s Corp saw 5.88% 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 Gross Marion K., who sale 791 shares at the price of $267.32 back on Nov 03. After this action, Gross Marion K. now owns 1,605 shares of McDonald’s Corp, valued at $211,450 using the latest closing price.

Gross Marion K., the EVP-Chief Supply Chain Officer of McDonald’s Corp, sale 8,845 shares at $262.40 during a trade that took place back on Nov 01, which means that Gross Marion K. is holding 1,605 shares at $2,320,928 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MCD

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

The net margin for McDonald’s Corp stands at +26.65. The total capital return value is set at 23.68, while invested capital returns managed to touch 14.35.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 9.84, 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 Corp (MCD) has been better 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.