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Is McDonald’s Corp.(NYSE: MCD), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/2/1970. McDonald’s Corp. is in the Restaurants industry and Services sector. Average volume for McDonald’s Corp., is 4707.52, and so far today it has a volume of 3081900. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1970 is -0.74%.

To help you determine whether McDonald’s Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.85 and forward P/E is 18.68. PEG perhaps more useful shows that McDonald’s Corp. has a value for PEG of 2.34. P/S ratio is 3.94 and the P/B ratio is 154.92. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and 69.42 respectively.

At the current price McDonald’s Corp. is trading at, 114.64 (-0.62% today), McDonald’s Corp. has a dividend yield of 3.11%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 66.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.25, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.32% after growing -0.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -0.10%, and -3.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 864, and the number of shares float is 853.09. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.05%, and institutional ownership is at 71.70%. The float short is 1.20%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.17. Management has seen a return on assets of 13.70%, and also a return on investment of 16.40%.

The ability for McDonald’s Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.9, and quick ratio is 1.9. Long term debt/equity is 40.64 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, McDonald’s Corp. has a gross margin of 39.80%, with its operating margin at 30.00%, and McDonald’s Corp. has a profit margin of 18.80%.

The 52 week high is -11.81%, with 21.67% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.80% and the 200 day simple moving average is -3.99%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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