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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 5377.43, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1970 is 5.03%.

To help you determine whether McDonald’s Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 23.54 and forward P/E is 19.76. PEG perhaps more useful shows that McDonald’s Corp. has a value for PEG of 2.25. P/S ratio is 4.29 and the P/B ratio is 28.1. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and 70.07 respectively.

At the current price McDonald’s Corp. is trading at, 122.25 (0.00% today), McDonald’s Corp. has a dividend yield of 2.91%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 66.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.19, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.48% after growing -0.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 46.10%, and -0.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 888.9, and the number of shares float is 877.51. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.05%, and institutional ownership is at 71.80%. The float short is 2.29%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.74. Management has seen a return on assets of 13.80%, and also a return on investment of 16.40%.

The ability for McDonald’s Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.8, and quick ratio is 1.7. Long term debt/equity is 6.05 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, McDonald’s Corp. has a gross margin of 39.00%, with its operating margin at 29.70%, and McDonald’s Corp. has a profit margin of 19.00%.

The 52 week high is -6.68%, with 44.18% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.85% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.38%.

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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