McDonald's Corporation is one of the largest global food retailers in the world. The company serves food through more than 36,000 locations worldwide in over 100 countries.

The U.S. is McDonald’s largest market. Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the U.K. are its Big Five international markets. McDonald's operates both company-owned and franchised restaurants. About 93% of McDonald's restaurants are currently owned and operated by independent franchisees.

Of the 37,855 restaurants worldwide, 35,085 were franchised at the end of 2018. McDonald's has an extensive global footprint stretching out to most parts of the world. The company has a customized menu to suit the local tastes and preferences of its customers in different countries. A trusted brand name, an affordable menu, a vast global reach, and a focus on quality food are strong competitive advantages for McDonald’s.

Key Investment Data

  • Ticker: nyse:mcd
  • Sector: Consumer Cyclical
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Market Cap: 186.58B
  • Market Cap Group: Large Cap
  • P/E: 21.98
  • Dividend Yield: 2.58%


The competitive landscape is important as they compete for the same business. Below is the list of competitors in the same industry. While not displayed, a number of metrics you can also use to evaluate your picks are the Chowder Score, the Relative Strength Index (RSI), the Graham Number, and the Piotroski F-Score.

Ticker Ticker Company Market Cap P/E Yield Aristocrat Graph SectorID IndustryID
MCD NYSE:MCD McDonald 186.58 21.98 2.58 YES 1 3 87
SBUX NASDAQ:SBUX Starbucks Corporation 90.87 22.10 2.84 NO 1 3 87
YUM NYSE:YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. 38.70 24.37 1.95 NO 1 3 87
QSP.UN TSE:QSP.UN Restaurant Brands International Limited Partnership 30.37 15.40 3.50 NO 1 3 87
QSR TSE:QSR Restaurant Brands International 29.57 17.82 3.39 YES 1 3 87
MTY TSE:MTY MTY Food Group 1.06 10.45 2.55 NO 1 3 87
AW.UN TSE:AW.UN A&W Revenue Royalties 0.42 14.62 6.70 NO 1 3 87
BPF.UN TSE:BPF.UN Boston Pizza Royalties 0.34 12.43 8.59 NO 1 3 87
KEG.UN TSE:KEG.UN The KEG Royalties Income 0.16 30.65 8.05 NO 1 3 87
SRV.UN TSE:SRV.UN SIR Royalty Income 0.11 5.64 8.64 NO 1 3 87

McDonald - FAQ

What is the stock ticker for McDonald?

The stock ticker for McDonald is NYSE:MCD.

Is McDonald a good stock to buy?

You need to consider your investment strategy and how NYSE:MCD can fit in your portfolio.

The current dividend income score of 7/10 and dividend growth score of 6/10. Those 2 metrics together should help you decide the fit for your portfolio. Be it for income or for growth.

Is McDonald a Buy, Sell or Hold?

The Dividend Snapshot Opportunity Score of 67 out of 100.

The score reflects the strength of a buy signal but it does not show a sell signal if it's low. The higher the better.

A sell signal is more difficult as it often relies on the reason you bought the stock in the first place.

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