How Worried Should Investors Be About McDonald’s Corp (NYSE: MCD)

McDonald’s Corp (NYSE:MCD) does about 3.69M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 2811877 shares change hands in Friday trading. The company now has a market cap of 181.04B USD. Its current market price is $251.09, marking an increase of 0.44% compared to the previous close of $250.00. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $302.39 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $245.73.

McDonald’s Corp (MCD) has a 20-day trading average at $254.59 and the current price is -16.96% off the 52-week high compared with 2.18% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $262.07 and its 200-day simple moving average is $275.14. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 1.70%, which decreases to 1.53% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 40.78 to suggest the stock is neutral.

The consensus objective for the share price is $309.57, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 18.89% over the period.


The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on July 02, 2024 when Guggenheim reiterated the stock to “Buy” and issued a price target of between $315 and $280. BofA Securities reiterated its price target at $302-$288.

McDonald’s Corp (MCD) stock is down -2.74% over the week and -4.43% over the past month. Its price is -15.32% year-to-date and -15.43% over the past year.


To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 18.89 percent from here.

The company has a return on investment of 19.20%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 21.33 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 18.93. The beta has a value of 0.71. Price to sales ratio is 7.03.