The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 12,963 as of Monday, Feb 27, 2012, 10:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 183.3 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 818.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,109 issues advancing vs. 1,709 declining with 143 unchanged.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 is the ex-dividend date for Dow component

McDonald's Corporation

(NYSE:

MCD

). Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 70 cents per share. At a price of $100.12 as of 10:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.8% compared to the average Dow component yield of 2.7%.

The average volume for McDonald's Corporation has been 5.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. McDonald's Corporation has a market cap of $101.04 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

leisure

industry. Shares are down 0% year to date as of Friday's close.

McDonald's Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a foodservice retailer worldwide. It franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants that offer various food items, soft drinks, coffee, desserts, snacks, and other beverages, as well as full or limited breakfast menu. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1, below the average leisure industry P/E ratio of 19.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates McDonald's Corporation as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

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