Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model
Dow Jones Industrial Average
) is trading down 33.0 points (-0.2%) at 13,310 as of Monday, Oct 22, 2012, 12:35 p.m. ET. During this time, 298.8 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 568.4 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,311 issues advancing vs. 1,607 declining with 130 unchanged.
- ACTIVE STOCK TRADERS: Get full access to Jim Cramer's thoughts for less than $3/week - sometimes before he says them on TV! Start with a 14-Day Free Trial.
Holding back the Dow today is
), which is lagging the broader index with a five-cent decline to $88.67. This single drop is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 0.38 points or roughly accounting for 1.2% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for McDonald's Corporation currently sits at 4.1 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.3 million shares.
McDonald's Corporation has a market cap of $93.64 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are down 11.6% year to date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.3%.
McDonald's Corporation franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants in the global restaurant industry. Its restaurants offer various food items, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5, equal to the average leisure industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates McDonald's Corporation as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
- You can view the full McDonald's Ratings Report.
FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge!
Free download now