McDonald's Stock Hits New 52-Week High (MCD)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $99.73, above its previous 52-week high of $99.70 with 2.4 million shares traded as of 3:26 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 5.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

McDonald's has a market cap of $98.77 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 12.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

McDonald's Corporation franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. Its restaurants offer various food items, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages, as well as breakfast menus. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates McDonald's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full McDonald's Ratings Report.

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