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Holding the Dow back today was McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), which lagged the broader Dow index with an 83-cent decline (-0.8%) bringing the stock to $99.28. Volume for McDonald's ended the day at 4.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 7.2 million shares.McDonald's has a market cap of $96.5 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 6.8% year-to-date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.4%. McDonald's Corporation operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. The company's restaurants offer various food products, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages. TheStreet Ratings rates McDonald's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.
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