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Only Eleven Dow Components With Recent Insider Buying, MCD is One of Them

By Dividend Channel Staff, Friday, December 21, 11:32 AM ET
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The officers and directors of a company tend to have a unique inside view into the business, so when these insiders make purchases, investors are wise to take notice. Presumably the only reason for a company insider to choose to take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock in the open market, is that they expect to make money maybe they find the stock very undervalued, or maybe they see exciting progress within the company, or maybe both. Within the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, only eleven companies have experienced such buying over the trailing six month period, one of which was McDonald's Corp (NYSE:MCD), where an investment totaling $25.1K was made by Director Richard H. Lenny. Click Here to Learn Which Other Ten Dow Components Also Had Recent Insider Buying

Lenny bets big on MCD:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
11/07/2012 Richard H. Lenny Director 288 $87.16 $25,102.08

Lenny's average cost works out to $87.16/share. Shares of McDonald's Corp were changing hands at $89.65 at last check, trading down about 0.5% on Friday. The chart below shows the one year performance of MCD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

McDonald's Corp Chart

Looking at the chart above, MCD's low point in its 52 week range is $83.31 per share, with $102.22 as the 52 week high point that compares with a last trade of $89.65.

The current annualized dividend paid by McDonald's Corp is $3.08/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 11/29/2012. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for MCD, which can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend with approx. 3.4% annualized yield is likely to continue.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MCD makes up 6.46% of the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund ETF (AMEX:XLY) which is trading lower by about 1% on the day Friday.

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