McDonald's is the oldest American fast-food chain represented in over 100 countries and considered one of the most popular restaurants in the world. Over 80% of McDonald's restaurants across the globe are franchises, managed by independent entrepreneurs. Their revenue is derived from royalties, the fees from the franchises and from the sales themselves.
Founded in the 1940s by Richard and Maurice McDonald, the business has grown from a single hamburger restaurant in San Bernardino, California, to the world’s largest restaurant chain by revenue. McDonald’s IPO price in 1965 was $22.50 a share. By one estimate, 100 of those shares would be worth over $8 million nowadays. The company started expanding internationally in 1967 when it opened in Canada and Puerto Rico. In 1990 McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in Moscow, and in 1993 the first McCafé opened its doors in Melbourne, Australia. McDonald's shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and are a constituent of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and S&P 500 indices.
How can you trade McDonald's stock?
You can buy McDonald's shares live on NYSE where they are listed, or you can trade them through derivatives solutions, such as CFDs. Buying shares on exchanges is a long-term investment since you stand to gain only if prices go up.
At CAPEX.com, you can follow the McDonald's chart to trade on the price movements of this popular stock through CFDs. If you think that the stock value will go up, you can open a long position (BUY). If you think prices will decrease, you can open a short position (SELL).
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