Bearish Speculation for McDonald's (MCD)

Posted on 03/08/2012 by Peter Mankowitz

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Shares of McDonald's declined on heavier than usual volume. The stock price closed below the 50-day moving average of $99.82 on Thursday. As long as prices remain below the moving average key indicator, investors will view this development as a sign of weakness. Additionally, today's stock price for MCD ranged between $96.46 and $97.65.

It is critical to analyze the development of resistance levels. The breaking through the resistance levels can be prompted by fundamental changes or market expectations. The current support and resistance levels for MCD are $95.84 and $98.22 respectively.

McDonald's Corporation franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants in the food service industry. The Company and its franchisees purchase food, packaging, equipment and other goods from numerous independent suppliers.

McDonald's has market cap of 98.75B and is part of the services sector and restaurants industry. Performance metrics indicate that the stock has gained 31.67% within the last year. The average analyst rating for the stock is hold.

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