| McDonald's operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants, which serve a locally-relevant menu of food and beverages. Co.'s menu includes hamburgers and cheeseburgers, Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Filet-O-Fish, several chicken sandwiches, Chicken McNuggets, wraps, french fries, shakes, McFlurry desserts, sundaes, soft serve cones, pies, soft drinks, coffee, McCafe beverages and other beverages. The restaurants also sell other products during limited-time promotions. Co.'s restaurants in the U.S. and various international markets provide a full or limited breakfast menu. Breakfast offerings may include Sausage McMuffin with Egg, McGriddles, biscuit and bagel sandwiches and hotcakes. We show 38 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of MCD's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of MCD shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like MCD versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching MCD by allowing them to research MCD shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.