MCD : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. McDonald's Corp. (MCD): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 27, 2015
    McDonald's fourth quarter 2014 adjusted earnings of $1.22 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.20 by 1.7%. However, ...
  2. Stock Market News for January 26, 2015 - Market News

    January 26, 2015
    Benchmarks ended mostly in the red after gaining for four consecutive days as materials stocks finished in the negative territory
  3. Corporate Tax Inversion

    January 23, 2015
    U.S. companies like Burger King use corporate tax inversion to take advantage of lower taxes abroad.
  4. McDonald's (MCD) Beats on Q4 Earnings, 1H15 View Tepid - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    McDonald's Corporation (MCD) posted fourth quarter 2014 results wherein earnings for fourth quarter beat the Zacks Consensus ...
  5. Q4 Earnings Shaping Up Weakly - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 23, 2015
    This could change in the coming days as the flood of results arrive next week, but Q4 is tracking below other recent quarters ...
  6. Restaurant Stock Outlook, part 3 - Industry Outlook

    January 22, 2015
    Restaurant Stock Outlook, part 3 - Industry Outlook
  7. Will McDonald's (MCD) Beat Earnings Estimates in Q4? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    McDonald's Corp. (MCD) is set to report fourth-quarter and full year 2014 results on Jan 23, 2015.
  8. Dow 30 Stock Roundup: JPM Results Disappoint, Microsoft Launches ...

    January 16, 2015
    The Dow suffered a dismal week due to a continual slump in oil prices as well as external headwinds.
  9. Restaurateurs Look to Capitalize on Demand for Breakfast - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Fast food chains are geared up well to meet the breakfast demand of Americans thereby boosting their sales and profits.
  10. Chipotle Halts Pork Sales after Quality Issues with Supplier ...

    January 14, 2015
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG) has reportedly suspended the sale of pork at one-third of its restaurants in the U.S.
  11. McDonald's to Lay Off Employees under $100M Cost Cut Plan - Analyst ...

    January 12, 2015
    According to Reuters, McDonald's Corp. (MCD) will lay off 63 workers at its corporate headquarters in Illinois.
  12. 3 Restaurant Stocks That Outperformed McDonald's in 2014 - Analyst ...

    January 9, 2015
    We have handpicked three stocks with almost the same menu as McDonald'd Corp. (MCD) but turned out to be better performers ...
  13. McNugget Found to Contain Vinyl in Japan - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2015
    A piece of vinyl was reportedly found in McDonald's Corp.'s (MCD) chicken nugget recently at one of the outlets in Aomori, ...
  14. Stock Market News for January 05, 2015 - Market News

    January 5, 2015
    Benchmarks finished the first trading session of 2015 almost unchanged while investors received discouraging economic data
  15. Dunkin' Welcomes 2015 with New Croissant, Bagel - Analyst Blog

    December 30, 2014
    Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN) is ready to welcome 2015 with two new items -- Chocolate Croissant and Tomato Mozzarella ...
  16. Bear of the Day: McDonald's (MCD) - Bear of the Day

    December 22, 2014
    Bear of the Day: McDonald's (MCD) - Bear of the Day
  17. Profit From Holiday Spending With This ETF

    December 19, 2014
    As Americans finish purchasing the last of their holiday gifts, the consumer discretionary sector will continue to be one ...
  18. Panera's Food Policy on Track: To Offer Additive-Free Food - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Panera Bread Company (PNRA) has recently provided details on its comprehensive Food Policy, introduced in June, regarding ...
  19. McDonald's Dips to 52-Week Low on Weak November Comps - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Shares of McDonald's Corp. (MCD) dropped to a 52-week low of $87.62 on Dec 16.
  20. The Market Wants What It Wants - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 8, 2014
    It may be tough for investors (especially those whose default settings are naturally a bit bearish) to see just where all ...
  21. Pick The Right Options To Trade In Six Steps

    November 12, 2014
    Use the six-step PROVES method to pick an option to trade.
  22. When Is A Franchise The Right Investment For You?

    October 22, 2014
    Do you have the right mix of credit, capital and business savvy to make you an ideal candidate for buying a franchise?
  23. Investors Buying the Dips - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 22, 2014
    Stocks appear on track to start today's session modestly in the red after strong gains the last few days.
  24. Invest In Dividend Aristocrats With This ETF

    October 21, 2014
    When volatility and uncertainty take over it pays to be strategic when looking for returns. That's why investors should watch ...
  25. China, Europe & Earnings at Home - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 21, 2014
    Unlike China, Europe's capacity to fight its deflation problems has been far less clear. Q3 earnings from mostly U.S. companies ...
  26. Bull of the Day: Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) - Bull of the Day

    October 13, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) - Bull of the Day
  27. Entrepreneur Vs. Small Business Owner, Defined

    September 25, 2014
    An entrepreneur is different from a small business owner, and requires a different temperament.
  28. U.S. Restaurants Slog Through a Weak Industry - Industry Outlook

    September 19, 2014
    U.S. Restaurants Slog Through a Weak Industry - Industry Outlook
  29. Bear of the Day: McDonald's (MCD) - Bear of the Day

    September 11, 2014
    Bear of the Day: McDonald's (MCD) - Bear of the Day
  30. So You Wanna Buy A Franchise?

    September 5, 2014
    Franchises are growing more popular with entrepreneurs. Here's why and what to expect from them.
  31. Global Tensions Weigh on the Markets - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 8, 2014
    Stocks are on track to open higher, but a growing list of geopolitical concerns are driving investor sentiment and market ...
  32. With 1/3 of the S&P 500 Having Reported Earnings… - Ahead ...

    July 22, 2014
    Hard to tell at this stage if we are at the starting point of a favorable shift in the aggregate earnings picture, but the ...
  33. Four Ways To Spot An Emerging Market

    July 7, 2014
    The term "emerging market" is frustratingly ambiguous. It means a country has at least some market liquidity. But there's ...
  34. Costs Taking a Bite Out of Restaurant Stocks - Industry Outlook

    May 21, 2014
    Costs Taking a Bite Out of Restaurant Stocks - Industry Outlook
  35. Five Stocks Whose Growth Rides On Low-Income Customers

    May 2, 2014
    Catering to the rich won’t make you rich; there just aren’t enough of them to go around. But become popular with the regular ...
  36. Q1 Continues Unimpressively - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 22, 2014
    Excluding the drag from the Finance sector, total earnings would be up +2.8% on +3.3% higher revenues.
  37. How To 'Putin-Proof' Your Portfolio

    April 11, 2014
    In one classic "Seinfeld" episode, Kramer and Newman are embroiled in an epic game of Risk -- in which they actually carry ...
  38. McDonald's Can No Longer Thrive on Just Burgers And Fries

    March 20, 2014
    Once an innovator, McDonald's new products like Mighty Wings and McWraps aren't whetting consumer appetites. The burger chain ...
  39. Key Takeaways From Warren Buffett's Annual Letters To Shareholders

    March 18, 2014
    A simple yet invaluable look into the key themes Warren Buffett repeats in his annual letter to shareholders.
  40. Bear of the Day: Tim Horton's (THI) - Bear of the Day

    March 3, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Tim Horton's (THI) - Bear of the Day
  41. The Best Investments This Year: The Boom of "Boring"

    February 18, 2014
    Investopedia explains: U.S.-based stocks did well and beat more aggressive strategies pursued by hedge funds and other investors ...
  42. Restaurant Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 28, 2014
    Restaurant Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  43. Earnings in Focus This Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 20, 2014
    The focus this week will be on corporate earnings as the 2013 Q4 reporting cycle ramps up, with 69 S&P 500 members are ...
  44. Four Trading Setups To Avoid A Pullback

    January 13, 2014
    Technical lessons from four DJIA stocks that performed poorly in 2013.
  45. Better Times Ahead For Yum Brands?

    December 6, 2013
    Yum Brands CEO David Nowak talks a good game, but can he deliver? Even under the best of scenario, the amiable CEO is ...
  46. Burger King’s Stock Looks Tasty

    October 29, 2013
    Burger King Worldwide yesterday reported it earned an adjusted profit of 23 cents per share two cents higher than analysts ...
  47. McDonald's Wings Not So Mighty As Sales Suffer

    October 21, 2013
    Shares of McDonalds, fell 61 cents to $94.59 on Monday after it reported sales for the quarter ended September 30 of $7.23 ...
  48. McDonald's Earnings Preview: Was The Menu Tinkering Worth It? ...

    October 19, 2013
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) is scheduled to report its third-quarter results Monday, October 21, before the markets open. ...
  49. Reviewing Assets On The Balance Sheet

    October 14, 2013
    A firm uses its assets to generate sales and bottom-line profits for shareholders. A healthy company will continually grow ...
  50. Is Now The Time To Buy Yum Brands?

    October 11, 2013
    Yum Brands’ efforts to turnaround its beleaguered China division, which has been hurt by concerns about the safety of its ...
  51. The Many Challenges To McDonald's Growth

    October 4, 2013
    Ever since Don Thompson became Chief Executive of McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) last year, he has had a rough go of it. Wall ...
  52. McDonald's And Other Restaurant Stocks To Sell Now (DRI, MCD, ...

    September 24, 2013
    New research from Oppenheimer suggests that many leisure stocks may be overpriced now. The analysts suggest that investors ...
  53. Arcos Dorados Still Several Fries Short Of A Happy Meal

    August 20, 2013
    Inflation has made the operating environment quite challenging for McDonald's Latin American operator.
  54. Income, Value and Growth Stocks

    August 1, 2013
    Investors who buy stocks generally seek one of three criteria: undervalued holdings, growth potential or steady income. The ...
  55. The Value Of Sin Stocks

    July 31, 2013
    On the whole, these sinful stocks offer little value to society, that doesn't mean they don't have value for investors.
  56. Starbucks Shows Why It's Starbucks

    July 26, 2013
    Starbucks Shows Why It's Starbucks by Stephen D. Simpson, CFA Alright, Will Ashworth, you win this round! One quarter ...
  57. Time To Get Defensive With ETFs

    July 26, 2013
    With some storm clouds beginning to form over the global economy, investors may want to consider thinking about moving some ...
  58. McDonald's Has Eased Off, But Hardly Cheap

    July 22, 2013
    A rotation away from consumer stocks is pressuring McDonald's, as is short-term weakness in sales growth.
  59. Get Ready For Brazil’s Consumer Explosion

    July 16, 2013
    With Brazilian stocks currently down in the dumps, long term investors currently have the opportunity to load up on one of ...
  60. Noodles Doubles In IPO Debut: Time To Sell?

    July 3, 2013
    Fast Casual restaurant chain Noodles and Company (Nasdaq:NDLS) priced its IPO June 27 at $18. In its first day of trading ...
  61. New CEO at Ulta - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Beauty products retailer Ulta Salon recently appointed Mary Dillon as chief executive officer.
  62. Krispy Kreme's Franchise Deal in Dallas - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Krispy Kreme sold three company-owned shops to an affiliate of Sun Holdings for refranchising purpose.
  63. Femsa Is A Delicate Balance Between Growth Opportunities And ...

    June 5, 2013
    Femsa's stock got a little too popular, but the long-term prospects are very good.
  64. Investing For The Global Diabetes Epidemic

    May 31, 2013
    Sadly, diabetes is quickly becoming a global epidemic. Within these grim statistics, investors can find opportunities with ...
  65. Smithfield Get It's Deal, But From A Surprising Bidder

    May 29, 2013
    Smithfield gets a lucrative bid from a Chinese buyer, but will the deal go through?
  66. Chipotle Executing Well, But Valuation Leaves No Margin Of Error

    May 14, 2013
    Weak traffic isn't worrying investors who still prize Chipotle's mid-teens operating growth.
  67. The Market Seems Unwilling To Let Yum! Brands Stay Cheap For ...

    May 13, 2013
    Yum! Brands' shares have rebounded pretty well despite an ongoing stream of bad news from China.
  68. Sysco's Reputation Seems More Durable Than Its Growth

    May 7, 2013
    Sysco seems to be trading more on reputation than reality today.
  69. Starbucks' Special Model Is Valuable, But Maybe Not This Valuable

    April 26, 2013
    Starbucks continues to deliver good execution, but the valuation demands greatness.
  70. Will Quantitative Easing Be Japan's Savior?

    April 19, 2013
    The quantitative easing program, recently announced by the new governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, is for a cash ...
  71. Sonic Still In A Tricky Spot

    March 27, 2013
    Sonic still can't seem to get back in a sales growth groove.
  72. Chipotle Still Getting The Benefit Of The Doubt

    February 8, 2013
    Chipotle needs to reignite the growth to validate the price.
  73. Yum! Brands Still Has Indigestion, But Investors Have An Opportunity

    February 7, 2013
    A sharp drop in guidance for 2013 will spook investors, but may create a bargain.
  74. Restaurant Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Industry Outlook

    February 5, 2013
    The year 2012 started on a relatively positive note for U.S. restaurants. That scenario changed gradually as sales momentum ...
  75. McDonald's Seems Back On Track, But Not Cheap

    January 28, 2013
    McDonald's continues to deliver, but valuation is no bargain.
  76. Take a Breather Before Earnings Deluge - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    With the markets closed today for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the earnings season takes the day off as the reporting flood ...
  77. Jamba Embarks on Reimaging Program - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    Following the footsteps of most of the industry behemoths, California-based Jamba Inc. (JMBA) recently unveiled a brand-new ...
  78. 4 High Yield, Low Beta Stocks - Investment Ideas

    January 10, 2013
    Decades from now, economic historians will look back at this period as the era of exceptionably low interest rates. Just ...
  79. Beat the Market in 2013 With the Dogs of the Dow

    January 7, 2013
    Are you looking to beef up your blue chip exposure, but aren't quite sure how to best go about doing it? Sometimes, the best ...
  80. The Secret Ratio That Predicts Winning Stocks Time and Again

    December 26, 2012
    Ever wonder how the most successful investors do it, correctly calling stock picks time and again?   They must know something ...
  81. McDonald's Opens For Christmas: A Sure Sign Business Is Maxed ...

    December 20, 2012
    McDonald's urges franchisees to open Christmas Day.
  82. Avoid High-Cost Broker Commissions With This Investment Plan

    December 14, 2012
    Online brokers undoubtedly have made investing more affordable and accessible than ever before. Gone are the days when you ...
  83. The 'Controversial' Advice That's Worked Every Time in the Past ...

    December 11, 2012
    It's a question we've been getting almost daily from our subscribers: "What does the fiscal cliff mean for stocks, and how ...
  84. Up/Downgrades

    November 26, 2012
    New York, November 26th (TradersHuddle.com) – Following are some of the upgrades and downgrades before the market open. Aeropostale ...
  85. Starbucks to Buy Back 25M Shares - Analyst Blog

    November 20, 2012
    Coffee giant Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) recently announced that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of ...
  86. Sysco Can't Fight A Low Tide

    November 7, 2012
    Sysco's volume growth is weak, but this isn't a one quarter story. What Sysco has achieved over the years is remarkable, ...
  87. The Market's Next BIG Turnaround Story

    November 1, 2012
    If you've ever wanted to invest in the early stages of a corporate turnaround, read on. Three of the companies below have ...
  88. Has A Bad Year Put Chipotle In Value Territory?

    October 19, 2012
    Can Chipotle restore its luster as a growth stock? There is still downside risk in what is still a very highly-valued restaurant ...
  89. McDonald's and Other Services Stocks Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 19, 2012
    The Nasdaq has fallen 1.6%, the S&P 500 has fallen 1% and the Dow has declined 1.1% on a bad morning for the market. ...
  90. McDonald's' Third Quarter Earnings Report

    October 19, 2012
    McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) announced its results for the third quarter on October 19, 2012. McDonald's franchises and operates ...
  91. Buffett Built His Empire Using This Simple Method

    October 16, 2012
    It might be one of the most controversial statements I've ever made. You aren't likely to hear anyone else say it, as it ...
  92. McDonald's Third Quarter Earnings Preview

    October 16, 2012
    On Friday, October 19, 2012, McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) will report its third quarter earnings. Earnings are perhaps the single ...
  93. What Makes a Great Income Stock

    September 14, 2012
    While many newcomers to the income sector would immediately say “yield,” that's not the case. To find a good long-term income ...
  94. Can Casey's Ring Up Better Cash Flow?

    September 13, 2012
    Casey's is showing solid same-store growth in a tough retailing environment.
  95. The 10 Most Oversold Dow Stocks

    September 5, 2012
    Looking at the charts of these blue-chip dividend payers pulls up a quartet of names that may be solid buys on the next ...
  96. Bull Vs. Bear - The Mobile Payment Revolution Is Coming

    August 21, 2012
    With more and more people living so much more of their lives through their smartphones, it seems inevitable that the U.S. ...
  97. Kellogg Looking Like A Better Part Of A Complete Portfolio

    August 16, 2012
    Kellogg may be seeing the turn in its business.
  98. Sysco Muddling Through

    August 16, 2012
    Sysco is doing better than the restaurant industry, but not better enough.
  99. Middleby Not On The Value Menu

    August 14, 2012
    Middleby is a legitimate growth story, but an expensive one. It's probably best to wait for a pullback before buying into ...
  100. Brazil Limiting The Happy In Arcos Dorados Happy Meals

    August 8, 2012
    Arcos Dorados, one of McDonalds' larger operators in Latin America, is suffering from a weak Brazilian economy, but the growth ...
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