MCD : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. McDonald's Fans Rejoice: All Day Breakfast Is Here

    October 6, 2015
    If you can't make it to a McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) by 10:30 a.m. but still crave an Egg McMuffin, the company has finally ...
  2. McDonald's Latest Fix: Build-Your-Own Burgers

    October 5, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) plans to solve its recent struggles by becoming a bit more like the rivals that have cut into its ...
  3. Why Has McDonald’s Been Struggling Lately?

    October 1, 2015
    Learn what has caused McDonald's, the nation's largest fast food chain, to be thought of as a last resort option for modern ...
  4. Starbucks Mobile Order/Pay Now Goes National

    September 24, 2015
    Generally considered a leader in getting customers to use its technology to increase sales and loyalty, Starbucks (NASDAQ: ...
  5. Jack in the Box Launches $200 Million Buyback Plan

    September 24, 2015
    Fast food chain Jack in the Box (NASDAQ: JACK) recently announced a new $200 million buyback plan. The authorization, which ...
  6. McDonald's Launches Its Own Peace Day Initiative

    September 22, 2015
    Still reeling from the backlash it got for rejecting its rival's joint marketing proposal to support the United Nation's ...
  7. McDonald's Left Out of Peace Day Burger Blitz

    September 21, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) made a whopper of an error when it denigrated Burger King's offer to join forces to celebrate Peace ...
  8. McDonald's All-Day Breakfast Has New Competition

    September 11, 2015
    Although McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) finally decided to offer all-day breakfast beginning October 6, it's likely a day late and ...
  9. General Mills Goes Small With Sale of Green Giant

    September 3, 2015
    Growing consumer aversion to processed and packaged foods continues to take its toll on cereal maker General Mills (NYSE: ...
  10. Denny's Wants to Horn In On the McWhopper

    September 1, 2015
    Burger King suddenly has a lot of takers for its burger mashup to benefit charity. Denny's (NASDAQ: DENN) said if McDonald's ...
  11. McDonald's Inks Second Franchising Deal in Russia

    August 27, 2015
    Hard as it is to believe, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) has had but a single franchisee in Russia ... until now, that is. Last ...
  12. Survey Shows Need for McDonald's All-Day Breakfast

    August 26, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) customers have long lamented that late-morning turnover where the company switches its breakfast ...
  13. McDonald's Finally Launches a Loyalty App

    August 18, 2015
    Investors might want to ask McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), "What took you so long?" The fast food chain is launching a loyalty ...
  14. McDonald's Plans to Shrink Its U.S. Operations

    August 14, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCS) recently announced that it would shrink its U.S. presence by 59 locations this year. The company ...
  15. Now McDonald's Is Testing Table Service

    August 13, 2015
    No doubt because the people taking your order behind the register are always so pleasant, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) thinks ...
  16. Wal-Mart Shows Problem With Raising Minimum Wage

    August 10, 2015
    Although Bloomberg Business called it an "unintended consequence" of Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) raising the minimum wage of some ...
  17. Wendy's Poses a New Threat to McDonald's

    August 10, 2015
    As if McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) did not have enough to worry about, rival Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) is poised to cut the burger ...
  18. How Russian Sanctions Impact Western Companies

    August 5, 2015
    Last month the EU agreed to extend sanctions first imposed on Russia last year for the hostile involvement in Ukraine and ...
  19. Wendy's Experiments with Antibiotic-Free Chicken

    August 4, 2015
    With Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) announcing it will soon begin serving an antibiotic-free chicken next month, it is clear the ...
  20. Maybe McDonald's Needs to Go Upscale After All

    July 31, 2015
    Better burger chains like Five Guys and Smashburger have pressured McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) into a three-year slide in comparable ...
  21. Burger King Sales Rise on New Menu Items

    July 30, 2015
    While McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) continues to struggle with its product mix, one of the company's chief rivals has figured out ...
  22. Costco Dumps Chilean Salmon Over Antibiotics Usage

    July 29, 2015
    Unable to effectively vaccinate against a bacteria sweeping through farm-raised salmon, Chilean farmers have resorted to ...
  23. Starbucks Tops Earnings Estimates

    July 27, 2015
    Coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) recently reported third quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates on both the top ...
  24. Another Ugly Quarter for McDonald's

    July 27, 2015
    When is it going to stop? The second quarter earnings results McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) released last week revealed the ugly ...
  25. Burger King Franchisees Chow Down on Acquisitions

    July 27, 2015
    If so-called "better burger" shops like Five Guys and BurgerFi are really causing the customer drain at traditional fast ...
  26. McDonald's Finally Giving People What They Want?

    July 24, 2015
    If there's one thing people have wanted from McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) more than anything else, it's the chance to get a McMuffin ...
  27. 3 Major Changes Resulting From Iran's Nuclear Deal

    July 24, 2015
    A deal to lift sanctions on Iran could go into effect in a couple of months. Where should investors look for opportunities ...
  28. Did You Know There Is a Secret McDonald's Menu?

    July 23, 2015
    Have you ever wished you could have an Egg McMuffin with a burger patty? What about a sandwich that combines the company's ...
  29. Do Fast Food Franchises Mean Fast Returns?

    July 21, 2015
    We look at what it takes to own a fast food franchise: the entry costs, profit potentials, challenges, and sustainability.
  30. Do Interest Rate Changes Affect Dividend Payers?

    July 21, 2015
    Interest rate changes have an effect on prices of dividend-rich stocks in interest rate sensitive sectors like utilities, ...
  31. Mondelez, Hershey, and Kraft Team Up for S'mores

    July 21, 2015
    Brand partnerships are nothing new, and co-branding can help companies share costs while increasing sales. But the pact ...
  32. McDonald's Franchisees Worried About the Future

    July 21, 2015
    In addition to falling sales, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) has an even bigger problem on its hands. Franchise owners are losing ...
  33. The 6 Biggest Fortune 500 Employers

    July 21, 2015
    In 2015, five of the top six biggest Fortune 500 companies are retailers.
  34. McDonald's Franchisees Full of Doom and Gloom

    July 17, 2015
    Things are going from bad to worse at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), according to its franchisees. Former Janney Capital Markets ...
  35. Yum! Brands Dismisses China Division Spinoff

    July 16, 2015
    Although the Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) second quarter earnings report showed that its recovery from a food quality scandal ...
  36. McDonald's Misfires Again With Lobster Sandwich

    July 16, 2015
    Quick, what is the first place you think of when you want a nice, juicy lobster? Wherever you chose, I am guessing McDonald's ...
  37. Use This Key Metric to Pick Restaurant Stocks

    July 13, 2015
    Investors in the fast food sector should pay attenion to customer service ratings—a good barometer for a company's health. ...
  38. Will Starbucks Customers Accept a Price Hike?

    July 8, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), which already charges premium prices compared to rival coffee sellers like Dunkin' Donuts and ...
  39. McDonald's Turns to Healthy Foods, Minions

    July 7, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) has tried a number of new initiatives to reverse its sliding sales in the United States. Some, such ...
  40. Why Hasn't McDonald's Beaten The Dow Recently?

    June 29, 2015
    McDonald's has underperformed the Dow Industrials since 2009, but a reorganization and buyback could turn things around.
  41. Are Fast-Casual Restaurants Overvalued?

    June 29, 2015
    Can fast-casual restaurants actually grow to the levels that investors believe they can?
  42. Has McDonald's Peaked?

    June 25, 2015
    McDonald's has been a reliable investment for many years, but all trends eventually change course.
  43. Most Iconic Restaurant Chains That No Longer Exist

    June 18, 2015
    Here is a list of the top 6 restaurant chains that once spotted the United States with multiple locations, but which today ...
  44. How Google Maps Makes Money

    June 11, 2015
    Find out how Google Maps generates revenue through subtle techniques that many users may not even be aware of.
  45. Top 5 Most Profitable Hotel Companies

    June 10, 2015
    How can companies control so many properties and rooms? The same way McDonald’s controls 35,000 restaurants: franchise agreements.
  46. Can Mcdonalds Survive Against Fast Casual?

    May 21, 2015
    Can this fast food chain survive against fast casual competitors like Chipotle Mexican Grill?
  47. Who are Chipotle's (CMG) main competitors?

    May 20, 2015
    Learn about Chipotle's four main competitors in the fast casual dining sector of the restaurant business, and how fast casual ...
  48. The Pros & Cons Of A Strong Dollar

    May 14, 2015
    As the U.S. economy has emerged from the Great Recession, the strength of the U.S. dollar has also improved.
  49. Coupling Cross-Verification With Trading Tricks

    May 10, 2015
    Cross-verification identifies the convergence of unrelated technical information at a narrow price level.
  50. The Story Behind Shake Shack's Success

    April 16, 2015
    A humble Madison Square Park hot dog stand grew to become a gourmet casual food powerhouse in a classic American success ...
  51. Why Is Chipotle So Successful & Popular?

    April 13, 2015
    Chipotle's emphasis on simplicity and high-quality ingredients have made the restaurant immensely popular among consumers ...
  52. Why 'Menu' is a 4-Letter Word at McDonald's

    April 3, 2015
    McDonald's has taken care of its shareholders through the years, but the brand has suffered recently. What is likely to happen ...
  53. Feed Your Appetite For Chipotle Stock with Options

    March 30, 2015
    Chipotle's stock may be out of the average person's price range, but options in-the-money call options offer a way to invest ...
  54. The Key to McDonald's? 70 Million Customers a Day

    March 20, 2015
    Even when it has an underperforming year, McDonald’s is still one of the most profitable companies around.
  55. A Surprising Way To Profit From McDonald's Biggest Problem

    February 27, 2015
    Whether you enjoy fast-food or not, there's something interesting going on in the industry. It's so interesting in fact that ...
  56. The Pros and Cons of a Weak Euro

    February 12, 2015
    The lingering Eurozone crisis has caused the euro to decline against the U.S. dollar. Who are the real winners and losers ...
  57. Fast Food Versus Fast Casual: Which is More Profitable?

    February 5, 2015
    Between fast food and fine dining lies the rapidly growing fast casual business sector. It's market share is growing. Are ...
  58. How to Book a 24% Annual Return on a 7-Cent Move in McDonald's

    February 3, 2015
    Above all the earnings and geopolitical news last week, the big headline was a turnover in the executive suite of the Golden ...
  59. How To Book A 24% Annual Return On A $0.07 Move In McDonald's

    February 3, 2015
    Above all the earnings and geopolitical news last week, the big headline was a turnover in the executive suite of the Golden ...
  60. Corporate Tax Inversion

    January 23, 2015
    U.S. companies like Burger King use corporate tax inversion to take advantage of lower taxes abroad.
  61. Profit from Consumer Spending with this ETF (VCR)

    December 19, 2014
    As Americans finish purchasing the last of their holiday gifts, the consumer discretionary sector will continue to be one ...
  62. Pick The Right Options To Trade In Six Steps

    November 12, 2014
    Use the six-step PROVES method to pick an option to trade.
  63. 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?
  64. 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 ...
  65. Entrepreneur Vs. Small Business Owner, Defined

    September 25, 2014
    An entrepreneur is different from a small business owner, and requires a different temperament.
  66. 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.
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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.
  72. 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 ...
  73. Four Trading Setups To Avoid A Pullback

    January 13, 2014
    Technical lessons from four DJIA stocks that performed poorly in 2013.
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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. ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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.
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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.
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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.
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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.
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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?
  93. 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.
  94. 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.
  95. Sysco's Reputation Seems More Durable Than Its Growth

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

    April 26, 2013
    Starbucks continues to deliver good execution, but the valuation demands greatness.
  97. 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 ...
  98. Sonic Still In A Tricky Spot

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

    February 8, 2013
    Chipotle needs to reignite the growth to validate the price.
  100. 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.
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