MCD : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. McDonald's Could Bottom Out After Earnings (MCD)

    October 20, 2016
    McDonald's relative strength readings have hit oversold levels in all time frames, raising odds for a sustained buy-the-news ...
  2. Will McDonald's Sell Big Mac Sauce by the Bottle?

    October 17, 2016
    While Aussies had a brief opportunity back to purchase bottles of McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) Big Mac "special sauce" in January, ...
  3. Why Is McDonald's Sending Ronald Into Hiding?

    October 13, 2016
    In 1692, Salem, Massachusetts, was gripped by mass hysteria over fear of witches. Today, we're similarly seeing people lose ...
  4. Get Milk: How You Can Help End the Dairy Glut

    October 13, 2016
    Dairy farmers have dumped 43 million pounds of milk this year. Don't let them cry over it.
  5. Investopedia Millennials Try a Big Mac for the First Time

    October 11, 2016
    Only one in five millennials has had a Big Mac. We held an office-wide taste test to hear what the other four had to say.
  6. Good News for Coffee Drinkers and Sellers (SBUX)

    October 11, 2016
    And coffee companies.
  7. McDonald's Finds Buyer for SE Asia Branch (MCD)

    October 5, 2016
    The buyer is reportedly Reza Food Services, a company with existing McDonald's restaurants in Saudi Arabia.
  8. Stock Buybacks: Why the Party's Over (AAPL, GE)

    October 3, 2016
    Falling share buybacks may reflect CEOs' weakening confidence about corporate profits and the strength of the economy
  9. Sonic Warns Same-Store Sales Will Fall in Q4

    September 28, 2016
    Drive-in restaurant chain Sonic (NASDAQ: SONC) has an enviable record of growth, having produced increases in same-store ...
  10. McDonald’s Could Owe $500M to Luxembourg (MCD)

    September 19, 2016
    McDonald's could face a similar back-taxes situation as Apple in Ireland.
  11. 10 Countries With the Most McDonald's Locations (MCD)

    September 17, 2016
    Europe may be more important to McDonald's than the United States, and Asia is not too far behind now that the Chinese market ...
  12. 3 Dow Stocks Primed for Short Sales (AAPL, MCD)

    September 9, 2016
    Major index benchmarks have entered weekly sell cycles, raising odds for profitable short sales in these three Dow laggards. ...
  13. Tax Wars: U.S. Companies Are Targets (AMZN, SBUX)

    September 8, 2016
    The EU is targeting Amazon, McDonald's, Starbucks and others. Tax avoidance is big business, pitting governments, the EU ...
  14. The 6 Worst Menu Items McDonald's Has Ever Served (MCD)

    August 30, 2016
    From the Hula Burger to McPizza, these 6 menu items were a total flop.
  15. McDonald's Recalls 29 Million Fitness Trackers (MCD)

    August 24, 2016
    McDonald recalls 29 million fitness trackers that were included in U.S. and Canadian Happy Meals.
  16. Deflation & Inflation:Supermarkets vs. Restaurants

    August 19, 2016
    Is a widening gap in price differential at supermarkets and restaurants the beginning of a trend?
  17. The Most Popular Restaurant in Olympic Village

    August 18, 2016
    Is the popularity of this restaurant in Olympic Village a testament to its brand strength?
  18. Are Restaurant Closures on the Rise? (MCD,RT,BOBE)

    August 17, 2016
    A number of big restaurant chains are shuttering underperforming locations this year.
  19. Why You Can't Get a Big Mac and Fries in Venezuela

    August 16, 2016
    Find out why McDonald's pulled Big Macs off of the menu in Venezuela, and why that will not be the last fallout from the ...
  20. Ruby Tuesday Says Goodbye to 95 of Its Restaurants

    August 15, 2016
    Troubled restaurant operator Ruby Tuesday (NYSE: RT) is closing 95 of its 724 restaurants, reducing by 13% the number of ...
  21. Top 8 Companies Raising the Minimum Wage (MCD, SBUX)

    August 14, 2016
    Learn how a slew of top companies raised their minimum wage, including Starbucks and Wells Fargo, and how this affected their ...
  22. Fast Food Restaurants Struggle Amidst Lower Food Prices (MCD, ...

    August 11, 2016
    Fast food chains are struggling as their prices get further away from at-home food prices.
  23. Fast Food Restaurants Struggle Amidst Lower Food Prices (MCD, ...

    August 11, 2016
    Fast food chains are collectively struggling as customers enjoy lower at-home food prices
  24. McDonald's Japan Ends Slump With H1 Profit (MCD)

    August 8, 2016
    The long-awaited rebound in both revenue and profits would indicate that the company's efforts to rebuild its image is working.
  25. Behind McDonald's 283% Rise in 10 Years (MCD)

    August 8, 2016
    Take a look behind McDonald's share price history to determine what drives the stock.
  26. Why Big Name Restaurants are Struggling

    August 2, 2016
    There are three key reasons why big name restaurants are struggling.
  27. McDonald's Announces "Sweeping Changes" to Its Menu (MCD)

    August 1, 2016
    The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company is doubling down on natural ingredients and preservative-free food.
  28. McDonald's Getting High Tech In U.S. Stores (MCD)

    July 29, 2016
    McDonald's is gearing up to roll out its Experience of the Future in the U.S., making the stores more high-tech.
  29. McDonald's Price Levels to Watch After Earnings

    July 26, 2016
    The fallout from an unexpected revenue decline is weighing on McDonald's after earnings, but solid institutional sponsorship ...
  30. McDonald's Stock Falls 3% on Q2 Earnings Miss (MCD)

    July 26, 2016
    McDonald's shares are under pressure Tuesday after the fast food giant reported second quarter earnings results that missed ...
  31. The Cost of Buying a McDonald's Franchise (MCD)

    July 25, 2016
    Setting up a new McDonald’s franchise can cost the owner up to $2.2 million to get the restaurants up and running, but it ...
  32. Can All-Day Breakfast Satisfy McDonald's Earnings?

    July 24, 2016
    The biggest question heading into the quarter surrounds All-Day Breakfast, which last year sparked the company's turnaround, ...
  33. 5 Restaurant Stocks With High Debt Levels (YUM, QSR)

    July 23, 2016
    Examine the restaurant industry to identify five companies with high debt levels. Assess capital structure with financial ...
  34. Breakfast Most Important Meal of Day at McDonalds

    July 14, 2016
    The shift to all day breakfast by McDonald’s has helped it gain momentum.
  35. McDonald's to Take $235 Million Pretax Charge in Q2

    July 7, 2016
    The company is wasting no time warning investors that profits might be a little light. But not by much.
  36. 6 Iconic Restaurant Chains That No Longer Exist

    July 6, 2016
    Here is a list of the top 6 restaurant chains that once spotted the United States with multiple locations, but which today ...
  37. McDonald's Expanding All-Day Breakfast Menu

    July 6, 2016
    The popular combination of sausage, egg and cheese sandwiched between two maple-flavored pancakes is coming to the all-day ...
  38. A Look at the PowerShares BuyBack Achievers Portfolio ETF (PKW, ...

    July 5, 2016
    As of July 1, the PKW consisted of 231 individual holdings with an average market capitalization of $35 billion.
  39. Arby's Path to Growth Is Different From Its Rivals

    July 2, 2016
    Fast-food chains have made an art out of refranchising -- selling company-owned restaurants to franchisees. Wendy's (NASDAQ: ...
  40. All-Day Brexit Is Bad for McDonald's (MCD)

    June 28, 2016
    With some 37% of McDonald's sales coming from Europe, investors aren't taking chances, sending McDonald's shares lower Monday ...
  41. Heavy Bidding Worth $3B for McDonald's China, Hong Kong Stores ...

    June 24, 2016
    McDonald's has received more than half a dozen bids for its stores in China and Hong Kong, which could generate around $3 ...
  42. McDonalds Headed Into Long-term Sell Cycle (MCD)

    June 23, 2016
    McDonald's led the broad market in the first quarter but has now entered a long-term sell cycle that could yield a trip to ...
  43. France Goes After Priceline Group for Unpaid Taxes

    June 6, 2016
    While it's usually the biggest technology players that find themselves dealing with overseas regulators, Priceline Group ...
  44. Buying Opportunity in Fast Food Stocks (MCD, WEN)

    June 6, 2016
    These fast food stocks are in overall uptrends, and recent pullbacks put the price near potential entry points.
  45. Is McDonald's Moving Its Headquarters to Chicago? (MCD)

    June 3, 2016
    It's possible McDonald's wants to not only modernize itself to stay competitive, but relocating its headquarters could also ...
  46. McDonald's Stock To Trade Ex-Dividend (MCD)

    June 2, 2016
    McDonald's will send its dividend payment on June 20 to shareholders of record as of June 6.
  47. Why $15 Minimum Wage Might Not Be Good News for Anyone (MCD, ...

    May 24, 2016
    Discover why the minimum wage isn't the panacea it is made out to be, and how artificial wage increases strain businesses ...
  48. Minimum Wage Increase: Will Technology Help Margins for U.S. ...

    May 24, 2016
    Discover why the $15 per hour minimum wage movement may unintentionally be sowing the seeds for a new crop of jobs-stealing ...
  49. McDonald's Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (MCD)

    May 20, 2016
    Learn about the importance of capital structure, and what equity and debt capitalization measures can tell us about the performance ...
  50. McNuggets Will Soon Be Free of Artificial Ingredients (MCD, CMG)

    May 20, 2016
    In an attempt to shed its unhealthy image, McDonald's is testing out a natural version of the popular McNugget to be launched ...
  51. McDonald's Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (MCD)

    May 16, 2016
    Learn about a handful of important McDonald's customers, including several major franchisees operating in countries around ...
  52. Why McDonald's is Outperforming Peers (MCD)

    May 12, 2016
    McDonald's stock isn't just at an all-time high, it's also crushing the competition. Here's why.
  53. Consumer Discretionary Sector: Industries Snapshot

    May 4, 2016
    Discover the consumer discretionary sector, industries within this sector and companies producing goods that fall under the ...
  54. These Restaurant Stocks Are Still Delivering

    May 4, 2016
    Restaurant stocks have been hit and miss over the past year. Here are the hits.
  55. DXD vs. DDM: Comparing Leveraged Dow Jones Equity ETFs

    May 2, 2016
    Discover two exchange-traded funds that give leveraged exposure to Dow Jones equity, and see a comparison of their structures, ...
  56. The 3 Largest Consumer Cyclicals ETFs (XLY, FXD)

    May 1, 2016
    Find out which consumer cyclical exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in their category and how they have performed ...
  57. McDonald's Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (MCD)

    April 28, 2016
    Find out about five key suppliers for McDonald’s restaurants from hardware and software to coffee importers and how they ...
  58. The Container Store Bucks the Wage-Hiking Trend

    April 27, 2016
    The Container Store, that retail mecca for the well organized, announced better than expected earnings Monday, but also ...
  59. Dunkin' Donuts Tests Its Take on a Southern Staple

    April 26, 2016
    Dunkin' Donuts started in the Northeast, a market which does not always follow national trends. For example, many customers ...
  60. All-You-Can-Eat Fries Is a No-Go at McDonald's

    April 25, 2016
    While a number of company-wide innovations at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) have come as a result of franchisee experimentation, ...
  61. McDonald's Testing Changes to the Iconic Big Mac

    April 22, 2016
    Underscoring its promise to put everything on its menu under the microscope, even core items like the Big Mac that have ...
  62. McDonald's Expands "Experience of the Future"

    April 21, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) recently started installing Samsung Galaxy Tabs in the "majority" of its U.K. restaurants. The tablets ...
  63. Friday Earnings Preview: GE, MCD, CAT, HON

    April 21, 2016
    Friday morning will see a number of big names report first-quarter financial results, including Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), General ...
  64. Is All-You-Can Eat Fries Next for McDonald's?

    April 19, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) sees a potential future where not only will it offer table-side service, it will also offer all-you-can-eat ...
  65. What to Expect from Yum! Brands' Earnings

    April 19, 2016
    Yum! Brands – which operates the Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC fast-food brands – reports first-quarter results after close ...
  66. McDonald's Pulls Another Failed Item From Its Menu

    April 15, 2016
    A McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) plan to take on Subway with lower-calorie fare has quietly been abandoned. The fast food chain ...
  67. Ads on NBA Jerseys are Going to Become a Reality

    April 14, 2016
    The Golden Arches on Stephen Curry? The Burger King logo on King James? The NBA owners are about to vote on this new reality.
  68. The Market In 5 Minutes: Mamba Out

    April 14, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  69. McDonald's Plans to Sell Its South Korean Unit

    April 13, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) could sell part of its South Korean unit soon, according to a recent report in the Korea Herald. ...
  70. McDonald's Tests Coffee Shots in Dunkin's Backyard

    April 8, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) recently started adding flavored coffee shots to its McCafe menus in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, ...
  71. Wal-Mart Joins Conga Line Pledging Cage-Free Eggs

    April 8, 2016
    At this rate, within 10 years, there should only be cage-free eggs on supermarket store shelves and served in restaurants. ...
  72. McDonald's Chairman Who Led Turnaround Steps Down

    April 7, 2016
    Andrew McKenna has seen nearly as much at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) as Grimace or Mayor McCheese. The well-respected executive ...
  73. Dividend-Hunters Drive 42 Stocks to All-Time Highs (KO, PM)

    April 5, 2016
    Fully 42 stocks in the S&P 500 hit all-time highs on Monday. The winners are mostly generous dividend payers, indicating ...
  74. The Market In 5 Minutes: Tuesday, April 5, 2016

    April 5, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  75. McDonald's Still Sees Asia as Major Growth Hub

    April 4, 2016
    Just because McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) was reportedly looking for ways to spin off its Asian business after getting hit by ...
  76. Three Dow Relative Strength Plays (MCD, VZ)

    April 4, 2016
    These three stocks lead the Dow Industrial Average in relative strength as we head into the 2nd quarter.
  77. Fidelity Blue Chip Fund - A Performance Case Study (FBGRX)

    April 3, 2016
    Learn about the the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund, a large-cap fund that has consistently outperformed the S&P 500 Index ...
  78. McDonald's Hits Record High, Expands in China (MCD)

    April 1, 2016
    China will become McDonald's second-largest market, as it plans to open over 1,000 locations in the country over the past ...
  79. McDonald's Hopes Rewards Will Lure in Customers

    March 25, 2016
    If a loyalty rewards program worked for Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN), why not McDonald's (NYSE: ...
  80. Diamond in the Rough? U.S. Franchises in 2016 (MCD, DNKN)

    March 25, 2016
    Learn about U.S. franchise growth and direction for 2016 and how changes in wage standards and consumer preferences may endanger ...
  81. Riding Coattails on Top Performing Restaurants

    March 24, 2016
    Restaurant leaders rallied to new highs in the first quarter and are now consolidating their gains.
  82. Does McDonald's Need to Rethink All-Day Breakfast?

    March 21, 2016
    While Wall Street continues to give credit to McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) all-day breakfast menu for hurting some of its competitors, ...
  83. (VCR) Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate its top five holdings and their ...
  84. The Burger Wars Claim Yet Another Victim

    March 18, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) introduction of its all-day breakfast menu gets a lot of credit for its recent turnaround and the ...
  85. 3 Popular Consumer Sector ETFs in 2016 (XLY, XLP)

    March 16, 2016
    Find out which consumer sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the most popular going into 2016 based on the amount of assets ...
  86. Yum! Brands' Taco Bell Steps Up Breakfast Battle

    March 15, 2016
    When Yum! Brands' (NYSE: YUM) Taco Bell first started offering breakfast in 2014, its commercials made it very clear that ...
  87. IYC Vs. VCR: Comparing Consumer ETFs

    March 11, 2016
    Learn how the consumer discretionary sector is poised to rise. Discover analyses, similarities and differences of two consumer ...
  88. Stock Buyback Report: Was it a Smart Strategy in 2015? (AAPL, ...

    March 11, 2016
    Find out the story behind company stock buyback programs and how some of the larger stock buybacks of 2015 have fared for ...
  89. Is a McDonald’s REIT Spinoff a Good Idea? (MCD)

    March 7, 2016
    Learn what the proposed spinoff of McDonald's real estate assets would have meant for the company and whether it is better ...
  90. What to Expect From Shake Shack's Earnings (SHAK, MCD)

    March 4, 2016
    With SHAK stock declining some 6% last year, compared to an 18% rise for McDonald's, Shake Shack must do more than market ...
  91. The Winners and Losers in the Fast-Food Industry (MCD, BOJA)

    March 2, 2016
    Learn about the winners and losers among top chain restaurants in 2015. McDonald's finished a winner, while foodborne illness ...
  92. McDonald's All-Day Breakfast Gets Too Much Credit

    February 19, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) all-day breakfast menu is being hailed as a competition killer. From Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) to ...
  93. The Top 4 Large Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (SBUX, MCD)

    February 8, 2016
    Learn about the top four large-cap restaurant stocks for 2016 and economic factors that could impact the industry over the ...
  94. What the Recent Minimum Wage Debate Means for McDonald’s Stock ...

    January 30, 2016
    Find out what effect a minimum wage increase will have on McDonald's stock price. Examine the results of the increase in ...
  95. Would An Apple REIT Spin-Off Make Sense?

    January 28, 2016
    The following is an exclusive thought piece from . A REIT that includes Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) retail stores seems like ...
  96. AAPL and MCD Earnings Steal the Show

    January 28, 2016
    Analysts weighed in on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) after both companies posted earnings ...
  97. Worried About a Recession? Consider These 5 Stocks

    January 28, 2016
    If you're worried about a recession, consider these five stocks that offer resiliency potential.
  98. McDonald's Stock: A Dividend Analysis (MCD)

    January 26, 2016
    Learn about the strength of McDonald's annual dividend through an analysis of its financial statements and several financial ...
  99. Can Oil Sink More? Experts Give Mixed Opinions

    January 25, 2016
    Plummeting oil prices are the gift that keeps on giving. Not. BlackRock's Larry Fink is among those who say we haven't hit ...
  100. McDonald's Earnings Powered by All-Day Breakfast

    January 25, 2016
    While valuation concerns will remain, McDonald's appear in better hands, making it tough to bet against the momentum its ...
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