MCD : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. International Sales Helping MCD's Bottom Line

    January 23, 2017
    McDonald’s reports fourth quarter and full year 2016 earnings beat, but US growth issues still lurk.
  2. McDonald's Price Levels to Watch After Earnings

    January 23, 2017
    McDonald's got hit with an initial sell-the-news reaction after a mixed earnings report but should recover quickly and test ...
  3. A Slow and Steady Approach to Russian Expansion

    January 23, 2017
    Expansion in Russia is a reminder of why international growth is important to McDonald's.
  4. McDonald's Q4 Earnings Coming Up: What to Expect

    January 20, 2017
    As evidenced by the recent decline in analysts' fourth quarter estimates, McDonald's results could underwhelm.
  5. McDonald’s Sells 80% Stake in China Operations

    January 9, 2017
    The deal is part of McDonald's reorganization plan in the Chinese market where it’s struggling to catch up with more nimble ...
  6. Chipotle Ripe for a January Effect Rally (CMG, MCD)

    January 5, 2017
    A Wedbush upgrade could mark the opening shot in a Chipotle Mexican Grill recovery rally that exceeds analyst and management ...
  7. President-Elect Trump is Lovin' It (MCD)

    December 6, 2016
    For a billionaire, President-elect Donald Trump has unique dining preferences.
  8. Would You Like (Waffle) Fries With That? (MCD)

    December 6, 2016
    McDonald’s has introduced waffle fries, and they might resonate with consumers, but there is a catch.
  9. Is McCafe Ready to Compete with the Big Boys? (MCD, SBUX)

    December 5, 2016
    McDonald's wants to take on the giants of coffee with its McCafé brand. Will low prices beat out the "experience" of the ...
  10. McDonald's Stock Gets Upgrade from Nomura (MCD)

    December 5, 2016
    Based on this analyst's record, you might want to pay attention.
  11. Will Health Concerns Catch Up to McDonald's Stock? (MCD)

    December 1, 2016
    As consumer's become increasingly health conscious, McDonald’s is being viewed in two different ways.
  12. Golden Arches Getting Hit by Analyst Rating (MCD)

    December 1, 2016
    MCD is selling off on an up day.
  13. How Many Calories Do You Really Consume? (MCD, CMG)

    November 30, 2016
    After the Chipotle chorizo burrito incident, it’s worth taking a look to see what restaurants are really keeping calories ...
  14. Investopedia Millennials Try a Big Mac for the First Time

    November 30, 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.
  15. Higher Minimum Wages Also Means Cost Cutting (MCD, WEN)

    November 30, 2016
    Protesters looking for a higher minimum wage got what they asked for, but they may not like all of its consequences.
  16. McDonald's Automation is the Fault of Wage Demands, Says Ex-Exec

    November 30, 2016
    According to him, McDonald's introduced self-service kiosks in response to increased wage demands from workers.
  17. A Rare Bankruptcy for a McDonald's Franchisee

    November 23, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) apparently only wants big operators serving up fries with that shake as one small franchisee just ...
  18. This McD's Franchise Owner Wasn't Lovin' It (MCD)

    November 22, 2016
    A McDonald’s franchisee in Indianapolis files for bankruptcy.
  19. Canadian Airline WestJet to Serve McCafe Coffee (MCD)

    November 21, 2016
    You might know of WestJet Airlines but they are the first airline to serve a McDonld's product.
  20. Mixed Analysis for McDonald's Stock (MCD)

    November 21, 2016
    JPM is bearish on MCD, but it’s also bullish. Explanation here.
  21. Fries with your Tech-based Ordering Platform? (MCD)

    November 21, 2016
    Will it work?
  22. McDonald's Version of Pokemon Go, But McRib? (MCD)

    November 15, 2016
    Do you play Pokemon Go? This is similar, but with a McRib.
  23. McDonald's is Test-Selling Its New Sriracha Big Mac (MCD)

    November 15, 2016
    Could the Sriracha Big Mac translate into hotter sales?
  24. Shake Shack Expands with New Offering in San Diego (SHAK, MCD)

    November 11, 2016
    Shake Shack will now open in La Jolla, San Diego as the company further expands across the U.S.
  25. McDonald's Latest Burger is a Sweet Surprise (MCD)

    November 11, 2016
    Let's hope that they can be droned to the U.S.
  26. The City of Florence is Not Loving It (MCD)

    November 8, 2016
    Yes, Florence, as in the city in Italy which McDonald's is suing for $20 million in lost profit.
  27. Earnings: The Election Ate My Lunch

    November 7, 2016
    More than 80 large U.S. companies have blamed the U.S. elections for poor quarterly performance. Are they right - or just ...
  28. McDonald's Makes 2 Big Changes to the Big Mac

    November 7, 2016
    Despite five straight quarters of higher comparable-store sales growth, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) is having trouble attracting ...
  29. Chipotle Subsidiary Tasty Made Can't Catch a Break (CMG, SHAK)

    November 4, 2016
    More potential bad news for Chipotle.
  30. Fast Food at McDonald's Just Got a Little Slower (MCD, SHAK)

    November 4, 2016
    The fast food giant's “Create Your Own Taste” is out, but it’s being replaced.
  31. Social Media's Impact on Restaurant Popularity (SHAK, SBUX)

    October 27, 2016
    Back in May 2015, Bespoke Market Intelligence conducted a QSR survey based on Instagram hashtags.
  32. Two More Executives Leave McDonald’s (MCD)

    October 24, 2016
    Another shake-up coming to McDonald's executive team.
  33. McDonald's Q3 Recap (MCD)

    October 24, 2016
    McDonald's released its Q3 earnings on Friday.
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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, ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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.
  38. Good News for Coffee Drinkers and Sellers (SBUX)

    October 11, 2016
    And coffee companies.
  39. 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.
  40. 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
  41. 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 ...
  42. McDonald’s Could Owe $500M to Luxembourg (MCD)

    September 19, 2016
    McDonald's could face a similar back-taxes situation as Apple in Ireland.
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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. ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. Deflation & Inflation:Supermarkets vs. Restaurants

    August 19, 2016
    Is a widening gap in price differential at supermarkets and restaurants the beginning of a trend?
  49. 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?
  50. Are Restaurant Closures on the Rise? (MCD,RT,BOBE)

    August 17, 2016
    A number of big restaurant chains are shuttering underperforming locations this year.
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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.
  55. 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
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. Why Big Name Restaurants are Struggling

    August 2, 2016
    There are three key reasons why big name restaurants are struggling.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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, ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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.
  67. 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.
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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.
  71. 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: ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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.
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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.
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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.
  85. 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 ...
  86. These Restaurant Stocks Are Still Delivering

    May 4, 2016
    Restaurant stocks have been hit and miss over the past year. Here are the hits.
  87. 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, ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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, ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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.
  100. 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. ...
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