MCD : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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: ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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.
  8. 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, ...
  9. (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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. The World's Top 10 Restaurant Companies (MCD,SBUX)

    January 25, 2016
    Read about the world's top 10 restaurant companies, complete with a brief summary of each and its corresponding ticker symbol.
  27. Why Is McDonald’s Closing Stores? (MCD)

    January 21, 2016
    Get the latest information on McDonald's closures. The restaurant plans to close 59 locations in the United States and 7 ...
  28. Why McDonald's Fell off the Value Menu (MCD)

    January 20, 2016
    Investors should lock in some profits now and move on to the next turnaround prospect.
  29. Burger King and McDonald's Enter a Price War

    January 6, 2016
    Restaurant Brands International's (NYSE: QSR) Burger King and McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) both entered the new year by offering ...
  30. Are These the Top Restaurant Stocks of 2016?

    January 6, 2016
    These restaurant stocks may serve up long-term potential in 2016.
  31. Food And Beverage Stocks That Are On The Rise

    December 23, 2015
    We'll take a look at several food and beverage companies that could be worth a closer look heading into 2016.
  32. Which Restaurant Chains Will Outperform in 2016? (MCD, YUM)

    December 23, 2015
    Broad trading ranges in major restaurant chains could yield 2016 trend advances, offering profitable long-side positioning. ...
  33. McBreakfast Looks to Be an All-Day Success (MCD, SONC)

    December 11, 2015
    By doing something its customers had long asked for, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) may be on its way to turning around its sagging ...
  34. These Five Stocks Depend on Low-Income Consumers

    December 11, 2015
    Become popular with the regular joes (like these companies) and you'll need a wheelbarrow to make your bank deposits.
  35. Mexican Ad Campaign Backfires for Coca-Cola (KO, MCD)

    December 8, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) recently issued a rare apology after pulling an online ad that was considered offensive by consumers, ...
  36. EU Investigating McDonald's Tax Deal

    December 3, 2015
    While being a Hamburglar seems to carry very little in the way of real consequences, dodging taxes tends to raise the ire ...
  37. Does McDonald's Offer Value to Shareholders?

    December 2, 2015
    McDonald's wants to transition from a fast-food restaurant known for cheap food to a fast-food restaurant known for offering ...
  38. If You Had Invested Right After McDonald's IPO

    December 2, 2015
    Find out how much money you would have if you purchased 100 shares during McDonald's IPO, and learn how much you would have ...
  39. IHOP Shows Why McDonald's Gains Are Negligible (DIN, MCD)

    October 30, 2015
    A lot was said about McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) first quarterly sales increase in two years based on the switch from to butter ...
  40. Burger King Parent Halts M&A, Focuses on Growth (QSR, DNKN)

    October 29, 2015
    Burger King parent company Restaurant Brands International (NYSE: QSR), which added coffee and doughnuts chain Tim Hortons ...
  41. Is McDonald's Rally Sustainable?

    October 28, 2015
    Is McDonald's is in the early innings of a turnaround or should investors be shorting?
  42. Who Are McDonald’s Main Competitors?

    October 28, 2015
    Find out which companies are McDonald's closest competitors. Learn about the largest fast food chains in the world and which ...
  43. What Consumers Want From McDonalds

    October 27, 2015
    McDonald's is struggling to win back customers who have run off to premium hamburger restaurants. What can the fast food ...
  44. McDonald's Seeks Franchise Approval for New Menu (CMG, MCD)

    October 23, 2015
    In recent years, as its audience has shrunk, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) has faced pushback from its franchisees over the Dollar ...
  45. Darden Restaurants Wins REIT Approval (DRI, MCD)

    October 22, 2015
    With Darden Restaurants' (NYSE: DRI) board of directors giving the nod to the planned spinoff of the restaurant operator's ...
  46. McDonald's, Starbucks Support Climate Change Plan

    October 22, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) have joined 79 other companies in the United States in signing the American ...
  47. Sonic Says All-Day Breakfast Not Important (MCD, SONC)

    October 21, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) has pinned a big portion of its turnaround hopes on the idea that all-day breakfast will reignite ...
  48. Fast Food or Fast Casual: Which is the Better Bet?

    October 21, 2015
    Fast food restaurants are slashing prices to compete with fast casual restaurants. Which has better long-term potential? ...
  49. Starbucks and Fiat May Owe $34m Each in Back Taxes

    October 21, 2015
    Wednesday's decision by European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager may curb, if not ultimately put an end to, ...
  50. Is McDonald's All-Day Breakfast Already a Failure?

    October 20, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) all-day breakfast menu was supposed to halt the burger chain's three-year sales decline. Ordering ...
  51. Yum! Brands' Newest Director Already Making Waves (MCD, YUM)

    October 20, 2015
    Yum! Brands' (NYSE: YUM) newest board member is already making his presence felt. Just five days after hedge fund operator ...
  52. Use this Trick to Pick the Best Restaurant Stocks

    October 20, 2015
    Investors in the fast food sector should pay attenion to customer service ratings — a good barometer for a company's health. ...
  53. Yum! Brands Spins Off Its China Division

    October 20, 2015
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, announced today that it would split into two ...
  54. Yum! Brands Announces China Spinoff (MCD, QSR)

    October 20, 2015
    Yum! Brands Inc is up 2% in early afternoon trading Tuesday after announcing that it would spin off its China division.
  55. 3 Reasons Why Chipotle's Earnings May Disappoint

    October 20, 2015
    Investors hungry for a bite of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.'s success story may be disappointed this quarter.
  56. Yum! Brands Rises on Updated Full-Year Guidance (MCD, YUM)

    October 16, 2015
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), which was crushed earlier this month after dismal third quarter earnings, recently updated its ...
  57. Can McDonald's Consumer Buzz Bounce Hold? (CMG, MCD)

    October 16, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) is getting good mileage from the introduction of its all-day breakfast menu, according to a survey ...
  58. Wendy's, McDonald's Renew Focus on Discounting

    October 14, 2015
    For years, fast food chains including Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) and McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) waged a price war. It was a race ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. Starbucks Mobile Order/Pay Now Goes National (SBUX, MCD)

    September 24, 2015
    Generally considered a leader in getting customers to use its technology to increase sales and loyalty, Starbucks (NASDAQ: ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. McDonald's Left Out of Peace Day Burger Blitz (DENN, MCD)

    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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. General Mills Goes Small With Sale of Green Giant (BGS, CPB)

    September 3, 2015
    Growing consumer aversion to processed and packaged foods continues to take its toll on cereal maker General Mills (NYSE: ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. Wal-Mart Shows Problem With Raising Minimum Wage (WMT, MCD)

    August 10, 2015
    Although Bloomberg Business called it an "unintended consequence" of Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) raising the minimum wage of some ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. Burger King Sales Rise on New Menu Items (QSR, CMG)

    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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. Starbucks Tops Earnings Estimates (SBUX, DNKN)

    July 27, 2015
    Coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) recently reported third quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates on both the top ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. Burger King Franchisees Chow Down on Acquisitions (QSR, MCD)

    July 27, 2015
    If so-called "better burger" shops like Five Guys and BurgerFi are really causing the customer drain at traditional fast ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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.
  88. 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, ...
  89. Mondelez, Hershey, and Kraft Team Up for S'mores (HSY, KHC)

    July 21, 2015
    Brand partnerships are nothing new, and co-branding can help companies share costs while increasing sales. But the pact ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. The 6 Biggest Fortune 500 Employers

    July 21, 2015
    In 2015, five of the top six biggest Fortune 500 companies are retailers.
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. Will Starbucks Customers Accept a Price Hike? (SBUX, DNKN)

    July 8, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), which already charges premium prices compared to rival coffee sellers like Dunkin' Donuts and ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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.
  98. Are Fast-Casual Restaurants Overvalued?

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

    June 25, 2015
    McDonald's has been a reliable investment for many years, but all trends eventually change course.
  100. 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.
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