MCD : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Large Cap Stocks That Have Missed The Rally

    May 13, 2009
    Many large cap stocks underperformed the recent rally. Investors might want to look at some of these names before concluding ...
  2. Five Stocks With The Ultimate Margin Of Safety

    May 6, 2009
    We look at five stocks with at least $100 million in cash and zero debt, providing investors with the ultimate margin of ...
  3. Diversification Alone Is Not Enough

    April 9, 2009
    Opinions on the number of stocks for a diversified portfolio vary, but locking in low expenses leaves little room for disagreement. ...
  4. Dark Horse Candidates To Enter The Dow

    March 4, 2009
    The DJIA is sure to be rebalanced over the next year as some members teeter on bankruptcy or face falling from the index. ...
  5. Is Wendy's/Arby's Stock On The Value Menu?

    March 4, 2009
    Investors might want to wait to see how the Wendy's/Arby's combo survives the recession before taking a bite.
  6. Darden Restaurants Cultivates Its Olive Garden

    January 29, 2009
    This chain's heaping portions of Italian comfort food continue to satisfy cash-strapped diners.
  7. Denny's Is On Simmer

    January 19, 2009
    This is one stock that could provide a generous helping of tasty returns.
  8. Starbucks Serves Up Stale Q4 Results

    November 12, 2008
    Coffee giant Starbucks released dismal fourth quarter results.
  9. The King Of Comps

    November 4, 2008
    Burger King increased comps by 3.6% and reaffirmed guidance. Can this success continue?
  10. Thanks To China, Yum Brands Delivers

    October 10, 2008
    We put Yum Brands' third-quarter earnings under the microscope. Will expansion to China continue to fuel growth?
  11. Five Dividend Darlings For October 9

    October 9, 2008
    We look at several companies that investors should consider stashing some cash in while waiting for the market to rebound. ...
  12. College Dropouts Who Made It Big

    October 8, 2008
    These dreamers who couldn't wait for a college diploma built companies that are outpacing the S&P 500.
  13. Back To The Basics: Safety And Diversification

    September 19, 2008
    With investors freaking out, it is time to examine a small portfolio of stocks to gain diversification and safety.
  14. Popeye's Returns To Louisiana Roots

    August 29, 2008
    Popeye's is rebranding to emphasize its New Orleans origins. Can this once dominant chain return to former glory?
  15. A Buffet Of Breakfast Stocks

    July 16, 2008
    Can you make money serving the most important meal of the day? Learn why baby boomers are the key market for these breakfast ...
  16. Triarc Tries On Wendy's Merger

    April 30, 2008
    Wendy's is merging with Triarc, will this merger be a taste of good things to come - or will it leave a bitter aftertaste ...
  17. Schultz Returns To Captain Starbucks (SBUX)

    January 21, 2008
    Starbucks is bringing back its former chief exec Howard Schultz as CEO. Will he prove to be a solution or will he sink the ...
  18. Ackman Stays On Target (TGT)

    January 14, 2008
    Bill Ackman's hedge fund, Pershing Square, upped its stake in Target. We examine what the market may have missed.
  19. Burger King Feasting On The 'Fourth Meal' (BKC)

    September 5, 2007
    Three meals a day? Bah! Burger King has found that if you're open, they will eat.
  20. Four Reasons Behind The Starbucks Stall (SBUX)

    August 3, 2007
    Starbucks is coming off a solid third quarter, but its stock has stalled. Read on to find out why.
  21. Investigating A Corny Subject (ADM, CPO, CAG)

    July 25, 2007
    A look at three corn producers who use innovation to differentiate themselves in a competitive market.
  22. Jamba Juiced (JMBA)

    June 15, 2007
    Up-and-comer Jamba Juice had a solid first quarter and could be an interesting long-term play.
  23. Buyout Or Not, Wendy's A Good Deal (WEN)

    May 2, 2007
    Billionaire Nelson Peltz is interested in Wendy's, but the company has upside beyond a simple buyout.
  24. Cleaning Up With Clorox (CLX)

    April 27, 2007
    Widening margins and rapid debt reduction should make Clorox a long-term winner.
  25. Starbucks' Growth Aspirations Might Come at a Cost (SBUX)

    March 26, 2007
    Starbucks has a bold plan to open 10,000 new stores, but such rapid expansion in a short time could come at a high price. ...
  26. Starbucks' Dream of 40,000 Stores

    March 21, 2007
    Starbucks wants to reach 40,000 outlets, but the economy and McDonald's could block that goal.
  27. Starbucks Set To Pick Up (SBUX)

    February 20, 2007
    With strong growth prospects in the mix, SBUX shares look like a good bargain at current prices.
  28. Margins Matter (MCD, WEN, BKC)

    February 15, 2007
    Just how important are margins on your stocks' prices?
  29. P/E Ratios Still Matter

    February 1, 2007
    High P/E stocks are almost always more glamorous than their low P/E counterparts, but are they more profitable?
  30. Exxon and Altria: Two Stocks Worthy of Concentration (XOM, MO)

    August 1, 2006
    While diversifying your portfolio may be good for maintaining wealth, concentrating your portfolio is good for building it. ...
  31. Time to 'Double Double' Down on Tim Hortons?

    March 24, 2006
    A look at the recent IPO of Canada's iconic quick serve restaurant chain, Tim Hortons.
  32. A Look at Economic Moats - Part 2

    November 23, 2005
    In this piece we'll explore different types of economic moats.
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