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With its universally recognized Golden Arches, McDonald's franchises and operates fast-food restaurants around the globe.
Despite their shortcomings. They are still the number 1 fast food in the world with a great dividend
ultimately this stock will underperform because it is seen as the villian in the american obesity crisis, the only hope they have is to revamp their menu, offer REAL healthy choices and change their management strategy
The stock is down 10% from its highs and down 8.1% in the past 3 months on concerns about U.S.competition in the resturant space (U.S. is 30% of total sales), possible weakenss in Europe (4% of sales) and, of course, the China chicken supply issues (23% of total sales). However, the company's cash return story and stock action make it an interesting value play.
Worthless driven company using addictive chemicals and Yeast Addictive sugars to make addicts.
I prefer Quiznos.
Mega caps will outperform the market the next few years especially if the market goes down. MCD's PE is finally on par relative to the market so that helps too. note ROE
Div. (Yield) $3.24 (3.5%)
The stock had great performance until a couple of years ago and has not performed well at all the last 2 years but it has had a history of investing in what works and what is profitable and still has room to grow in parts of the world that it has not yet expanded.
Dividends will become increasingly valued in the next few years
Fast food is being disrupted by Chipotle and others in the US. McD's reputation in growth markets like China is being hurt by quality concerns. They keep trying to branch out from burgers (salad, coffee), but aren't as successful as rivals.
solid value play under $100
Oversold and trading near its 52 week low. Management needs to realize Michael Bloomberg and his crowd will never be eating at any of its restaurants. They need to provide value meals to their base customers, simplify menu choices, and stop trying to be something they are not by removing low selling items from the menu. Give the people what they want! The stock should bounce from current levels regardless of management's action (or inaction).
Losing domestic share, growth tougher to come by as fast food continues to be disrupted and redefined. They'll return $19 billion to shareholders in the coming two years, but that won't be enough to outperform.
Chipoltle and their ilk will not kill MaccyDs. Lots of places do fancier and frankly far better food, but MCD will always have a place in the US and will continue to grow in many foreign markets.
Despite a growing trend for healthier food in the U.S and abroad; there is no denying that MCD continues to be a strong leader in the fast food industry and this trend will likely continue to grow for not only years, but generations to come!I believe part of MCDs competitive advantage is that the company is recognized universally. Whether or not the food is "good"; their brand is as strong as it gets.Furthermore, while they are well known for their core products (ie: big mac, etc) they strive for international growth and tailor some of the product offerings to fit the needs of respective countries. I say wait for a slight pull back and MCD is a strong buy. I am bullish on it for 5 years and beyond. Plus, a nice dividend yield of 3.20% is another reason to rejoice.
They continue to be the leader in the Fast Food Industry. They continue to move into new international markets.
The Walmart of Fast Food Restaurants.
Fundamentals are good, Dividends are 3+%, dividends have grown 11% over the past 5 years. The entry point could be better. $95 would have been very good.
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