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With its universally recognized Golden Arches, McDonald's franchises and operates fast-food restaurants around the globe.
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.
The innovation just isn't there.. yes it's a solid blue chip, but $WEN, $DNKN, $PNRA, $CMG and Taco Bell are all rapidly changing the landscape of the fastfood industry.
A solid company with a good business model, easy to understand.I remember standing at the walk up window at one of the first, no indoor seating.Their margins are great. They could well afford to treat their employees better,but they are no worse than there contemporaries.
Div. (Yield) $3.24 (3.4%)Current Yield . . . . . . .3.85%
With a broad shift in the US towards healthier living and eating, there are now a number of options for hungry consumers that are fast, much healthier, taste much better with higher quality ingredients, and are only a little more expensive than McDonald's. McDonald's does well in a recession when price is the #1 mealtime factor for many, but with a recovering US economy, customers are free to choose meals based on other metrics. McDonald's still sees growth in Europe, but with a European recession still continuing, that may only mean that the same trend in Europe is coming, if not a few years delayed. Recent contraction in Asia is concerning too. I don't see where the growth could come from here that would let MCD outperform the S&P going forward.
The United States is getting more health conscious, and with comps down in the States, I believe the rest of the world will follow suit. Hold for 5+ years, and in 2019, reevaluate the world's thinking of healthy foods.
Not lovin it
Staple for the larger people!
Has good name recognition around the world, good products and high standards for store cleanliness, strong management, and recently was below its 50 and 200 day moving average
Dog of the Dow for 2014. 3.34% yield.
I'm with Jason Moser on this one: While still a viable candidate as a long-term holding; an investor shouldn't expect more than 3-5% per annum in capital gains growth from here on out. Expansion in Asia may tack on an additional 2%. With its current dividend yield of 3.4% it might represent a good source of income for a retirement portfolio.
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