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With its universally recognized Golden Arches, McDonald's franchises and operates fast-food restaurants around the globe.
The consumers will start wising up. I think it's already begun.
One - and only one - reason McD's is losing out to others is the poor training their servers receive and uneven mediocrity of the food/beverages - I used to hit them often until I got sick of dried bread, inept change-making, stale lettuce, and very often the coffee is just drek. Fix this !!!!
Div. (Yield) $3.24 (3.4%)Current Yield . . . . . . .3.85%
With a Forward PEG of 2.0, it's no wonder insiders are selling MCD. The Forward PEG represents a 15% premium to its 5 year average Forward PEG ratio. Consensus analysts price targets and earnings estimates are both dropping, and the future long term growth rate at 8% is well below the industry average.
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.
Good stock to hold in a downturn or recession, but an underperformer during a bull market.
McDonnald's is one of the highest yielding companies in the Dow Industrial average. The company, besides having a slowly growing domestic business has a more rapidly growing opportunity in International Markets -- especially Asia and South America.MCD is a long-term, stable value growth stock and is a current BUY.
Nobody is ever going to get tired of eating. This company is even doing a good job of capitalizing on the current trend of eating healthier (admittedly by exploiting the average consumer's inability to determine what is healthy). I think it's always safe to bet on consumers remaining stupid, and McDonald's excels when that is the case.
Simple. Kids love McDonalds and always will. McDonalds is everywhere. There will be occasional missteps which offer buying opportunities. Over long time horizons this is a foundation investment for your portfolio. Gives stability for the inevitable economic downturns over the years. McDonalds is a lot sexier investment when poor market conditions prevail. Dividends rule.
I bought this fine equity as a core dividend holding in my Roth IRA. Consistent growth in revenue and cash flow, consistent dividend increases, international dominance and an ability to change with the times makes this an ideal core holding for the long term that will most likely outperform the broad market. Also, Morgan Spurlock is a self-righteous windbag.
Going to lose share in America with turn to healthy food
McDonald's is a American icon that will become a Global STOCK THAT WILL DOMINATE IT'S COMPETITION!!!
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