McDonald's (MCD -0.5%) Q3 report, slated to be released before the market opens on Friday, could...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 3:00 PM ETMcDonald's (MCD -0.5%) Q3 report, slated to be released before the market opens on Friday, could provide the tipping point that tells investors if the restaurant chain is or isn't entering a period of slower growth. While its heavy reliance on Europe (40% of sales) and recent slump in Japan are two ongoing headwinds, the company's growth trajectory in the U.S. is also on watch with Panera and Chipotle still trendy and Burger King stepping up its game. (EPS estimates: Street consensus $1.48, Estimize $1.47)
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