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McDonald's (MCD) reports global same-store sales rose 2.6% to mark a slight beat over estimates...

McDonald's (MCD) reports global same-store sales rose 2.6% to mark a slight beat over estimates calling for a 2% Y/Y gain. Sales in the U.S. were up 2.4% (breakfast innovation?) and Europe sales rose 2% while the Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa region lagged at a 0.9% pace.
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  • Interesting Times
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    Great numbers for them. But will Obamacare hold these calories against us? Obesity isn't allowed within the insurance world.. Just sayin..

     

    Those new wraps aren't bad at all BTW.. Try them !!
    10 Jun 2013, 09:43 AM Reply Like
  • jaych79
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    I prefer the Big Mac stacked on top of another Big Mac and wash it down with a large chocolate shake. :)
    10 Jun 2013, 11:24 AM Reply Like
  • tomlos
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    You missed bacon....... mmm... bacon.
    10 Jun 2013, 12:35 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    @TOM

     

    Bacon comes in the WRAP!!

     

    Just sayin>>>

     

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    10 Jun 2013, 12:59 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    @JAY

     

    Lunchtime!! Heading out the door with some coupons. They are pricey nowadays!!
    10 Jun 2013, 11:45 AM Reply Like
  • PSalerno
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    I was right and the bears were wrong on MCD. It is a decent stock.
    10 Jun 2013, 12:41 PM Reply Like
  • financeminister
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    Bought (MCD) during last novembers dip at ~86. My logic back then expecting a down economy and stock market in the summer of 2013 was that even if the stock price declined below my cost, the dividend would more than compensate. Well, we have a bad economy but the stock market has been going up since then. .. So I'm enjoying the dividends and price appreciation at the same time - two birds with one stone.

     

    They have good management to adjust during desperate or bad times. I've seen their businesses in the middle east and India and am thorougly impressed how they adjust to cultural and local tastes. When sales go bad, they have a seasonal special like the McRib and that gets sales going again. When there is a pricing concern, they dropped the angus line of burgers (one of the few burgers I actually liked) and reinvented the quarter pounder with bacon offerings (and I tried that recently and it's as good if not better than the angus). This is definately a long term dividend investment growth stock as long as the management is creative in driving sales. I wish I had bought more MCD back in November 2012 but then that would lead to MCD being overweight in my portfolio at the time. With the recent stock price appreciation in various dividend growth stocks, a larger position in MCD wouldn't have hurt. Oh well, can't be too greedy.
    10 Jun 2013, 01:09 PM Reply Like
  • positivethoughts
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    Although Japan doesnt have alot of McDonald's, it is interesting to see how rising prices will affect Asian economy sales.

     

    I love McDonalds Japan - amazing quaity chicken. Also, there is nothing in the world better than McDonalds SALTY fries!
    10 Jun 2013, 09:59 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Japanese chicken huh? Does it glow in the dark....
    10 Jun 2013, 10:02 PM Reply Like
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