Digging into the Janney call on McDonald's (MCD -2.7%) reveals the firm extrapolates the...

Digging into the Janney call on McDonald's (MCD -2.7%) reveals the firm extrapolates the restaurant chain's same-store sales performance over the first two weeks of September to find the monthly pace could be the weakest of the year. Though the 14-day trend could prove to be alarming, some traders question if the estimate is worth lopping off a cool $2.5B from the market cap of McDonald's.

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  • hwood007
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    The locals do not understand that the local MCD store (and many others) is owned by a local guy. It belongs to him/her and is more likely a family store and is their income and that of the workers. People who can not (or do not) read are easy targets for other to lead (here and elsewhere). The dodos have destroyed a local store and not an American one.
    28 Sep 2012, 10:58 AM Reply Like
  • jw4golf
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    analysis are typically wrong, just like weathermen and economist. suggest looking at real numbers over a annual reporting period and compare to other fast food operations. extrapolation of 2 week info seems to provide a basis for other purposes
    28 Sep 2012, 11:57 AM Reply Like
  • BHThompson
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    I have a feeling we are in store for a big pullback on the markets within the next three months. It is overly inflated based upon every economic indicator. Inflation will increase this pullback in the short term imo.
    28 Sep 2012, 12:23 PM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS-2.0
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    28 Sep 2012, 01:01 PM Reply Like
  • Chazuu
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    Inflation isn't going to increase very rapidly so long as the world is awash in excess production capacity and consumers are paying down their debts. It doesn't really matter how much money central bankers create.
    However, the price of every asset class that provides investors with significantly better returns than government bonds or bank accounts and money market funds is quite inflated. Investors know this at heart and any stumble or hint of a problem with a particular asset is enough to trigger a panicky down blip in its price. If the dire prediction turns out to be groundless, the asset bounces back, usually petty quickly.
    It is a scary market indeed. I've been at this for a long time and I can't remember anything quite like it.
    28 Sep 2012, 04:25 PM Reply Like
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