McDonald's Corporation (MCD) - NYSE
  • Oct. 10, 2013, 7:08 AM
    • McDonald's (MCD) appoints Holger Beeck to be the new CEO of its German division to take over for the retiring Bane Knezevic.
    • Germany is the restaurant operator's fourth largest market, but same-store sales fell for the company in the nation last year.
    | Oct. 10, 2013, 7:08 AM
  • Oct. 8, 2013, 10:05 AM
    • Expense-tracking firm Certify reports businesspeople have no problem blowing their meal expenses on fast-food options with Starbucks (SBUX +0.6%), McDonald's (MCD -0.2%), Subway, and Panera Bread (PNRA -0.2%) topping the list of establishments raking in business food spending.
    • In a testament to the versatility of the Panera chain, its average business meal tab of $35.35 ranks close to chains such as Longhorn Steakhouse, Cheesecake Factory, and P.F. Chang's.
    | Oct. 8, 2013, 10:05 AM
  • Oct. 2, 2013, 10:25 AM
    • The restaurant sector is proving to be more sensitive than most to the developments with the government shutdown and the potential impact to the U.S. economy.
    • Analysts already saw restaurant traffic under pressure during Q4, but an extended government shutdown could take estimates even lower.
    • Leading decliners: Brinker International (EAT) -2.4%, McDonald's (MCD) -2.0%, Cracker Barrel (CBRL) -1.9%, Yum Brands (YUM) -1.7%, Bob Evans Farms (BOBE) -1.6%.
    • Related ETFs: PBJ, XLY.
    | Oct. 2, 2013, 10:25 AM
  • Oct. 2, 2013, 9:54 AM
    • McDonald's (MCD -1.8%) will test loyalty programs at 570 stores as it considers a broader roll-out.
    • The move from the restaurant operator is targeted at attracting younger consumers.
    • Starbucks and Panera Bread have been very successful with their loyalty programs, but McDonald's will be the first fast-food chain to adopt the strategy.
    | Oct. 2, 2013, 9:54 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 27, 2013, 11:13 AM
    • Restaurant industry watchers think the replacement of the chief marketing officer McDonald's (MCD -1%) won't lead to a radical change in direction for the company, but an effort to improve marketing efforts in strategic areas is likely.
    • An increased focus on digital platforms and menu innovation could be on tap.
    | Sep. 27, 2013, 11:13 AM
  • Sep. 27, 2013, 7:24 AM
    • McDonald's (MCD) plans to offer more healthy alternatives to french fries in its Happy Meals.
    • The restaurant operator also say it will only market non-soda beverages for childrens meals in advertising.
    • The changes will cover 85% of the markets McDonald's is in.
    | Sep. 27, 2013, 7:24 AM | 5 Comments
  • Sep. 19, 2013, 9:43 AM
    • Shares of McDonald's (MCD -1.5%) trade lower despite the restaurant operator upping its dividend late yesterday.
    • There could be some concerns from investors because the rate of dividend growth slowed a bit this year, although that quibble doesn't look to merit today's early dip.
    | Sep. 19, 2013, 9:43 AM | 3 Comments
  • Sep. 18, 2013, 4:39 PM
    • McDonald's (MCD) declares $0.81/share quarterly dividend, 5% increase from prior dividend of $0.77.
    • Forward yield 3.28%.
    • For shareholders of record Dec.02. Payable Dec. 16. Ex-div date Nov. 28.
    | Sep. 18, 2013, 4:39 PM | 12 Comments
  • Sep. 18, 2013, 3:22 PM
    • The NPD reports fast-casual restaurant (CMG, PNRA, NDLS) traffic increased 8% Y/Y in Q2 compared to 1% growth for the broader quick-service restaurant segment (MCD, BKW, WEN, SONC).
    • The midscale and family-dining sector (DIN, EAT, CAKE, DRI, CBRL, BOBE) saw a 2% decline in visits.
    • While lunch and dinner traffic was flat during the quarter for the restaurant industry as a whole, breakfast and morning meal traffic increased 3%.
    | Sep. 18, 2013, 3:22 PM
  • Sep. 12, 2013, 12:46 PM
    • Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed a bill that would have forced large retailers to pay employees at least $12.50 per hour.
    • Gray called the measure a "deal-killer" for a region which already has a minimum wage a dollar over the federal minimum.
    • Related stocks: MCD, WMT, TGT
    | Sep. 12, 2013, 12:46 PM | 6 Comments
  • Sep. 11, 2013, 8:16 AM
    • Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose want more stores and restaurants to use foreign-language signs as the city begins the long process of prepping for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
    • Though it's a bit of a reach, the development could help U.S. companies such as McDonald's (MCD), Yum Brands (YUM), and Domino's Pizza (DPZ) - which have struggled at times in the nation - if the Olympics process changes consumer preferences in Japan over time.
    | Sep. 11, 2013, 8:16 AM
  • Sep. 10, 2013, 11:01 AM
    • McDonald's (MCD +0.5%) will sell steak on its various breakfast sandwiches as it continues a new strategy to offer both value menu options and premium offerings.
    • As sales in the U.S. stay near depressed levels for McDonald's, it continues to dabble with new menu items inspired to rattle the cage a bit. Last month, it was news of chicken wings rollout that showed the innovation in progress.
    | Sep. 10, 2013, 11:01 AM | 4 Comments
  • Sep. 10, 2013, 7:43 AM
    • McDonald's (MCD) calls the environment in the U.S. "persistently challenging" as it manages a meager 0.2% gain in comp sales on its home turf.
    • Despite taking a more promotional stance, U.S. sales for McDonald's are stuck in a sub-1% growth rut and are up just 0.2% YTD.
    • MCD +0.5% premarket, in-line with stock futures.
    | Sep. 10, 2013, 7:43 AM
  • Sep. 10, 2013, 7:33 AM
    • McDonald's (MCD) reports global comparable store sales increased 1.9% during August to easily beat estimates.
    • Segment growth: U.S. +0.2%; Europe +3.3%; Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa -0.5%.
    • The company's strong results in the U.K., France, and Russia easily made up for a poor month in Germany.
    • MCD +1.0% premarket
    | Sep. 10, 2013, 7:33 AM
  • Sep. 9, 2013, 8:06 AM
    • As headlines die out about street-level protests against retail giants such as McDonald's (MCD) and Wal-Mart (WMT) over wages paid to workers, Douglas McIntyre thinks the groups should take their fight online.
    • He notes Occupy Wall Street died out rather quickly, while online Twitter accounts and Facebook groups can work 24/7 to gain steam.
    | Sep. 9, 2013, 8:06 AM | 4 Comments
  • Sep. 6, 2013, 7:50 AM
    • A move by McDonald's (MCD) to move away from a strict Dollar Menu and Extra Value Menu could help ease tension with franchisees, according to restaurant industry analysts.
    • Though the company is only testing the new price tiers ($2-$5) for the moment, a national rollout could boost profitability while resolving operational complexities.
    | Sep. 6, 2013, 7:50 AM
Company Description
McDonald’s Corp. engages in the provision of food service retail. Its activities include franchise and operation of McDonald’s restaurants globally. The restaurants offer a range of food menu including hamburgers and cheeseburgers, fillet, french fries, salads, sundaes, pies as well as drinks... More
Sector: Services
Industry: Restaurants
Country: United States