McDonald's Corporation (MCD) - NYSE
  • Wed, Mar. 2, 6:30 AM
    • February monthly performance was: +2.15%
    • AUM of $568M
    • 52-week performance vs. the S&P 500 is: 0%
    • $0.05 in dividends were paid in February
    • Top 10 Holdings as of 1/29/2016: Coca-Cola Co (KO): 4.25%, Microsoft Corp (MSFT): 3.76%, Altria Group Inc (MO): 3.5%, Apple Inc (AAPL): 3.18%, AbbVie Inc (ABBV): 2.76%, McDonald's Corp (MCD): 2.22%, International Business Machines Corp (IBM): 2.1%, Intel Corp (INTC): 1.85%, Home Depot Inc (HD): 1.83%, 3M Co (MMM): 1.8%
    | Wed, Mar. 2, 6:30 AM | 3 Comments
  • Fri, Feb. 26, 1:52 PM
    • McDonald's (MCD -1.1%) is adding several of its classic menu items to its McPick 2 value deal in a limited-time promotion starting next week.
    • The two-for-$5 deal options will include Chicken McNuggets, the Filet-O-Fish sandwich, the Quarter Pounder with Cheese, and the iconic Big Mac.
    • Wendy's (WEN -0.3%), Burger King (NYSE:QSR), Carl's, and McDonald's have been firing off value deals over the last few months which have been based off the same multiple items for a fixed-dollar cost principle (Burger King 5 for $4, Carl’s Jr. 4 for $4, Wendy’s 4 for $4, McPick 2 for $2).
    | Fri, Feb. 26, 1:52 PM | 14 Comments
  • Fri, Feb. 19, 2:50 AM
    • McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) CEO Stephen Easterbrook's base pay will increase 18% starting in March, after the company posted its best U.S. quarterly sales in nearly four years during Q4.
    • According to a regulatory filing, McDonald's compensation committee approved increasing Easterbrook's salary to $1.3M starting in March.
    • His annual target incentive was set at 175% of his salary, or nearly $3M, but only if the company's operating earnings improve over 2016.
    | Fri, Feb. 19, 2:50 AM | 8 Comments
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    | Thu, Feb. 18, 9:58 AM | 11 Comments
  • Wed, Feb. 17, 11:15 AM
    • Starbucks (SBUX +0.1%) is facing criticism from the Action on Sugar due to the high level of sugar in many of its drinks.
    • The group is pointing to several drinks that have 99 grams of sugar which is more than double than the amount in a can of Coke or Pepsi.
    • The company says it's already agreed to reduce sugar in its "indulgent" drinks by 25% before the end of 2020.
    • Drinks from Costa Coffee (OTC:WTBCF, OTCPK:WTBCY), KFC (NYSE:YUM), and McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) also were singled out as sugar-intense.
    | Wed, Feb. 17, 11:15 AM | 37 Comments
  • Fri, Feb. 12, 10:54 AM
    • Consumer spending in the U.S. showed some strength in January to defy some of the signals being sent by equity markets.
    • "The markets may have decided that the U.S. is headed for recession, but obviously no one told U.S. consumers," said econimist Paul Ashworth.
    • Though data shows consumers have pulled back on some big-ticket categories to save more, there's some pockets of retail that could surprise this year - especially if gas prices move closer to $1/gallon.
    • Companies that consumers interface with daily or weekly are more likely to benefit than those in the luxury discretionary space where falling 401K or profit-sharing plan values weigh a bit heavy on demand (home improvement, jewelry, high-end auto, etc), note analysts.
    • Potentially sitting in that sweet space: Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST), TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), Ulta Salon (NASDAQ:ULTA), Columbia Sportswear (NASDAQ:COLM), Skechers (NYSE:SKX), Nike (NYSE:NKE), Foot Locker (NYSE:FL), Dollar General (NYSE:DG), Target (NYSE:TGT), Party City (NYSE:PRTY), Churchill Downs (NASDAQ:CHDN), Isle of Capri (NASDAQ:ISLE), Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN), Boyd Gaming (NYSE:BYD), Casey's General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY), McDonald's (NYSE:MCD), Cracker Barrel (NASDAQ:CBRL)... add your own in the comments.
    | Fri, Feb. 12, 10:54 AM | 44 Comments
  • Wed, Feb. 3, 2:39 PM
    • Panera Bread (PNRA -1.5%) is seen by many restaurant analysts as gaining the most traffic out of Chipotle's rough patch of decimating traffic losses.
    • Other picks as beneficiaries include Qdoba, Moe's Southwest Grill, and perhaps in the biggest surprise, McDonald's (MCD -2%) is given the nod by some sector watchers.
    • Tonight, Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM) reports how U.S. sales at Taco Bell fared during the Chipotle crisis.
    | Wed, Feb. 3, 2:39 PM | 5 Comments
  • Wed, Feb. 3, 1:38 PM
    • It's a new world in the restaurant sector after all-star Chipotle took a tumble from its lofty perch following the E. coli outbreak.
    • "We believe consumers, and especially investors, are hyper-sensitive to reports of foodborne illness," warns BTIG Analyst Peter Saleh.
    • He adds that his firm believes the concern can result in investors "shooting first and asking questions later." Backing up his conclusion, Buffalo Wild Wings is off 7% today after a notovirus incident was reported at a Kansas City-area store.
    • Yesterday's stunner from Chipotle that January comps fell off 36% is adding to the anxiety. While Chipotle's issue was due in part to local sourcing, analysts expect overall food safety costs to increase in the sector due to the new scrutiny.
    | Wed, Feb. 3, 1:38 PM | 12 Comments
  • Tue, Feb. 2, 9:00 AM
    • January monthly performance was: -4.6%
    • AUM of $539M
    • 52-week performance vs. the S&P 500 is: -1%
    • $0.02 in dividends were paid in January
    • Top 10 Holdings as of 12/31/2015: Coca-Cola Co (KO): 4.05%, Microsoft Corp (MSFT): 3.61%, Apple Inc (AAPL): 3.27%, Altria Group Inc (MO): 3.17%, AbbVie Inc (ABBV): 2.84%, International Business Machines Corp (IBM): 2.21%, McDonald's Corp (MCD): 2.01%, Intel Corp (INTC): 1.95%, Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO): 1.9%, Home Depot Inc (HD): 1.84%
    | Tue, Feb. 2, 9:00 AM | 1 Comment
  • Fri, Jan. 29, 7:56 AM
    • McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) plans to add 150 restaurants in China this year. The company currently operates 11 stores on the mainland.
    • The restaurant chain plans to set up customization options for consumers at the new stores.
    | Fri, Jan. 29, 7:56 AM | 6 Comments
  • Wed, Jan. 27, 4:42 PM
    • McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) declares $0.89/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 2.95%
    • Payable March 15; for shareholders of record March 1; ex-div Feb. 26.
    | Wed, Jan. 27, 4:42 PM | 14 Comments
  • Wed, Jan. 27, 9:12 AM
    • Argus upgrades McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) to a Buy rating from Hold with a price target of $140.
    • The investment firm thinks McDonald's can outperform restaurant peers and make good on its buyback and dividend targets.
    • MCD +0.33% premarket to $120.80.
    | Wed, Jan. 27, 9:12 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mon, Jan. 25, 1:19 PM
    | Mon, Jan. 25, 1:19 PM | 6 Comments
  • Mon, Jan. 25, 8:15 AM
    • McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) reports global comparable-store sales increased 5.0% in Q4 with improvement seen across all segments.
    • Comparable-store sales rose 5.7% in the U.S. as the All Day Breakfast initiative generated traffic.
    • International Lead Markets segment comparable-store sales rose 4.2%.
    • The High Growth Markets comp was +3% with both China and Russia in positive territory.
    • Total revenue at McDonald's was off 4% after foreign exchange shook off nine percentage point.
    • SG&A expenses +2% to $675M. Company-owned restaurant expenses -7% to $3.419B.
    • The company says it expects positive top-line momentum across all segments this year..
    • Previously: McDonald's beats by $0.08, beats on revenue (Jan. 25 2016)
    • MCD +3.02% premarket to $121.97.
    | Mon, Jan. 25, 8:15 AM | 20 Comments
  • Mon, Jan. 25, 8:01 AM
    • McDonald's (NYSE:MCD): Q4 EPS of $1.31 beats by $0.08.
    • Revenue of $6.34B (-3.5% Y/Y) beats by $120M.
    • Shares +3.46% PM.
    | Mon, Jan. 25, 8:01 AM | 39 Comments
  • Mon, Jan. 25, 6:34 AM
    • Increasing its pace of development from last year, McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) plans to open more than 60 restaurants in Russia in 2016.
    • "We have seen significant growth of our market share as we continued expansion," Khamzat Khasbulatov, chief executive of McDonald's Russia, told a news conference.
    • He added that the company had to make "serious adjustments" to its business model after sanctions and the weakening of the ruble put pressure on its margins.
    • MCD +0.4% premarket
    | Mon, Jan. 25, 6:34 AM | 3 Comments
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