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McDonald's Corporation (MCD)

  • Feb. 24, 2014, 11:47 AM
    • McDonald's (MCD +0.5%) is considering longer breakfast hours due to strong  demand from consumers for breakfast items past 10:30 a.m.
    • It's a tricky proposition for the company due to kitchen space and speed of service issues.
    • An exec with McDonald's said the company is at the "beginning" of the process to figure out how to roll out the service.
  • Feb. 24, 2014, 7:30 AM
    • Beef prices could climb 10%-15% in the U.S. this year due to the thinned-out cattle herd, according to analysis from CattleFax.
    • The trend could be a concern for restaurant operators without the ability to pass on their increased costs to consumers.
    • Related stocks: MCD, BKW, SONC, JACK, WEN.
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  • Feb. 20, 2014, 8:30 AM
    • News that Gap increased its lowest hourly wage base could create a bit of a stir at McDonald's (MCD) which is the highest-profile minimum wage employer in the U.S.
    • Though there is no indication McDonald's has decided to follow suit, it could strengthen grass roots opponents of the restaurant chain's current policy.
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  • Feb. 10, 2014, 8:26 AM
    • Shares of McDonald's (MCD) are holding up reasonably well in early trading, down 0.1%, as some strength in global markets made up for a soft performance in the U.S. during January.
    • The read from McDonald's on U.S. fast-food traffic could create some anxiety in the sector.
    • On watch: BKW, WEN, SONC, JACK.
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  • Feb. 10, 2014, 8:08 AM
    • McDonald's (MCD) reports global comparable-store sales rose 1.2% in January.
    • Severe winter weather in the U.S. had an even bigger impact than analysts forecast.
    • System-wide sales rose 3.9% on a constant-currency basis.
    • Geographic breakdown: Europe +2%; U.S. -3.3%; APMEA +5.4%.
    • MCD +0.3% premarket
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  • Feb. 7, 2014, 2:31 PM
  • Feb. 6, 2014, 7:02 AM
    • McDonald's Japan (MCD) reports profit fell by close to 50% in 2013 as same-store sales dropped 6.2% for the full year.
    • The forecast for 2014 calls for a 1.5% increase in profits to ¥11.7B ($115M).
    • The company plans to close 74 outlets in the nation this year to mark a 2.3% reduction in its store count.
  • Jan. 29, 2014, 6:05 PM
    • McDonald's Corporation (MCD) declares $0.81/share quarterly dividend, in line with prior.
    • Forward yield 3.48%
    • Payable March 17; for shareholders of record March 3; ex-div Feb. 27.
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  • Jan. 29, 2014, 2:12 PM
    • Moody's says McDonald's (MCD -1.1%) recent string of quarters showing soft comparable-store sales growth won't affect the commercial paper ratings and corporate outlook it puts out on the restaurant operator.
    • The ratings outlook is held at stable.
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  • Jan. 29, 2014, 11:18 AM
    • McDonald's (MCD -0.9%) lists increasing coffee-focused visits as a top priority for its 2014-2016 strategy, according to an internal memo Bloomberg got its hands on.
    • Though the company's brand reputation on drip coffee has improved greatly since McCafe was launched, its other premium coffee and espresso drinks haven't delivered the desired results.
    • Some critics of the McDonald's strategy think customer service and wait times have suffered as the restaurant has put too much of a focus on trying to take market share from Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. They would prefer to see Mickey D's target Burger King and Wendy's.
  • Jan. 28, 2014, 12:57 PM
    • An executive from the National Retail Federation testified before Congress today in an effort to convince the lawmakers that the Affordable Care Act should be modified.
    • The group believes a full-time employee should be based on a work week of 40 hours and would like to see the heath care insurance coverage requirement be lifted to 100 employees from 50.
    • Restaurant chains (MCD, BKW, DNKN, PZZA, YUM, WEN, KKD, BAGL, DRI, PLKI) operating under a franchise model have been impacted negatively by the Affordable Care Act.
  • Jan. 23, 2014, 8:31 AM
    • The report by McDonald's (MCD) on Q4 shines a bright spotlight on the company's struggles on it home turf.
    • The restaurant operator finished the year with a slip of 3.8% during December for comparable-store sales in the U.S.
    • The company's outlook on capex spending and cost controls were roughly in-line with previous guidance.
    • The positive spin from the quarter was that restaurant-level margin was better than forecast.
    • The quick analysts take is that McDonald's "customer-facing" initiatives in the U.S. have fallen flat. On that note McDonald's may be a step ahead: A new top marketing exec was hired earlier today.
    • MCD -0.7% premarket,
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  • Jan. 23, 2014, 8:11 AM
    • McDonald's (MCD) reports comparable-store sales rose 0.1% during Q4 as the company made up for lower traffic with a higher average guest check.
    • Comparable sales in the U.S. were worse than what analysts anticipated, falling 1.4% vs. 0.5% consensus and 0.9% in Q3.
    • In Europe, McDonald's saw comparable store sales growth of 1% on broad positive sales momentum.
    • APMEA comp sales fell 2.4% during the period on a weak performance by McDonald's in Japan and China.
    • In an early look at Q1 of 2014, McDonald's says global comp sale for January are trending flat.
    • MCD -0.5% premarket
  • Jan. 23, 2014, 8:00 AM
    • McDonald's Corporation (MCD): Q4 EPS of $1.40 beats by $0.01.
    • Revenue of $7.09B (+2.0% Y/Y) misses by $20M.
    • Press Release
  • Jan. 23, 2014, 7:07 AM
    • McDonald's (MCD) names Deborah Wahl as its new chief marketing officer.
    • The exec takes over with the restaurant chain suffering from sluggish sales growth in the U.S. amid a mixed message to consumers.
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  • Jan. 23, 2014, 12:05 AM
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Company Description
McDonald's Corp franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants in the food service industry. Its geographic segments include the United States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
Sector: Services
Industry: Restaurants
Country: United States