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McDonald's Corporation (MCD)

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  • Aug. 7, 2012, 2:59 PM
    Sausage McMuffins at 2:00 AM? McDonald's (MCD -0.4%) tests selling breakfast items beginning at midnight at select 24-hour stores in Ohio as it evaluates customer response. Though the 12:00 AM - 5:00 AM market isn't large, if Mickey D's takes the plunge, both Taco Bell (YUM +0.5%) and DineEquity's (DIN +1.1%) IHOP franchise could see some late-night competition.
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  • Aug. 6, 2012, 7:58 AM
    Even before a widespread drought hit the U.S. this summer, the nation's cattle herd was shrinking to low levels and pushing prices up. Now prices look set for another run higher as Tyson (TSN) warns on periods of imbalance of fed cattle supply in 2013. While sellers such as SFD, HRL, SAFM, and PPC may get away with passing on higher prices to consumers, will restaurants chains such as McDonald's (MCD), Wendy's (WEN), and Chipotle (CMG) have to absorb the higher input costs?
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  • Aug. 6, 2012, 7:37 AM
    McDonald's (MCD) increasingly takes on Taco Bell (YUM) and its popular "Fourth Meal" options in the late hours with more restaurants pushing back their closing time or adopting 24-hour service. In Tampa, 135 of the company's 186 locations are open around the clock.
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  • Aug. 3, 2012, 1:40 PM
    The debate on Chick-fil-A's unofficial stance on same-sex marriage keeps getting ratcheted up by politicians and activists from both sides pandering to crowds. While seemingly only a minor event a week ago, the large crowds gathering inside and outside of the chain's restaurants day after day has caught the eyes of at least a few restaurant analysts wondering if the flareup could affect U.S. sales at rivals MCD, WEN, and BKW.
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  • Jul. 31, 2012, 3:24 PM
    Fast-food restaurant operators such as McDonald's (MCD +0.2%), Yum Brands (YUM -2.0%), Jack In the Box (BOX +0.9%), and Wendy's (WEN -0.9%) keep an eye on the aggressive northward expansion of Chick-fil-A, the mega-successful franchise chain that until a recent flareup over gay marriage was running nicely under the radar. A fixture in the South, Chick-fil-A boasts an industry-best average sales per location of $2.9M.
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  • Jul. 24, 2012, 11:01 AM
    "The value message from McDonald's (MCD) has gone parabolic," writes Hedgeye's Howard Penney, as an interesting bit of data-mining from the conference call finds a soaring number of times for "value" being mentioned. "A sign of things to come for the average Joe customer."
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  • Jul. 23, 2012, 11:12 AM
    From the McDonald's (MCD -2.2%) conference call: The company says its seeing stronger headwinds on its top and bottom lines, particularly out of Europe. ( View webcast )
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  • Jul. 23, 2012, 8:18 AM
    More on McDonald's (MCD -1.9%) Q2: net profit falls to $1.35B from $1.41B, with earnings hurt by forex fluctuations - in constant currencies, posts higher revenues, operating income and EPS. Op income -2% to $2.2B (+3% in constant currencies); Europe comparable sales +3.8%, operating income -3% (+8%). (PR)
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  • Jul. 23, 2012, 8:03 AM
    McDonald's (MCD): Q2 EPS of $1.32 misses by $0.06. Revenue of $6.92B (flat% Y/Y) misses by $20M. Shares -2.5% premarket. (PR)
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  • Jul. 23, 2012, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Monday’s open: CCE, ETN, HAL, HAS, MCD, PHG
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  • Jul. 22, 2012, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Monday’s open: CCE, ETN, HAL, HAS, MCD, PHG
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  • Jul. 19, 2012, 6:52 PM
    McDonald's (MCD) declares $0.70/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 3.02%. For shareholders of record Sep 04. Payable Sep 18. Ex-div date Aug 31. (PR)
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  • Jul. 19, 2012, 3:53 PM
    Check out the action in McDonald's (MCD) and Coca-Cola (KO) today. "Crop circles," writes Mike Bergen, "what (kind of) algo is that?"
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  • Jul. 18, 2012, 1:04 PM
    Coca-Cola (KO -0.8%) and McDonald's (MCD +0.2%) say they will waive their right to tax-free earnings at the Olympic Games in London after groups in the U.K. protested vigorously. Though the change will have a very minor impact on earnings, it follows a trend for both companies of seeing their involvement in the games come under assault after spending a pretty penny for the right to be sponsors. (Previous: Olympic sponsors under fire for obesity complaints)
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  • Jul. 18, 2012, 9:04 AM
    McDonald's (MCD) same-store sales for June are still a hot topic with analysts. Though improvement in Japan is expected to lift the company's numbers higher, Susquehanna warns the mini-rally in shares may have set up McDonald's for a quick selloff if SSS numbers disappoint.
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  • Jul. 13, 2012, 11:46 AM
    Retail sales in China grew 13.7% in June, down from 13.8% in May, but better than what some forecasts called for. In real terms, sales accelerated close to 12% for the month, compared to 11% for H1. All in all, the report could be viewed as positive for a number of companies with sensitivity to sales numbers in the nation. Major China retail plays: YUM, NKE, TIF, COH, MCD, HOT.
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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