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  • (Un)Happiness At McDonald's? Outlook Not So Tasty In 2014 [View article]
    Any business that is getting pummeled so much must really have something going for it, doncha think? Nobody bothers to beat on the little guys.

    McDonald's, Microsoft, the Yankees, the USA - everybody hates a winner!
    Sep 4 04:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • (Un)Happiness At McDonald's? Outlook Not So Tasty In 2014 [View article]
    Yet another article pointing out that McDonalds faces higher costs, competition, and changing customer tastes. As if this is something new, instead of challenges that McDonald's has continually and successfully met (at least so far) throughout its existence.

    What I'd like to see is an artcle that looks at the value of McDonald's land holdings on its balance sheet compared to the current market value.
    Sep 4 11:25 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Shares A Buy On Dividend Growth And Not Much Else [View article]
    And as long as their locations are convenient. I wonder how many times people say "Oh, lets just grab something at Mickey D's" because its quick and on the way to where they're going.
    Sep 2 03:04 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: Buy For Yield, Stay For Growth [View article]
    Monster Buy - desperation or shrewd move to position the company for the future? I think its the latter, as Coke moves from selling carbonated soft drinks to selling non-alcoholic beverages in general. After all, if people don't want to drink CSDs, they're still gonna want to drink something. And Coke with its marketing might and distribution channels will be there to sell it to them.
    Aug 22 03:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's: China Supplier Concern Is An Opportunity [View article]
    "(Ever notice how in a string of local fast food sites, MCD always seems to have the best location?)" And McDonalds probably owns the land, carried on its books at cost, but maybe worth just a teensy little bit more than that.
    Aug 18 11:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's: Too Many Headwinds To Count [View article]
    Not to mention the current market value of MCD's real estate holdings. Remember, Sonneborn didn't even think of McDonalds as a food company, he saw it as a real estate company and saw the restaurants as just a way to generate income from the property.
    Aug 9 01:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's: Too Many Headwinds To Count [View article]
    Sure Chipotle is currently growing more than McDonalds, but are you suggesting that no price is too high to pay for that growth? Given the growth rates of both companies, along with their respective dividends, what return can an investor expect going forward at todays prices? Chipotle might grow more, but at todays prices can an investor really expect to earn a higher return in Chipotle than McDonalds 1, 3, 5, 10, or how ever many years into the future that an investor plans to hold?
    Aug 9 01:43 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Were You Really Owning Walgreen For A Tax Inversion? [View article]
    Of course, now that they own Boots, an inversion could still take place in the future.
    Aug 8 09:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • San Francisco could be the Waterloo of the soda tax movement [View news story]
    .02 per oz sounds better than what it really would result in, which is roughly a 50-60% increase in the retail price of a 12 pack carton of cans. Esentially, the supporters of the tax say that it will help in the fight against obesity and diabetes by stemmng the demand for soda, but given that they are not proposing similar taxes on cookies, candy, fast food, donuts, desserts, cakes, ice cream, etc. at the same rate, it appears that there is an ulterior motive.

    I don't know to much about the history of Pepsi, but Coke has been under fire from various governments (primarily the U.S.) since it was invented in the 1880's. It appears that the ghost of Harvey Wiley has struck again.
    Jul 8 04:05 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analysis: Value message not enough at McDonald's [View news story]
    Like the man said, that restaurant is so crowded no one goes there anymore!
    Jun 16 03:16 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Market Is Undervalued, Should You Buy It? [View article]
    Excellent analysis! These are also the reasons I expect RC to put that Coca-Cola joke out of business and Folgers to put that Starbucks joke out of business. I also expect people to stop going to Next in Chicago once they realize there's a McDonalds nearby.
    Jun 7 11:29 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cisco's Awesome Dividend Opportunity Has Passed If You Didn't Buy In March [View article]
    What if his statement is "I quit"?
    Jun 3 11:29 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods, Down 40%: Still Whole Paycheck? [View article]
    I think with the introduction of organics, Wal-Mart will send Whole Foods to bankruptcy. I mean, almost everyone likes to wait in the check-out line for 20 minutes, right?
    May 28 03:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods, Down 40%: Still Whole Paycheck? [View article]
    Apple and Whole Foods are good, well run companies and have proven so time and time again. And good companies always come back.
    May 28 10:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Starbucks Is Heading To $80 [View article]
    Starbucks will make it too expensvie to get drunk!
    Apr 24 02:07 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment