Yes, based on the chart McDonalds could hit my strike price in the next two weeks. I am continuing to have my BUY order on MCD at $77.50.
I really like the Chinese market for MCD. McDonalds (MCD) is planning to open 500 new stores in China over the next three years. Currently MCD has about 1500 store in China.
Big Mac in the US cost $3.71, and a Big Mac in China cost $2.18 at October 14, 2010 currency exchange rates. McDonalds is raising prices in China due to increasing commodity prices. If MCD is able to pass on higher prices to the Chinese consumer, which is likely, then MCD will be able to maintain gross margin forecasts on food.
Ford Equity Research has a BUY rating on MCD which was reiterated on 11/19.
We project that McDonald’s will outperform the market over the next 6 to 12 months. Thisprojection is based on our analysis of three key factors that influence common stock performance:earnings strength, relative valuation, and recent price movement.