I just turned 60 years old. So this is a particularly important subject to me and many of my friends and family. I manage about half of the retirement savings for our household. The other half is managed by the experts at American Funds. We also have other non retirement portfolios including stocks, real estate … [Read more…]
McDonald’s stock has been suffering. One reason MCD is suffering is that people question the quality of McDonald’s food such as ‘are there beaks and feet in Chicken McNuggets?’ To answer that question and others McDonald’s shares it’s food production techniques in several videos. In these videos MCD answers a questions concerning the quality and content … [Read more…]
“As our predominately franchised business model continues to generate significant levels of cash, our priorities regarding the use of cash have not changed. After investing in our business, we’re committed to returning all free cash flow to shareholders over the long term, first through dividend and then through share repurchases. For the second quarter, we returned $1.2 billion to shareholders through a combination of dividends and share repurchases.” – McDonalds President Thompson
Just 5 days ago, I sold 1/2 my MCD holdings at $102 per share (long term capital gain of 32.35%). A lot has happened since then and in my book its all good. McDonald’s 4Q Net Rises 11%; Sees January Sales Up 5.5%-6.5% On January 24th MCD announced 4Q results and they beat on the … [Read more…]
I still like MCD, and still hold 1/2 of my max target position. However today MCD hit yet another 52 week high, so I felt compelled to sell some for a huge 32% gain. I’ve been holding MCD since 12/16/10, cost basis $76.99 per share and added 50% more on 3/15/11 with a cost basis of … [Read more…]
Amazing the stock is down 2% today, i call this a buying opportunity, here’s why…
The story of MCD growth in stock value is not over. On March 8th, I entered a buy for MCD at 74.23, this morning at 8am and 50 seconds, that trade executed. I now have 50% of my target allocation in MCD. McDonald’s is a long term buy and hold. I believe that MCD with … [Read more…]
The stock is down due to February weather in the US reduced sales. This is a buying opportunity, I will be adding to my position in MCD. at $75 per share.
Same-store sales in Europe were up 7%, with stand-out markets including Germany, the U.K., France and Russia. In its Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa unit, same-store sales rose 5.2%, largely driven by China, Japan and Australia. Overall same-store sales, those at outlets open at least 13 months, were up 5.3% for the month, McDonald’s said. … [Read more…]
The Street not only rates MCD a BUY, it also gives the stock its highest rating A+. Also Credit Suisse rates the stock Outperform.