MCD - McDonald's Corporation

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
+1.22 (+0.57%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

214.58 +0.37 (0.17%)
Pre-Market: 6:33AM EDT

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Previous Close 212.99
Open 213.63
Bid 213.50 x 800
Ask 214.70 x 900
Day's Range 212.69 - 214.70
52 Week Range 153.13 - 214.80
Volume 2,295,334
Avg. Volume 2,761,782
Market Cap 163.561B
Beta (3Y Monthly) 0.33
PE Ratio (TTM) 28.39
EPS (TTM) 7.55
Earnings Date Jul 26, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield 4.64 (2.18%)
Ex-Dividend Date 2019-05-31
1y Target Est 220.31
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  • Here's the best deals for National French Fry Day
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    Here's the best deals for National French Fry Day

    National French Fry Day is tomorrow, and chains like McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's are offering discounts to celebrate. Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman and Emily McCormick are joined by Charreah Jackson, media entrepreneur and author, to discuss.

  • Petition calls for McDonald's to scrap plastic happy meal toys
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    Petition calls for McDonald's to scrap plastic happy meal toys

    McDonald's happy meal toys are now under scrutiny. Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman & Brian Cheung discuss with 'BigEyedWish' Founder Ian Wishingrad.

  • Domino's Pizza reports weak sales, shares tank
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    Domino's Pizza reports weak sales, shares tank

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  • Dow Jones Today: China, Earnings Anticipation Stall Stocks on Monday
    InvestorPlace 16 hours ago

    Dow Jones Today: China, Earnings Anticipation Stall Stocks on Monday

    A somewhat slack economic report out of China, the world's second-largest economy, stood in the way of stocks notching big gains Monday.Source: Shutterstock China said its second-quarter GDP rose "just" 6.2%, below economists' forecasts calling for 6.3% and good for the country's slowest pace of economic growth in 27 years. Chinese economists are now expecting 2019 growth of 6%, well below the original forecast of 6.5%.Here in the U.S., the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.17% while the S&P 500 added just 0.02%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.10%. That after the major domestic benchmarks touched record highs early in Monday's session.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsCitigroup (NYSE:C) got second-quarter earnings season rolling today, reporting that net income rose to $4.8 billion, or $1.95 per share, from $4.5 billion, or $1.63 per share, a year earlier. Analysts expected per share earnings of $1.80. * 7 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy Citi is not a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but the bank's positive earnings surprise could be a sign of things to come. That would be a good thing with Dow components JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) stepping into the earnings confessional on Tuesday. A Tasty WinnerMcDonald's (NYSE:MCD) posted a modest gain today, but that was enough to extend its year-to-date returns to around 22%, solidifying the burger joint as one of 2019's best-performing members of the Dow. In a note out Monday, Tesley Group reiterated an "outperform" rating on McDonald's while boosting its price target on the stock to $230 from $210. That implies decent upside as Monday closed just above $214.McDonald's shares "offer both offensive and defensive investment attributes for both good times and slower times, and with its menu of both premium and value-priced options," according to Tesley.Piper Jaffray and Wells Fargo also boosted price targets on McDonald's to $226 and $235, respectively. Options ActionMicrosoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), the largest U.S. company by market value, reports earnings on Thursday. It is expected to be a bellwether report given the stock's sheer heft in broad market benchmarks and technology sector funds.Microsoft remains around the vaunted $1 trillion market cap. It appears some options traders are betting on good news from Microsoft's earnings report. At one point on Monday, calls were outpacing puts in the name by a margin of more than 2-to-1, according to Schaeffer's Investment Research. Historically, shares of Microsoft move nearly 3% following the company's earnings reports. Pharma and Politics … AgainThough in modest fashion, the Dow's pharmaceuticals components - Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Merck (NYSE:MRK) and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) - each closed higher today despite drug price commentary from former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic frontrunner.Biden "unveiled a healthcare plan on Monday estimated to cost $750 billion and paid for partly by higher tax rates for the wealthy and doubled tax rates on capital gains," according to Reuters.This is not a "Medicare For All" gambit. Rather, Biden's healthcare proposal is seen as a refresher of Obamacare, which was implemented when he was vice president. Bottom Line for Dow Jones StocksIt's earnings season, meaning it's also complaining season for U.S. companies. Expect one of the primary complaints to be about the strength of the dollar."Of the 5% of S&P 500 companies that have reported so far, more than half of them cited a strong greenback as a headwind to their business in the second quarter, according to FactSet, which parsed through companies' conference call transcripts to look for specific factors weighing on company earnings," reports CNBC.With the Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEARCA:UUP) up nearly 3% year-to-date, dollar-related earnings commentary gets us back to a familiar theme: the impetus for the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates and do so soon.Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy * 10 Stocks Driving the Market to All-Time Highs (And Why) * 7 Short Squeeze Stocks With Big Upside Potential The post Dow Jones Today: China, Earnings Anticipation Stall Stocks on Monday appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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  • McDonald's Franchisees Want War on Chick-fil-A: They're Wrong
    Motley Fool yesterday

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    Some of the chain's owners believe that a premium chicken sandwich is a top priority.

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  • Tall Fences Make Bad Neighbors Out of Japan and Korea
    Bloomberg 3 days ago

    Tall Fences Make Bad Neighbors Out of Japan and Korea

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- To outsiders, it may seem like the deepening rift between Japan and South Korea has blown up out of a clear blue sky.For all the wrangling over the legacy of Japan’s 35-year colonization of the Korean peninsula, which ended in 1945, there’s far more on paper to join than to separate them. Both are northeast Asian democracies that have close military and economic ties to the U.S.; potent exports of electronics, cars and cultural products; and a love of seafood and beef.After decades when post-war growth gave Japan the far wealthier population, its stagnation in recent decades has even put the two countries at roughly equivalent levels of gross domestic product per capita: $40,479 for South Korea versus $43,349 in Japan.For all that, though, there’s no strong web of ties binding these two nations. Disputes over restitution for Korean women forced into prostitution under Japanese occupation are now hurting South Korean sales of Fast Retailing Co. clothing. In turn, the government in Tokyo has moved to curb exports of specialty materials to Korea’s technology giants.Compare the Japan-Korea relationship to those between European countries, or the members of the North American Free Trade Association, or even stereotypically unfriendly neighbors like Argentina and Brazil, and you could be mistaken for thinking the two countries were locked in a cold war already.Just 7.5% of South Korea’s $1.07 trillion in bilateral trade is with Japan, making the European Union, the U.S. and China more important partners. The picture is even more dramatic in the other direction. Japan’s $80 billion in bilateral trade with South Korea amounts to just 5.8% of its $1.38 trillion total. That would seem to go against economic theory. The gravity model of trade predicts that commerce between two countries is largely a result of their respective outputs and the physical distance between them. Two large and adjacent economies ought to be quite closely integrated. That’s not what’s happened: Japan’s exports to Korea are far less than the gravity model would predict, and the same is true in the opposite direction.Foreign direct investment statistics paint a similar picture. The stock of South Korean assets in Japan in 2012(1) was about 1.8% of its outbound stock and a smaller sum than could be found in Canada, Vietnam, India, or Germany – not to mention the U.S., China and Hong Kong, which together account for almost half the total. Japanese investments in South Korea, similarly, come to about 2.5% of its total, well behind Brazil, Thailand, Singapore or Australia.The cold war even shows up in foreign-exchange markets. Trading between the Korean won and the Japanese yen is so slight that the Bank for International Settlements doesn’t even list turnover on the currency pair, although it does have data for the yen against the Australian, New Zealand and Canadian dollars, the Turkish lira, the South African rand and the Brazilian real.Human factors underline the chilly relationship. More Japanese migrate to the U.K., Australia and Brunei than to South Korea. While Koreans represent the largest migrant group in Japan (Softbank Group Corp. founder Masoyoshi Son is of Korean-Japanese heritage, as is Lotte Shopping Co. Chairman Shin Dong-bin and former Korean President Lee Myung-bak), they face prejudice even after generations of residency.Tokyo’s long-time governor Shintaro Ishihara was re-elected multiple times after making notorious derogatory remarks against people hailing from Japan’s former colonies in a 2000 speech. A 2011 protest by right-wing groups against Korean pop culture in the city reportedly attracted more than 2,000 demonstrators. For its part, South Korea banned Japanese cultural products outright until 1998.Ties aren’t improving much. More Japanese vacationed in South Korea in 2009 than in 2018; Japanese have fallen from about two-fifths of total visitors there a decade ago to around a fifth last year, despite a modest recovery in the past couple of years.In one sense, such links shouldn’t matter. The Golden Arches doctrine – that globalization inevitably begets peace, and no two countries with a McDonald’s have ever gone to war – has never really held true.Nonetheless, a more limited version of that view has merit. Close links in finance, migration, and culture may not prevent war, but they can at least provide a countervailing force when tensions flare – something that seems to have kept relations between Singapore and Malaysia, China and Taiwan, and even the U.S. and China far more stable than one might have predicted.The alternative of cold peace pursued by India and Pakistan offers a more fraught path, as my colleague Nisid Hajari has written. Japan and Korea, both dwarfed in their neighborhood by an increasingly confident China, ought to work harder to deepen their mutual ties. It’s better to stand together than to fall apart.(1) The last year for which figures from the UN Conference on Trade and Development are available.To contact the author of this story: David Fickling at dfickling@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Matthew Brooker at mbrooker1@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.David Fickling is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering commodities, as well as industrial and consumer companies. He has been a reporter for Bloomberg News, Dow Jones, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the Guardian.For more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Motley Fool 4 days ago

    McDonald’s Franchisees: Give Us the Bird

    The people have spoken: McDonald’s should really put some more chicken on the menu.

  • Motley Fool 4 days ago

    McDonald's Franchisees Want a Sandwich That Can Compete With Chick-fil-A Chicken

    The people have spoken: McDonald’s should really put some more chicken on the menu.

  • Girls ask fast-food restaurants to drop plastic toys
    American City Business Journals 4 days ago

    Girls ask fast-food restaurants to drop plastic toys

    McDonald's Corp. and its plastic Happy Meal toys are being targeted by a petition circulating in Great Britain, The Chicago Business Journal reports. The petition, "Save the environment — Stop giving plastic toys with fast food kids meals," was started by British girls Ella and Caitlin, aged 9 and 7, who are asking that Chicago-based McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) and Burger King stop giving away plastic toys. The girls' petition says that children only play with the plastic toys for a few minutes before the toys are thrown away, harming animals and polluting the seas.

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  • The S&P 500 just hit a record high — so did these stocks
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    DEEP DIVE Investors clearly find the U.S. stock market an attractive haven in a world of incredibly low (or negative) interest rates. The S&P 500 Index (SPX) hit an all-time intraday high on July 10, rising above 3,000 for the first time, before closing at 2,993.

  • McDonald's (MCD) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know
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    An Alternative to The Usual Consumer Cyclical ETFs

    Domestic consumer discretionary exchange traded funds are soaring this year thanks to stocks like Inc. (AMZN) and Dow component McDonald's (MCD), among others. Consider the Global X MSCI China Consumer Discretionary ETF (CHIQ), which has performed inline with the Consumer Discret Sel Sect SPDR ETF (XLY) year-to-date. CHIQ’s underlying index “incorporates all eligible securities as per MSCI’s Global Investable Market Index Methodology, including China A, B and H shares, Red chips, P chips and foreign listings, among others,” according to Global X.

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  • Beware of Geeks Bearing AI Gifts
    Bloomberg 6 days ago

    Beware of Geeks Bearing AI Gifts

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Last March, McDonald’s Corp. acquired the startup Dynamic Yield for $300 million, in the hope of employing machine learning to personalize customer experience. In the age of artificial intelligence, this was a no-brainer for McDonald’s, since Dynamic Yield is widely recognized for its AI-powered technology and recently even landed a spot in a prestigious list of top AI startups. Neural McNetworks are upon us.Trouble is, Dynamic Yield’s platform has nothing to do with AI, according to an article posted on Medium last month by the company’s former head of content, Mike Mallazzo. It was a heartfelt takedown of phony AI, which was itself taken down by the author but remains engraved in the collective memory of the internet. Mr. Mallazzo made the case that marketers, investors, pundits, journalists and technologists are all in on an AI scam. The definition of AI, he writes, is so “jumbled that any application of the term becomes defensible.”Mr. Mallazzo’s critique, however, conflates two different issues. The first is the deliberately misleading marketing that is common to many hyped technologies, and is arguably epitomized by some blockchain companies. I am reminded of the infamous Long Island Iced Tea Corp., which saw its stocks soar 289 percent in 2017 after it rebranded itself as Long Blockchain Corp., citing hazy plans to explore blockchain technology.(4)The second issue is that, unlike blockchain, the term AI is indeed both broad and vague — which opens the door to its widespread use as an idiom for "something that solves hard problems." But this issue far predates the current period of hype, and is best understood by examining the field’s history and intellectual underpinnings.AI was born as a scientific field in 1956, in a summer workshop at Dartmouth College. According to the workshop’s mission statement, in two months the 11 attendees would “make a significant advance” in their task of finding “how to make machines use language, form abstractions and concepts, solve kinds of problems now reserved for humans, and improve themselves.”The scale of the founders’ vision is staggering, so much so that, six decades later, it continues to be a source of inspiration.(3) Admittedly (much) more than two months have gone by and we’re still far from realizing that vision, but it has given rise to a sprawling field of research. Even AI pioneer Marvin Minsky’s sweeping definition of AI — the “science of making machines capable of performing tasks that would require intelligence” if done by humans — doesn’t quite cut it at this point.Take the area of AI known as heuristic search, for example. It started in the 1960s with a team of researchers at the Stanford Research Institute, who were building a robot with the then-revolutionary capability of autonomously moving around and avoiding obstacles. Continuing a trend of imposing nomenclature — evident in their creation’s dignified name, Shakey the robot — the researchers called their first pathfinding algorithm A1. Its successor, the equally illustrious A2, was later renamed A*.As it turns out, moving from one point to another is similar to getting from an initial configuration of a puzzle to its solution. That makes A* an amazingly versatile algorithm; academics consider it to be one of the most fundamental and important tools in the AI arsenal. Yet the algorithm is so simple — it decides which action to take next by adding up two numbers,(2) something that monkeys can do — that it can hardly be seen as a proxy for human intelligence.A similar tale can be told of each of AI’s dozen diverse areas. One is the area of multi-agent systems, which focuses on designing the interaction between autonomous software agents such as self-driving cars. Another is automated planning. Yet another is machine learning, which many mistakenly view as being synonymous with AI. The staples of each area don’t quite jibe even with Minsky’s loose definition.Still, these ostensibly disparate areas have much more in common than just history and excessive optimism. As with other mature scientific disciplines, AI has a shared vocabulary, which allows the most compelling ideas and the most powerful techniques to propagate across areas.There’s also the periodic emergence of ambitious, cross-cutting enterprises that build on the synergies between AI’s areas. The 2000s brought us the DARPA Grand Challenge and the DARPA Urban Challenge, which supercharged the development of self-driving cars. In 2011, IBM’s Watson crushed two legendary Jeopardy! champions and fired the public imagination. And in recent years a variety of long-standing research threads have coalesced into a new agenda known as “AI for social good,” which aspires to make tangible progress on some of the biggest problems facing humanity.The moral is that AI is a bit of a misnomer, but it's an intellectually meaningful term that has always been inclusive. For that reason, it would behoove investors and journalists to demand that startups billed as “AI-powered” explain how their technology fits into the broader AI landscape, instead of jumping to conclusions based on the label itself. It’s a cliché that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but it’s doubly true in the age of AI — and triply true if the book was generated by AI.(1) That particular story doesn’t have a happy ending: Long Blockchain Corp. was subpoenaed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, delisted by Nasdaq, and eventually sold.(2) Or despair, for those who are squeamish about being pulverized and repurposed as paper clips(3) To be fair, one of those numbers comes from a heuristic function, which is exogenous to the A* algorithm but can be arbitrarily complex.To contact the author of this story: Ariel Procaccia at arielpro@cs.cmu.eduTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Jonathan Landman at jlandman4@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Ariel Procaccia is an associate professor in the computer science department at Carnegie Mellon University. His areas of expertise include artificial intelligence, theoretical computer science and algorithmic game theory.For more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • 6 days ago

    [video]McDonald's Franchisees Call Chicken With Chick-Fil-A

    A group representing national franchisee owners of McDonald's restaurants balk at their parent company for not offering a chicken sandwich that fairly competes with Southern rival Chick-fil-A.

  • Now McDonald's Is Introducing Robots Into Its Kitchens
    Motley Fool 7 days ago

    Now McDonald's Is Introducing Robots Into Its Kitchens

    Technology is quickly replacing the need for human input into taking orders and preparing them.

  • McDonald's plastic Happy Meal toys are target of environmentalists
    American City Business Journals 7 days ago

    McDonald's plastic Happy Meal toys are target of environmentalists

    Two young British girls started a petition asking for McDonald's to stop including plastic toys with Happy Meals.

  • Book Profits on McDonald's Before It Reports Second-Quarter Earnings 7 days ago

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