Posts Tagged ‘McDonald’s’

McDonald’s (MCD) Slips, Bulls Keep Pushing

12:30pm (EST) The bulls are in the green after a better-than-expected jobless claims report and news that the trade deficit narrowed significantly in July as exports climbed to the highest level in nearly two years.  The U.S. international trade balance level for July came in at $42.8 billion versus estimatesRead more

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Monday Morning Notes

9:00am (EST) We are looking at a slightly negative open with futures trading lower this morning. Around the globe, the Asian markets have posted impressive gains but the major European exchanges are experiencing a decline.  As a result, Dow futures are currently down 39, or 0.4%, to 9,276.  The S&P 500 futures are off by 5, or 0.3% toRead more

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China Ditto's U.S. Bailout Package

The futures are up big-time this morning before the opening bell as Wall Street seems to loving the fact that China has approved a $586 billion plan to stimulate its economy. Around the world, stock markets were up on the news which should lead to a higher open on WallRead more

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Yum Brands Beats Estimates

Yum Brands (YUM, $27.88, up $0.38) said profits for its 3Q came in at $282 million, or $0.58 a share, up from $270 million, or $0.50, in the same quarter a year earlier. The company did well because of its operations in China, but the results were not “stellar”. ChinaRead more

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Swimming With the Sharks

McDonald’s (MCD, $57.24, up $0.09) has gone on sale again. I may be a little early in saying this but I’ve been telling you that we are going bargain hunting. I know it may be hard to “go long” in a market like this but we are going in withRead more

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Market Notes – Strangle Option Play Up Sharply

As we head to lunch, here’s some tidbits on some of the stocks we are currently following. On September 2, I did a piece on McDonald’s (MCD, $63.88, up $1.46) saying the company would be reporting great same-store sales. At the time, the stock had lost its hype because theRead more

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McDonald's Could Surprise

The recent drop in McDonald’s (MCD, $62.00, down $0.85) stock price may have provided us an opportunity to go long. If you’ll recall, the shares hit a high of $67 on August 11, the next trading day after the Olympic opening ceremonies, and has proceeded to slide since. It wasRead more

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McDonald's at 52-Week High/ Sonic Up

McDonald’s (MCD, $64.23, up $2.37) is bending over backwards and doing cartwheels as we head into the Olympics. The timing couldn’t be any better. The Beijing Olympics started today and it just so happened that McDonald’s reported their numbers for July same-store sales. Coincidence? Nah. The company reported a better-than-expectedRead more

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McDonald's Is "Lovin' It"

McDonald’s (MCD, $59.20, up $2.25) is trading up 4% today after reporting world-wide sales for May were up nearly 8% at established restaurants. Overseas sales have really been the company’s bread-and-butter growth driver as they have been well ahead of domestic sales for some time at McDonald’s. The company’s newRead more

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