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Using The Value Line Report: McDonald’s Appears Headed In The Right Direction.

12/09/2016 McDonald’s (MCD) has more than 36,000 locations in over 100 countries. In fact, most people recognize the distinctive golden arches of the fast-food giant’s ubiquitous restaurants. The company has more than 36,000 locations in over 100 countries. More than 80% of its restaurants are franchised. At least 40% of the company’s consolidated operating income is derived in the United States. Revenues exceed $20 billion annually.
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Using The Value Line Report: Coca Cola Is Down But Not Out

11/14/2016 Somewhat contrary to its fiercely competitive advertising strategy and iconic brand-promotion campaigns, the world’s largest beverage company could easily be dubbed one of the world’s least exciting stocks to own. Coca Cola (KO) definitely epitomizes the safe blue-chip play, offering all of the characteristics an investor expects from a highly conservative investment.
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Stock Market Today: October 21, 2016

10/21/2016 Stocks opened lower this morning, but managed to recover considerable ground as the day progressed. At the end of trading, the major averages were mixed. Specifically, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 17 points; the S&P 500 Index was off just slightly; while the NASDAQ was higher by 16 points.
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Stock Market Today: July 26, 2016

07/26/2016 The U.S. stock market put in a mixed session today. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down roughly 20 points; while the broader S&P 500 Index was up slightly; and the NASDAQ was ahead 12 points.
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Dow 30 Earnings: McDonalds Corporation Second Quarter 2016

07/26/2016 Shares of McDonalds (MCD) fell after the restaurant operator released second-quarter results that did not live up to expectations. While the interim marked the fourth-consecutive quarter of positive comps, management noted a “challenging environment in several key markets.
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Using the Value Line Report: McDonalds Serves Up a Happy Meal for Hungry Investors

06/14/2016 It’s no secret that in recent years, McDonald’s has fallen off diners’ lists of favorite places to eat, especially as consumers’ tastes and preferences have increasingly shifted towards healthier, or more natural, alternatives.That said, the global fast-food giant has made headlines over the past few months, with menu changes and customer service improvements among the turnaround initiatives it is implementing. Given the blue chip’s upward price movement lately, this has certainly been welcome news to investors.
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Dow 30 Earnings: McDonalds Corporation First Quarter 2016

04/22/2016 Shares of McDonald's (MCD) moved slightly higher after the restaurant operator announced better-than-expected earnings in the first quarter. Revenues came in a hair below our forecast, but comparable-store sales were solid and results from the quarter provided investors with further evidence that management's turnaround efforts are bearing fruit.
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SWOT Analysis: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

02/22/2016 It has been a rough few months for Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), to put it lightly. The fast-casual chain that offers fresh Mexican food has seen its stock plummet by roughly 35% since news broke in late October about an E. coli bacteria outbreak at some of its restaurants. However, on February 1st, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention officially closed its investigation into the E. coli incidents. The question remains whether Chipotle’s efforts to regain the trust of its customers will pay off. The company’s reputation as a purveyor of fresh and healthy foods has clearly been tarnished, but will it be able to reestablish this image? Will the stock price, which has been battered in recent weeks, be able to rebound? Will it be a better long-term play? We will address these issues by performing an easy-to-follow SWOT analysis of the company, evaluating its Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.
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Stock Market Today: January 25, 2016

01/25/2016 The stock market opened lower this morning, pared its losses early in the afternoon, but ultimately weakened late in the session. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 208 points; the S&P 500 Index was off 30 points; and the technology heavy NASDAQ closed off 73 points. The selling was widespread, as decliners easily outpaced advancers on the New York Stock Exchange.
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