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Dow 30 Earnings: McDonalds Corporation Third Quarter 2017

10/24/2017 Shares of McDonald's (MCD) rose slightly after the restaurant operator released third-quarter results. The financials were decent, to be sure, but with the stock recently trading at an all-time high and the figures lacking the upside surprise that the company had delivered in the previous quarter, the issue’s gains were modest.
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Dow 30 Earnings: McDonalds Corporation Second Quarter 2017

07/25/2017 Shares of McDonalds hit an all-time high following the release of better-than-expected second-quarter financials.
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Dow 30 Earnings: McDonald’s Corporation First Quarter 2017

04/25/2017 Shares of McDonald's (MCD) rose to an all-time high after the restaurant operator reported better-than-expected first-quarter results. We expected stiff competition and tough comparisons to keep things in check during the March period, especially in the United States, but management was able to pull the right levers to keep comparable-store sales positive in all regions. On our shores, the year-earlier period benefited from the launch of All Day Breakfast (that quarter also had an extra day of sales due to leap year), so we expected comps here to be negative. However, the metric rose 1.7% in the United States, as leadership's ongoing initiatives to enhance the chain's menu, convenience, and value drove sales.
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Stock Market Today: January 23, 2017

01/23/2017 Stocks were weak this morning, but managed to partially recover as the session progressed. At the close of trading, the major averages were in negative territory. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 27 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was down six points; and the NASDAQ was off just nominally.
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Dow 30 Earnings: McDonalds Corporation Fourth Quarter 2016

01/23/2017 Shares of McDonald's pulled back this morning even though the restaurant operator reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter financial results, including positive global same-store sales.
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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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