If you're earning like MCD, you should give to your children (shareholders), ya cheap buzzard.
Everybody from MO to AAPL to JNJ uses debt for buybacks. What's your prob with borrowing at near historic low rates, to buy your own shares- that would cost more in divs to pay out?
Divs are payed fromcash flow/ earnings, like always. I make sure my MCD folks give me an allowance.. every 90 days, and increase it every year..
Love to read the shorts sniffling- if MCD drops, so what? I'm earning one of the most bullet-proof divs out there, increasing yearly for decades. Do you think the price will EVER reach 100 from now until my kids inherit my shares? Am I beating a T-bill? Why then would I worry?
I've had 18 months of divs, every 90 days, with two div increases. I wouldn't call that bad news.
Slightly lower sales with the worst US weather in 100 years- I can live with it...
Down 1.4 %- pretty damn good for the worst winter in 100 yrs. in most of the country.
You missed buying the div at 3.25%, but don't worry they'll keep increasing it every year for us, and you know MCD will hit triple digits sometime.
evynaks- did you buy HCP long term, or to trade? IMO, Reits are not good stocks for trading. I bought HCP and O @$40, and a bit more HCP@ $38. I am reinvesting divs. It doesn't bother me that the price goes lower, unless somehow you think it will NEVER move up, or go to zero.
It's paying a great div to wait.
*Nasdaq FSI: *Deficient: Issuer Failed to Meet NASDAQ Continued Listing Requirements
The above was listed under the IRG ticker at my brokerage. What's that all about? Plus a sell on almost all analyst ratings---
I just sit back and let the divs reinvest, and let you market drones drool at the mouth about stock price....
kafkaclone- well said! I look at the divs- decades of yearly INCREASING divs- this is what builds wealth slowly, and can help fund retirements. Reinvesting increasing dividends is the ultimate compounding. Why sell the goose that lays the golden egg for a a one time profit, at the whim of Mr. Market?
You mean Goldman Sachs, the globalist predatory investment banksters that stole 2 triilion US taxpayer dollars in a bailout, CEO'd by criminal Larry Blankfine?
Would they do anything dishonest like that????
lol, good post.
Also remember the liquidity and constant cash flow of decades long increasing dividends is like a large $1 Iced Tea, after several refills.
People everywhere, the whole world round
Know the best place for java when McD's is in town
On a cold winter morn there just is nuthin
that satisfies like a hot Egg McMuffin...
jaybull- if paying money for failed shorts makes you feel like a culinary crusader, go for it!
I'll think about you when I'm collecting divs!
They just increased the dividend 19.2%
That's over 26 years without a break of INCREASING dividends!
Most have been double-digit % increases.
FDO is in the rare stock fraternity of Dividend Champions (25 yrs. or more of increasing divs).
Buy it, let divs reinvest and snowball, then let the divs help fund your retirement, while your kids can keep the stock.
thank me later...