|Bid||164.00 x 800|
|Ask||164.03 x 1100|
|Day's Range||162.52 - 164.60|
|52 Week Range||146.84 - 178.70|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||24.07|
|Earnings Date||Oct 22, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||4.04 (2.51%)|
|1y Target Est||183.88|
McDonald’s Corp. has long been on the receiving end of calls to take better care of its chickens. Earlier this month, actors and musicians, including Kristen Bell, Joan Jett and Weird Al Yankovic, have lent their names to demands for more humane treatment.
It all started when the company hired a new CEO, Brian Niccol, the man who engineered a successful comeback at Taco Bell. Comparable sales and margins gradually improved over the next several months due to delivery expansion and menu innovations. Chipotle stock more than doubled in six months, but that comeback is over.
The benchmark S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average touched record highs on Friday, their second session in a row, boosted by gains in the technology and consumer discretionary sectors. Nine of the 11 major S&P sectors were higher.
The "Big Five," which includes McDonald's Corp. (down 6.5% year to date), Yum Brands Inc. The biggest loser of the group, McDonald's, which is down slightly after being up 44% last year, on Thursday raised its quarterly dividend 15% to $1.16 a share, which equates to a 2.9% yield.
The e-commerce leader is weighing plans to open as many as 3,000 Amazon Go stores by 2021, and many of them might not be what you're expecting.
McDonald's Corp. said late Thursday that it plans to raise its quarterly dividend 15% to $1.16 per share from $1.01. The company said it will pay nearly $900 million in fourth quarter dividend payments. U.S. tax-law changes as well as McDonald's strong business contributed to its ability to raise the dividend, the company said. McDonald's also said it would see system-wide sales growth of 3% to 5%, earnings per share growth in the high single digits, and operating margins in the mid-40% range. McDonald's stock rose 0.4% after hours and closed up 1% to $160.79 during the regular session. The S&P 500 index rose 0.8% Thursday.
CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, McDonald's Board of Directors approved the Company's 42nd consecutive annual dividend increase, raising the quarterly dividend 15% from $1.01 to $1.16 per share of common stock, payable on December 17, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 3, 2018. McDonald's has experienced increased capital allocation flexibility due to the evolution of the Company's business model and the effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. McDonald's President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook said, "Our substantial cash flow enables us to invest in the business to drive growth under our Velocity Growth Plan.
Hank Smith, co-chief investment officer of Haverford Trust, has laid out a clear case for dividend stocks over bonds. Pepsi’s stock had a dividend yield of 3.25% as of the close on Sept. 18, while 10-year U.S. Treasury paper yielded 3.05%.
Good things come in small packages goes the saying. Nowhere is that truer than in the markets where stocks under $10 grow to be $100 and possibly even $1,000 over time.
One of the most popular investment strategies is to focus on fast-charging growth companies. The appeal, of course, is that you can get in on the ground floor of a paradigm-shifting industry. But remember the adage cash is king. The most dependable stocks to buy are usually what people call “cash cows.”
Staff at JD Wetherspoon, TGI Fridays and McDonald’s are staging coordinated strikes next month to highlight the issue of “poverty pay” and insecure working in the UK hospitality industry. Workers in two Wetherspoon’s pubs will walk out on 4 October alongside staff from four McDonald’s chains and three TGI Fridays restaurants.
McDonald's avoided having to repay millions of euros in back taxes after EU antitrust regulators said that its tax deal with Luxembourg was not illegal, citing quirks in the Grand Duchy's bilateral tax treaty with the United States. The decision by the European Commission came after a three-year long investigation, part of its crackdown on illegal sweetheart deals between EU governments and multinationals that has resulted in Apple, Starbucks and Fiat paying billions of euros in back taxes. The Commission said McDonald's tax deal was in line with national tax laws and the Luxembourg-U.S. double taxation treaty.
McDonald's (MCD.N) avoided having to repay millions of euros in back taxes after EU antitrust regulators said that its tax deal with Luxembourg was not illegal, citing quirks in the Grand Duchy's bilateral tax treaty with the United States. The decision by the European Commission came after a three-year long investigation, part of its crackdown on illegal sweetheart deals between EU governments and multinationals that has resulted in Apple (AAPL.O), Starbucks (SBUX.O) and Fiat (FCHA.MI) paying billions of euros in back taxes. The Commission said McDonald's tax deal was in line with national tax laws and the Luxembourg-U.S. double taxation treaty.
BRUSSELS—European Union regulators said Wednesday that McDonald’s Corp.’s tax arrangement in Luxembourg is legal, dropping an investigation against the U.S. fast-food giant while lauding efforts to close tax loopholes highlighted in the probe. President Trump, like his predecessor in the White House, has accused the EU of unfairly punishing U.S. firms with antitrust and tax cases. While regulators did note loopholes that had allowed a McDonald’s franchising unit to avoid paying taxes on either side of the Atlantic, European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the investigation into whether the company benefited from special treatment by an EU member state shows the bloc acts objectively.
The most significant changes to Wall Street's broad industry sectors since 1999 will take effect Monday, reclassifying many of the hot growth companies that have been nearly synonymous with the "tech" rally that has fuelled the stock bull market. It may affect how mutual fund managers chose stocks and force passively-managed sector exchange traded funds (ETFs) to reallocate billions of dollars. S&P Dow Jones Indices is reorganizing the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has ruled that Luxembourg did not give the U.S. fast food giant McDonald's a special sweet tax deal and that the non-taxation of some of its profits did not amount to illegal state aid.
Luxembourg welcomed on Wednesday the European Commission's ruling that its tax deal with McDonald's (MCD.N) was not illegal after a three-year long investigation. The Commission said the mismatch between U.S. and Luxembourg tax laws resulted in the U.S. fast food chain not paying any taxes on some profits. "This decision strengthens Luxembourg's position that while the application of the rules in force at the time might have resulted in a situation that no longer reflects the current spirit of the national and international tax framework, such an application does not constitute state aid," Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna said in a statement.
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / September 19, 2018 / McDonald’s made headlines on Tuesday as many of its employees hit the streets to protest in various cities across America about sexual harassment at work. financial results that missed on sales. McDonald's Corporation shares were little changed on Tuesday with about 3.7 million shares traded yesterday.
McDonald's did not receive selective tax treatment from Luxembourg, EU state aid regulators said on Wednesday, saying the mismatch between U.S. and Luxembourg tax laws resulted in the U.S. fast food chain not paying any taxes on some profits. The ruling by the European Commission came after a three-year long investigation into McDonald's tax deal with Luxembourg, part of its crackdown against illegal sweetheart deals between EU governments and multinationals. "The Commission has found that the non-taxation of certain McDonald's profits in Luxembourg did not lead to illegal state aid, as it is in line with national tax laws and the Luxembourg-United States Double Taxation Treaty," the EU executive said in a statement.
McDonald's tax deal with Luxembourg did not breach EU state aid rules, EU antitrust regulators have ruled, saying the reason the U.S. fast food chain did not pay some taxes was due to the mismatch between U.S. and Luxembourg laws. As Pascale Davies reports, the decision by the European Commission was part of its crackdown against illegal sweetheart deals between EU governments and multinationals.