The bond issuance exemplifies the level of faith of investors in the company and its strong fundamentals.
Even in a slow economy, the company has delivered value pricing and kept margins high.
McDonald's is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Akamai is upgraded to 'buy.'
A jittery Europe, a slowing China, and a weak US recovery means rock-solid income is a great choice for investors looking to ride out the storm.
Competition among restaurant chains heats up in the region.
Arcos Dorados, the largest McDonald's franchisee in the world, has seen shares fall 45% from August 2011.
Stocks falter amid renewed worries about Greece and its potential exit from the eurozone.
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