McDonald's: Investors aren't lovin' it
The company reported earnings Monday morning, and results were a mixed bag.
McDonald's earnings per share topped estimates, but revenue came in below what analysts were expecting. As Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser sees it, it was a middling report. Performance in Asia was less than stellar, and the company's forward guidance was also uninspiring.
Jason believes that one of McDonald's biggest challenges comes from secular changes in consumers' eating habits. McDonald's is trying to address changing food-consumption habits by putting an increased emphasis on somewhat healthier items like salads. However, McDonald's doesn't see strong sales for those items.
Jason sees McDonald's as an income investor play. The stock has a 3.4% dividend yield, and it holds a coveted position on the S&P 500's Dividend Aristocrats list.
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