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McDonald's Posts 1.8% Drop in Global Comps (MCD)

Shauna O'Brien Feb 09, 2015

Before Monday’s opening bell, fast food giant McDonald’s (MCD ) announced that its global comparable store sales dropped 1.8%, compared to analysts’ estimates of a 1.2% drop.

For the U.S. region, the company saw a 0.4% increase in comparable sales, as its strong breakfast sales partially offset its increased competition.

Sales in Europe jumped 0.5%, due to strong sales in the U.K. and Germany. The region saw weak sales in France and Russia.

Sales in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region plummeted 12.6% due to issues in Japan and the timing of the Chinese New Year.

Stock Performance

Shares of MCD were down 74 cents, or 0.79%, during pre-market trading Monday. Shares have been flat YTD.

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As of market close on February 6, 2015

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The Bottom Line

McDonald’s (MCD ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

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