The Incredibly Shrinking McDonald’s

By my calculations, McDonald’s annual revenue fell by $5.285 billion between December 2013 and December 2017. McDonald’s reported $28.105 billion in revenues on 31 December 2013, and $22.82 billion in revenues on New Year’s Eve 2017.

The implications are obvious McDonald’s is suffering permanent revenue shrinkage that is increasing dramatically. If McDonald’s 2018 financial performance is a repeat of 2017, revenues might drop by 14% or more.

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Is McDonald’s the New Sears?

This makes Sears and McDonald’s the opposite of value investments, because you will lose money with them. Stay away from Sears and McDonalds they are great American brands doomed by greedy and perhaps incompetent management.

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The Incredibly Shrinking McDonald’s

McDonald’s is a stock to watch, buy MCD if it drops below $100 a share, because there’s a great dividend and a lot of future income potential here. Investors should pounce if the company can increase its’ quality and harness new technologies.

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Big Earnings Week Amazon, P&G, Alphabet and Facebook Reporting

What’s even more frightening is that one bad earnings report from either Amazon or Google might trigger a market crash. Those companies are simply that huge and important to investors; that alone should have us asking if those behemoths are now too “big to fail.”

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The Robotic Burger Flipper is here

Earlier adopters of Flippy are likely to be 24-hour kitchens; such as those in truck stops, and diners like Denny’s (NYSE: DENN). Next will come military mess halls, hospitals and restaurants in areas with high costs of living.  Any restaurant in an area with labor shortages and operators of kitchens in remote locations will definitely be interested.

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Is McDonald’s about to replace Cashiers with Kiosks?

Publicity about the possible automation caused McDonald’s share price to increase by $38 a share during the week of June 19 to 23, CNBC reported. Mickey D’s shares went from $142 to $180 in just a few days. They fell back to $154 on Monday June 26, 2017, but were still grossly overpriced.

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Can Starbucks Survive Expansion?

Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) is planning a massive and ambitious expansion that might threaten the company’s future. The company already operates

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Stocks to Dump in 2017

That means there are some equities you should throw out of your portfolio right now. Disturbingly some big names; that were once among the best and brightest in stocks, are now among the deadwood you need to jettison.

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Is Denny’s a Contrarian Restaurant Play?

The only people who should buy Denny’s stock are those looking for something to short. Everybody else should stay far away from this diner brand’s shares.

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Is Jack in the Box the Most Overpriced Stock in America?

JACK demonstrates that fast food is no longer a value investment. Instead it has become a risky speculative play; that income and long-term investors need to avoid like the plague.

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