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Monday, October 21, 2013

MCDONALD'S | Stock of the Day - 10/21/13 | The Motley Fool

Fast-food colossus McDonald's reported third-quarter earnings this morning, and it proved to be a mixed bag. Investors bid the stock down at the open, but shares have mostly recovered since.

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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Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Top Ten Stocks for Oct. 17

Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Trish Regan, Adam Johnson and Alix Steel report on today's ten most important stocks including AMR, Chipotle and IBM. (Source: Bloomberg)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Markets Slump On Failed Debt Talks

Another day of inconclusive negotiations on the Debt Ceiling saw Markets finish in the red ahead of Thursday's deadline.

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Top Ten Stocks for Oct. 14

Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Trish Regan, Alix Steel and Olivia Sterns report on today's ten most important stocks including Spirit Merck, Facebook and Expedia. (Source: Bloomberg)

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Top Ten Stocks for Oct. 7

Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Trish Regan, Adam Johnson and Julie Hyman report on today's ten most important stocks including Outerwall, Darling International and Cooper Tire. (Source: Bloomberg)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

TESLA MOTORS | Stock of the Day - 10/3/13 | The Motley Fool

Shares of Tesla Motors have sold off sharply over the past two days, due both to a downgrade from "buy" to "hold" coming from an analyst at R. W. Baird, and to the release of an internet video, showing a Tesla Model S in flames following an accident.

In this video, Motley Fool analyst Tim Hanson sits down with host Chris Hill, to discuss whether the sell-off is a buying opportunity in his eyes. Tim tells investors how he sees the stock price as having become disconnected from the fundamentals of the business, and far too optimistic even for a company of this potential. He still sees Tesla as being far too expensive, even after the sell-off.

Tim also discusses the idea of headline risk, and how stocks surrounded by so much market optimism can become priced to perfection. He notes that with stocks such as Tesla, tiny events in the news can cause large fluctuations and heavy volatility in the share price, something he prefers to avoid. Tim closes by telling investors that for current shareholders that have enjoyed a great run with the stock thus far, there may be a couple reasons to lighten your Tesla holdings coming on the horizon.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Jobs, Debt Ceiling Hurts Stocks

The pending debt ceiling and poor jobs data hit stocks on the second day of the government shutdown. Jane Searle reports from the NYSE.


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