By YCharts: Starbucks (SBUX) blasted past McDonald's (MCD) so far this year, and edged out YUM (YUM), but are these caffeinated gains a sign of more to come, or will Starbucks' shares slow down? (click to enlarge)
Starbucks (SBUX) is trading at $51.52 versus last night at $46.62 when the company reported strong fourth quarter results, and a dividend increase. The company increased its dividend from $0.17 to $0.21 to be paid in December. Excluding gains that included the sale of corporate real estate, the company posted fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $0.46 versus consensus of $0.45.
By Dividend Growth Investor:McDonald's Corporation (MCD), together with its subsidiaries, franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants primarily in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.
Dividend Growth Investor submits:McDonald’s Corporation (MCD), together with its subsidiaries, operates as a worldwide foodservice retailer. It franchises and operates McDonald’s restaurants that offer various food items, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages.
By John R. Conway:Over the last sixty days Yum Brands Inc. (YUM) has been up over 11.7% and is still at an all-time high. I recently came across an article on the web that Taco Bell will now be serving breakfast and this got me thinking about Yum Brands.
Starbucks (SBUX) plans to triple its presence in China over the next three years, following McDonald's (MCD) and YUM! Brands (YUM) as domestic markets start to saturate. The move shows Starbucks' need to keep revenue growth moving if it hopes to maintain a relatively lofty valuation. Starbucks' PE is well above McDonald's PE and YUM's ...
Kurtis Hemmerling submits: As a kid, I loved McDonald’s (MCD) hamburgers and french fries. As an adult, I appreciate how they have adapted their menu to offer a range of hot caffeinated beverages and healthier food choices when grabbing a quick snack.