187.80 +0.21 (0.11%)
After hours: 7:49PM EDT
|Bid||187.80 x 800|
|Ask||187.55 x 1100|
|Day's range||186.09 - 188.56|
|52-week range||124.23 - 221.93|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.68|
|PE ratio (TTM)||24.55|
|Earnings date||24 Jul 2020 - 28 Jul 2020|
|Forward dividend & yield||5.00 (2.67%)|
|Ex-dividend date||29 May 2020|
|1y target est||202.11|
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is a great stock to own, but the one area where it may be a bit underwhelming is its dividend. Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) is a drug manufacturer with sales all over the world. The New York-based company may not generate the level of long-term growth that you may expect from a top tech stock like Apple, but it can make for a stable, consistent dividend stock to hold in your portfolio.
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. President Donald Trump unleashed fury at Twitter Inc. this week for fact-checking him and putting a warning label on a message that seemed to invoke violence. But that anger has been channeled through his favorite medium -- Twitter itself -- which is likely to be good for the company’s business, despite Trump’s harangue.“Look at how much he uses Twitter,” said Rich Greenfield, an analyst at Lightshed Partners. “Advertisers want to be where eyeballs are, and people are turning to Twitter for this news.”For years the San Francisco-based company has been under pressure to enforce its content rules against Trump. This week, for the first time, the social network took action in two separate instances. First, it appended a fact-check label to two Trump posts that said mail-in voting would lead to fraud. Then, on Friday, Twitter added a warning filter to other tweets for violating its rules against promoting violence. The actions prompted retaliation from Trump, including more angry tweets and an executive order calling for social media regulations to change.Attention is Twitter’s most valuable asset. Though the company may be facing serious questions about its approach to troublesome content, its revenue comes from the ads it can slot between users’ posts -- the more posts, the more slots Twitter can make money from. During busier news cycles, such as elections and sports events, and even the coronavirus pandemic, new users tend to sign up and spend more time on their feeds. Trump has made Twitter more essential, since much of what the president says shows up on Twitter first.Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey’s job was threatened earlier this year -- not by Trump, but by Elliott Management, an activist investor that called for changes including boosting usage of the product, which is a fraction of Facebook’s size. The company in March reached an agreement with Elliott that set ambitious targets for daily active users, accelerated revenue growth and greater market share in digital advertising. Those goals seemed even tougher in late March, when Twitter slashed its quarterly sales forecast and warned of a loss because marketers were spending less during the economic slowdown caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.The summer Olympics and professional sports leagues may not be giving users a reason to tune in to Twitter right now, but Trump’s tussle with the company is its own kind of must-watch contest.“My guess is that the controversy spurs engagement, or at least doesn’t reduce engagement,” said Mark Mahaney, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets.What’s more, advertisers may appreciate Twitter taking a stronger position on misinformation and harmful content, even if the violator is the president. Advertisers don’t want their content to run alongside anything that could hurt the perception of their products -- a value known as “brand safety.”“Advertisers care about brand safety and truth, and from what I’ve seen, most brands support the actions that Twitter is taking,” said Pete Stein, CEO of Huge, an agency that represents brands including McDonald’s Corp. and Vanguard.That’s also set up a clearer contrast between the company and its social-media peers, most of which have been under fire for lax enforcement against offensive or inappropriate content. Twitter is the first to take action on Trump’s posts. On Facebook Inc.’s main app and Instagram, where Trump made the same posts, the messages remain online with no additional context from the company. Facebook has similar content policies, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg has decided his company should be especially hesitant to weigh in or take action on posts from political leaders.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) was one of the business surprises of the COVID-19 pandemic, and not necessarily in a good way. Longbow analyst Alton Stump said things weren't much better in April with same-store sales down 15%, but over the first three weeks of May they've improved to negative 5%, and he thinks the fast-food giant will rebound more quickly than its rivals. McDonald's will benefit, because it's centered around the drive-thru window, which generates about 70% of its business.
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As businesses in the U.S. start to reopen, some McDonalds workers are worried the fast-food chain isn’t doing enough to protect them and their families. Their lawyers have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging the burger giant is a “public nuisance.” It’s a strategy that’s been used in the past to try and shutter topless bars. The lawsuit isn’t seeking money, but wants to force McDonalds to supply adequate safety gear, such as face masks, as workers return to work. The employees claim that McDonald’s created unsafe workplace, posing a threat to community health. Workplace safety is typically under the jurisdiction of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration – or OSHA. But by focusing the lawsuit on the threat to the public, the employees are hoping to take their case outside of OSHA and into the courts. This comes as McDonald’s workers around the country have protested, demanding they be given safety gear at work. In Chicago, workers filed at least four complaints with OSHA, but - according to the lawsuit - the agency declined to inspect work sites. OSHA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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When looking at restaurant stocks, one could hardly find two more formidable fast-food empires than McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) and Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM). With almost 39,000 locations and over 50,000 locations, respectively, these mature businesses have moved beyond their high-growth phase.
Buying shares of Beyond Meat (NASDAQ: BYND) or McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) is a way to invest in an American classic: the burger. McDonald's reached a peak in annual revenue in 2014, then saw sales slip amid competition from popular fast-casual chains like Chipotle Mexican Grill and competitors with more of an upscale burger like Five Guys.
Fast food giant Taco Bell is ramping up hiring and announced today that it will be hiring 30,000 workers this summer.
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The summer travel season is a big revenue generator for U.S. airlines but the coronavirus threatens the carriers and risk assessment firm RapidRatings warns American Airlines is the most at risk of going bankrupt.
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States across the U.S. are beginning to reopen parts of their economies, and a surprising number of consumers are willing to visit restaurants as soon as they reopen, according to a new survey by Piper Sandler.
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If you've been waiting to get your hands on an Egg McMuffin, you might get your chance very soon. McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) will be restarting dining services as states ease COVID-19 restrictions, and the company has a whole lot to say about how franchises should operate in the new world of COVID-19. McDonald's has prepared a 59-page pamphlet for restaurant operators explaining the necessary changes for proper sanitizing.
With me on today's call are Marcelo Rabach, our Chief Executive Officer and Mariano Tannenbaum, our Chief Financial Officer. In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, we report certain non-financial -- non-GAAP financial results. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial results as compared with GAAP results, which can be found in the press release and audited financial statements filed today with the SEC on Form 6-K. Our discussion today excludes the results of the Venezuelan operation, both at the consolidated level as well as for the Caribbean division due to the country's ongoing macroeconomic volatility.