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Link: McDonald’s Sets Up for a Longer-Term Value Play

Stephanie Link, Co-Portfolio Manager of Action Alerts Plus, says McDonald’s is the latest pick in her blog, LinkOnTheStreet, due to many fundamental factors, it is not a short-term trade.

Stephanie Link, Co-Portfolio Manager of Action Alerts Plus, says McDonald’s is the latest pick in her blog, LinkOnTheStreet, due to many fundamental factors, it is not a short-term trade. While MCD works on fixing North America and other top-line issues, management has a plan in place to return cash to shareholders. Link believes there is a good chance the company raises its dividend on September 25 and the 3.5% dividend yield is secure. China and Russia should be watched closely, but Link says that the problems there are not specific to MCD and it is a small percentage of operating income. She believes it won’t takemuch for the company to turn around once visibility improves.

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