Dow Dividend Checkup: McDonald's

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McDonald's is a nice combination of growth and income for investors. In 2011, its total shareholder return of 34.7% made it the No. 1 stock in the Dow. Its current yield compares very well with the average for all Dow companies, and also all of its competitors. This is a great business that should outperform over the next five years.

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