Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fast-food giant McDonald's (NYS: MCD) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at McDonald's and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Oak Brook, Ill. (1948)
CEO Donald Thompson (since July 2012)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$2.3 billion / $12.8 billion
Burger King Worldwide
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 5,980 members who have rated McDonald's believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
McDonald's is by far the strongest company in the quick service restaurant industry and is consistently the first mover. It has positioned itself as the industry leader, with the highest market capitalization. The firm also has a very strong balance sheet and has great executive leadership. Although input prices are rising, McDonald's has great buyer power.
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