Top 5 Blue-Chip Stocks for January

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Top 5 Blue-Chip Stocks for January

McDonald’s

mcdonalds logo Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks for JanuaryMcDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) is an institution in the fast-food industry, but this company is doing anything but sitting on its laurels. In the past month, this company has switched out one of its major egg suppliers and announced a $400 million plan to upgrade its restaurants with flat-screen TVs, padded seats and wooden tables.

All of these developments have clearly paid off — management recently announced that McDonald’s global same-store sales boomed 7.4% in November. Even in the U.S., sales rose 6.5% — according to management, the McCafe Peppermint Mocha succeeded in bringing in customers looking for an inexpensive holiday treat. In Europe, McDonald’s also brought in a 6.5% gain. All of these figures easily topped the 4.2% sales growth forecast by Street analysts. McDonald’s is living proof that an “old dog” can learn new tricks, and I’m excited to see what other changes this company announces.


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