McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) rounds out this month’s Top 5. By now you may have noticed that some of the hottest companies out there are those that cater to the U.S. bargain hunter. Spending by American consumers is picking up, but value is prized. And in fast food, no chain offers customers more bang for their buck than McDonald’s and its Dollar Menu.
It’s no wonder, then, that the company reported better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter, including 10% sales growth and 11% earnings growth. Looking head, management forecasts global January sales growth of 5.5% to 6.5%. With its sizeable 2.8% dividend yield, MCD remains a great buy for the long run.