McDonald's Is Not Clowning Around With Superbugs

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Shares of McDonald’s have soared around 127% since setting a five-year low of US$83.02 in December 2014. Over the past year, the company’s stock increased more than 29.5% after reaching a high of US$188.51, set at the end of November, according to the IBKR Trader Workstation.

In the meantime, over the past five years, Yum Brands’ (NYSE: YUM) – operator of chains such as Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut – has seen a stock rise of roughly 96.6%, while Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has fallen about 37.6%.

In intraday trading Wednesday, McDonald’s shares were quoted up over 0.3% to US$184.20, Yum Brands’ stock surged nearly 1.5% on the day to US$91.15, while Chipotle’s shares had tumbled around -0.3% to US$471. 

The S&P 500 was up around 1.75% to 2683 intraday Wednesday.

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