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McDonald’s Upgraded to “Conviction Buy” at Goldman Sachs (MCD)

Fast food king McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) on Tuesday saw its shares added to Goldman Sachs' prestigious "Conviction Buy" List.

The firm also set a $96 price target on MCD, which suggests a 17% upside to the stock's Monday closing price of $82.11.

Goldman noted it sees a total potential return of 20% for the stock when including its dividend. The analyst also cited MCD's strong same-store sales growth despite a weak macroeconomic backdrop in the U.S. and Europe as a big positive factor. The company is also gaining considerable market share.

McDonald's shares rose .69, or +0.8%, in premarket trading Tuesday.

The Bottom Line

We have been recommending shares of McDonald's ( MCD ) since Aug.12, 2009, when the stock was trading at $56.02. The company has a 2.97% dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of $82.11.

McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) is a "Highly Recommended" dividend stock, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars.

Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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