Mickey D's not only has mad expansion in China and mega-success in Russia, it is the kind of monster Co that inspires confidence. The dividend is just a bonus.
The Co's ability to adjust its menu and cater to local tastes is key. Here in Hawaii, McDonald's sells saimin and fruit punch. The adaptability will serve all well overseas, too.
Pupule says: Buy small. At 56.19, MCD is below its 10-day SMA, still consolidating since making a nice run after the increased dividend announcment.