SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

September 03, 2010 16:00 ET

Analyst Research on Burger King (NYSE: BKC), McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), Wendy's (NYSE: WEN), Sonic (NYSE: SONC) and Many More Available Free at

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TORONTO--(Marketwire - September 3, 2010) - The Bedford Report is pleased to announce that its latest Market Update analyzing recent news and events on Burger King Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BKC), McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD), Wendy's Arby's Group Inc. (NYSE: WEN) & Sonic Corporation (NYSE: SONC) has been released.

After struggling through the recession, Burger King (BKC) recently announced that they have agreed to be taken over by investment firm 3G Capital in a deal valuing Burger King at $4 billion. Prior to the announcement, BKC shares were trading at roughly the same level as when the company went public in 2006. The offer of $24 a share represents a 46 percent increase over the closing price prior to initial reports of the deal.

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Industry giant McDonald's has been outperforming the competition. While Burger King ended flat since 2006, McDonald's has more than doubled in share price over the same period of time. Sales have grown consistently for all months, with the company most recently announcing that global comparable sales were up 7% in July. The largest gains in sales for the worldwide powerhouse, coming in at 10.1%, were for the Middle East and Africa. The analyst consensus rating for McDonald's is still a Buy, as sales growth and a high return on equity are expected to continue.

Other companies in the Restaurant Industry that appear to be attractive as potential buyouts include Wendy's and Sonic. Get the full Analyst Research on all of these companies at has not been compensated by any of the above mentioned companies. We act as an independent research portal and are aware that all investment entails inherent risks.

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