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McD’s undershoots expectations with flat comps

McDonald’s continued to fall short of expectations during January, though domestic comparable-store sales pushed into positive territory.

Sales for U.S. units open at least 12 months increased year-over-year during January by 0.4 percent.  That compares with a 3.3-percent decline in comps for January 2014, when bad weather in many areas of the country kept consumers home.

Financial analysts had projected that McDonald’s domestic stores would gain more traction during the month, with many factoring an anticipated 1-percent gain into their financial modeling.

Results were worse for stores in many parts of the globe, pulling down global comps by 1.8 percent.

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