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3 Reasons to Buy Arcos Dorados

In an effort to provide investors with a balanced perspective, we're presenting both sides of the investing coin and looking at three reasons to both buy and sell some of the market's most popular stocks. In today’s edition, Austin discusses Arcos Dorados (NYSE: ARCO  ) , and gives investors three reasons to buy McDonald’s Latin American arm. Overall economic data dropped the stock price to $15, near its 52-week low, despite consistent growth within the company. This bodes well considering the company predicts impressive 25% top-line growth over the next five years. And the McDonald’s brand continues to dominate in the fast-food industry. For the long-term investor who doesn't mind a little risk, the reward here could be enormous.

If you like the idea of investing in the high-growth Latin American market, but aren't sold on Arcos, there is one stock that could do even better. In fact, it's been named The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2012. Our chief investment officer has called it his favorite company for the year. To access the report before the rest of the market catches on, click here -- it's absolutely free.

Austin Smith owns shares of McDonald's. The Motley Fool owns shares of Arcos Dorados, McDonald's, and Starbucks. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Arcos Dorados, McDonald's, Starbucks, and Yum! Brands. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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  • Report this Comment On July 13, 2012, at 5:51 PM, tokelau wrote:

    Bought ARCO in the low twenties because I used to have faith in the Fool. Austin Smith looks like a decent boy, but exactly that, a boy. I advise strongly against putting your people on screen, they were more convincing off screen. Relentless touting a stock all the way almost 50% south doesn't sound smart to me.

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