After a few quarters of same-store sales misses, investors have to be wondering whether McDonald's (NYSE: MCD ) is done as one of the best investments on the Dow. The company's 10-year performance is humbling and stands orders of magnitude higher than many competitors and broad exchanges. Yet uncharacteristic misses have become more the norm lately. Austin takes a look at the one big miss that hit McDonald's today, and why the long-term investor would do well to recognize the dynamic, but not necessarily run for the sell bottom. Current pressures are likely to be a blip in an otherwise long trajectory upwards.
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