Will McDonald’s Increased Sales in the US, UK, And Russia Elate These Top Institutional Shareholders?

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) reported that global same-store sales were up 2.4% during November and up 2.5% in the United States, the latter driven by highly popular breakfast options such as a value menu and Cheddar Bacon and Onion sandwiches. In Europe, same-store sales were up 1.4% with strong showing from the United Kingdom, Russia and other markets, though Germany was weak. Japan had a growth of only 0.6% in same-store sales in the Asia, the Middle East and African markets due to their late purchase of McDonald’s.

Will McDonald’s Corp.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 637.821 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $90.93 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the nine largest positions in McDonald’s Corp. at the end of September 30th, 2012.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 50,137,937 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $4,600,155,720. This brought the portfolio total to 0.59%.

State Street Corp. held 49,068,131 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $4,502,001,019. This brought the portfolio total to 0.66%.

FMR LLC. held 43,962,180 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $4,033,530,015. This brought the portfolio total to 0.73%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 27,321,960 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,506,789,830. This brought the portfolio total to 0.57%.

Northern Trust Corp. held 17,222,532 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,580,167,311. This brought the portfolio total to 0.66%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 11,711,221 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,074,504,527. This brought the portfolio total to 0.39%.

Deutsche Bank AG held 10,820,884 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $992,816,107. This brought the portfolio total to 0.96%.

Blackrock Fund Advisors held 10,508,350 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $964,141,113. This brought the portfolio total to 0.44%.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust held 9,872,500 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $905,801,875. This brought the portfolio total to 5.23%.

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