Analysts: McD comps grew in May, but margins may have eroded

OAK BROOK Ill. McDonald’s same-store sales gains for May should fall close to the burger giant’s 2-percent increase for April, but profit margins were eroded by the promotional giveaway of new fried chicken sandwiches and the impact of commodity costs, particularly on Dollar Menu sales, according to forecasts from financial analysts.

McDonald’s is scheduled to release its May same-store sales results on Monday.

RBC Capital Markets forecast McDonald'

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