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Analyst Robert McEwen Willoughby asks if $LH's latest acquisition Sequenom will add to earnings in the first year itself. CEO David King says the company expects it to be accretive in the first year, though not materially in year one. "We expect longer term that it will be a significant contributor to earnings growth," he says.
$MCD stock rose more than 2% after it posted better than expected 3Q16 results, driven by global same-store sales growth. Meanwhile, earnings and revenue were lower than last year, hurt by refranchising efforts.
$RAI has received a $47 billion take over offer from British tobacco giant British American Tobacco! This is huge!
No better outlook on $MSFT. Even if the results beat a bit, the stock may move 4 to 6% higher, but won't go above $60.