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$SYK's MedSurg sales for 2015 rose 3% as reported and 6.2% in constant currency, as FX negatively impacted sales by 3.2%. Excluding 1.7% impact of acquisitions, sales grew 4.5% in constant currency, including 4.8% from higher unit volume and changes in product mix. The rise was led by higher shipments of medical and instruments products.
$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.