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Options exchange $CBOE said its BoD has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.23 per share payable on March 18 to holders of record on March 4. BoD also raised the share repurchase authorization by $100MM effective immediately, and this will be added to the about $57.5MM of availability remaining under existing authorization through Dec. 31.
$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.