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$AFL expects operating diluted EPS of $6.17-6.41 for 2016, assuming 2015 average exchange rate of 120.99 yen to the dollar. If the yen averages 105-115 yen to the dollar for 2Q16, company would expect EPS in 2Q16 to be about $1.55-1.82. $AFL plans to repurchase about $1.4Bil of shares in 2016, with the majority in 1H16.
$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.