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$T 2Q15 Call: Expects stand-alone free cash flow excluding any impact from DIRECTV in $12Bil range or better, including operational and capital impacts from Mexican acquisitions. Dividends totaled $2.4Bil, giving a free cash flow to dividend payout ratio of 55% for 2Q15 and about 67% YTD. Net debt to adjusted EBITDA ratio was 2.15, same as 1Q15.
$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.