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Due to continued volatility in some regions and strong 1H16 performance, $WHR has adjusted its margin expectations. For 2016, $WHR expects margins in North America to be 12-12.5% and Latin America to be 7-7.5%. In Europe, margins expectations have decreased to 5-6% due to negative currency impacts. In Asia, margins are expected to be 7-8%.
$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.