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In 2Q17, $WMT's comp store inventory was down 6.5% and in-stock levels were up. On a constant currency basis, GMV grew 13% and e-commerce sales increased 11.8%. The US results were stronger than those in key international markets. This was due to growth in marketplace offering in the US, roll-out of online grocery and growth of pick-up in stores.
$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.