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For the week ended Dec. 5, the unadjusted advance number of actual initial claims under state programs was 384,481 compared to 262,628 initial claims in the prior week. The unadjusted number jumped by 46.4% or 121,853 from the previous week. The seasonal factors had expected an increase of 103,867 or 39.5% from the prior week.
$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.