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$SBUX's operating margin for FY15 rose to 18.8% from 18.7% in the previous year. The operating margin expansion was primarily driven by sales leverage, partially offset by impact of ownership change in Starbucks Japan and increased salaries and benefits due to increased store partner (employee) investments.
$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.