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$AON, which competes with $MMC and $WSH, said its average diluted shares outstanding fell to 269.8MM during 2Q16 compared to $286.7MM in the prior year quarter, driven by the Company's repurchase of Class A ordinary shares in previous quarters. As of June 30, 2016, $AON had $3.3Bil of remaining authorization under its share repurchase program.
$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.