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$BSX's gross margin for 3Q15 rose to 71.5% from 70.2% in the previous year quarter, and that for 9 months ended Sept. 30, 2015 grew to 70.9% from 69.9%. The primary factor contributing to the increase was the positive impact of cost reductions as a result of its restructuring and other process improvement programs.
$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.