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Todd Vencil of Sterne Agee probes on the wallboard price being down sequentially. $EXP said it was mostly due to regional mix. There was a little bit of product mix, selling more half inch than five-eight. As far as regional mix, $EXP's lowest price in the country is southeast. So majority had to do with market mix and second product mix.
$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.