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U.S. Day Ahead: Weak sales may hit McDonald's soaring stock

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 02:29

Apr 18 - McDonald's soaring shares could come under pressure when the company reports results. Top analysts are expecting a miss on weak sales.

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McDonald's shares may be hovering around an all time high but there is one thing that could put them under pressure earnings out the board the bell. According to top analyst at Oppenheimer the golden largest profits are likely to -- Reuters estimates by 2%. -- and -- falling US fails -- -- by over 1% in the first quarter volley you missed it by other big US consumer firms plus McDonald's tried to sell more value meals means lower profit margins. Analysts say McDonald's has quote little room for error. Trains planes and boy -- General Electric's energy and transport division are sex drive up profits -- Palmer reports earnings. The one big number to watch is its backlog of. -- last quarter than what was 210 billion dollars that was up from the third quarter analysts expect the numbers rise even further for the first quarter of 2013. And for rises that'll be really good news for GE means there's customers that are willing to wait in -- Energy East. Jet engines and turbines and other parts because they like the quality of the -- product. GE shares are up about 18% over the last year outperforming the broader S&P 500. Don't according to Morgan Stanley -- it's one thing that could spoil the party. It could be more sales competition from Japanese firms because of the weakening have. Channel and heads to the New York Stock Exchange SeaWorld entertainment owned by Blackstone prices Thursday night and trades Friday. The company could be valued up to 2.5 billion dollars it's betting on high demand offering an extra ten million shares analysts say it could be a hot stock given how well SeaWorld theme parks have held up. In the weak economy. The stock to watch is an apple you can't help but be transfixed by its daily fall from grace. It tumbled nearly 3% to close Andy at around 390 dollars it's now at the lowest level since mid December 2011 and this after Verizon numbers suggested an iPhone sales are slowing. But there isn't bright spot according to one of our Twitter followers. Nick Nicholas -- -- apple refused any good news its shortest by an apple is still long for most investors. Keep your thoughts coming apple reports earnings next week for more announcements check out when he would. We'll follow on Twitter at Reuters Insider and get more of our video that Reuters dot com slash British TV I'm -- mom this is writers.

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U.S. Day Ahead: Weak sales may hit McDonald's soaring stock

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 02:29