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May 15, 2014
06:34 EDTMCD, BKW, WEN, JACK, DNKN, SONCFast food workers to attempt international strike, NY Times says
Fast food workers plan to hold another strike across the U.S. today, but this time will attempt to broaden the strike to fast food restaurants in 30 other countries, according to The New York Times. The workers want their compensation raised to $15 per hour, the newspaper stated. Companies that could be affected by minimum wage increases include McDonald's (MCD), Burger King (BKW), Wendy's (WEN), Jack in the Box (JACK), Dunkin Donuts (DNKN), and Sonic Corporation (SONC). Reference Link
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September 30, 2014
08:12 EDTDNKNDunkin' Brands announces entry into Austria
Dunkin' Donuts announced that it has signed a master franchise agreement with M&D Restaurant Development GmbH to begin developing Dunkin' Donuts restaurants across Austria. The leaders of the franchise group have a wealth of retail and business experience in Austria. The master franchise agreement calls for the development of 25 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout Austria over the next five years, with an initial focus on the Vienna area.
07:55 EDTJACKJack in the Box price target raised to $75 from $66 at BofA/Merrill
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September 29, 2014
15:01 EDTMCDMcDonald's calls active on speculation of a large investor stake
McDonald's October weekly 95, 96 and 97 calls are active on total call volume of 34K contracts (5K) on speculation of a large investor stake. October weekly call option implied volatility is at 23, October is at 16, November is at 15, January is at 14; compared to its 26-week average of 15 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests trader’s takers taking positions for large price movement.
14:53 EDTMCDRumor: McDonald's moves up on speculation of a large investor stake
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09:30 EDTJACKJack in the Box price target raised to $80 from $68 at KeyBanc
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07:51 EDTDNKN, BKWDunkin' Brands CEO not worried about Tim Hortons-Burger King deal
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September 26, 2014
13:46 EDTMCDMcDonald's HQ evacuated after suspicious package found, Chicago Business reports
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September 23, 2014
14:07 EDTBKWTim Hortons aims to hire 5,000 team members across Canada
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11:46 EDTBKWBurger King, Tim Hortons say deal not affected by new tax laws, Reuters says
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10:54 EDTBKWStocks, analysts react to Treasury inversion crackdown
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09:13 EDTBKWOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:53 EDTBKWInversion regulations look more onerous than expected, says FBR Capital
FBR Capital says the new regulations announced last night by the Treasury and IRS contain appear more onerous than expected. FBR points out the proposed changes remove the ability of inverting companies to make "hopscotch loans" between the foreign and domestic subsidiaries. The firm believes the regulations will not end the practice of inversions, and it still expects completion of already announced deals.
September 22, 2014
18:20 EDTBKWSEC fines Wells Fargo Advisors $5M for not stopping inside trade, FT reports
The brokerage arm of Wells Fargo (WFC), Wells Fargo Advisors, was fined $5M by the SEC for not stopping an employee from trading on customer information ahead of the 2010 acquisition of Burger King (BKW), sometimes called “the sandwich deal," FT reports. Reference Link
September 19, 2014
07:31 EDTMCDMcDonald's dividend increase unfavorable, says Wells Fargo
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September 18, 2014
18:25 EDTWENOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
HIGHER: Concur (CNQR), up 19.5% after SAP (SAP) announced that it will acquire the company for $129 per share... Navidea Biopharmaceuticals (NAVB), up 9.8% after confirming FDA orphan designation for Lymphoseek... Molycorp (MCP), up 6.1% after Oaktree Capital reported a 9.1% passive stake in the company... JetBlue (JBLU), up 4.6% following CEO transition announcement... Wendy's (WEN), up 2.15% after Trian reported a 24.39% stake in the company... Sears Holdings (SHLD), up 2.6% after Fairholme Capital reported a 24% stake in the company... AMD (AMD), up 1% after announcing that it expanded an IP partnership with Synopsys (SNPS). DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Red Hat (RHT), down 3%... Oracle (ORCL), down 2.4% following first quarter earnings miss and CEO transition... Tibco Software (TIBX), down 5.5%. ALSO LOWER: Quest Resource (QRHC), down 13.4% after filing an automatic common stock and warrant shelf... Eagle Rock (EROC), down 4.5% after filing to sell 53.34M common units for limited partners... Chatham Lodging (CLDT), down 3.3% after filing to sell 5M shares of common stock... Glu Mobile (GLUU), down 2.3% after filing to sell 9.98M shares of common stock for holders... Blackstone Mortgage (BXMT), down 1.6% after filing to sell 8M shares of common stock.
17:19 EDTWENTrian reports 24.39% stake in Wendy's
17:00 EDTBKWCarrols Restaurant to buy 30 Burger King restaurants in North Carolina
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16:32 EDTMCDMcDonald's expects to return $18B-$20B to shareholders between 2014-2016
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16:31 EDTMCDMcDonald's raises quarterly dividend 5% to 85c per share
The dividend is payable on December 15 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 1.

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