McDonald's to Post a Loss

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McDonald's (MCD ) shares fell after the burger giant said it will post a five cent to six cent fourth quarter loss, including an after-tax restructuring charge of $390 million. The company sees 25 cents to 26 cents earnings per share from operations, below analysts' expectations for 31 cents earnings per share from operations. McDonald's expects Brand McDonald's fourth quarter comparison sales trends to be lower than the first two months of the quarter. S&P reiterates hold. Salomon cut its estimates and target. Lehman upgraded.

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