McDonald's, Starbucks and defense industry mainstays report earnings. December home sales likely move homebuilders. Chipotle shakes off weak pre-announcement.
McDonald's, Taco Bell, Chipotle are hesitant to raise menu prices despite the expected increase in commodity costs.
Stocks are mixed as earnings season begins in earnest with some of the country's largest financial institutions reporting fourth-quarter results.
Shares of the Mexican food chain fall after weaker than expected earnings forecast, yet a few analysts remain positive.
Boston Scientific is upgraded to 'outperform,' and ARM Holdings is downgraded to 'equal weight.'
These companies are especially vulnerable in this volatile market.
The fast-food chain can't live with dollar menu items, but perhaps it can't live without them either.
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