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Stocks to Watch: MCD, JPM, AAPL & More
CNBC.com | March 08, 2012 | 08:42 AM EST

Take a look at some of Thursday morning's early movers:

McDonald's - McDonald's reports February global same-store sales rose 7.5%, short of estimates of 8.3%. The breakdown by region: U.S. up 11.1% vs. estimates of up 8.7%, Europe up 4.0% vs. estimates of up 6.8%, APMEA (Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) up 2.4% vs. estimates of up 8.6%.

JPMorgan Chase - Morgan Stanley has raised its earnings estimate and price target for JPMorgan Chase, based on improved loan growth among other factors.

Apple - Goldman Sachs has raised its price target for Apple to $660 from $600.

The Buckle - The youth oriented retailer reported fourth quarter profit of $1.18 per share, four cents above analyst estimates. That performance came as same-store sales improved along with online sales, though profit margins did slip.

Williams-Sonoma - The household products retailer earned $1.17 a share for the fourth quarter, four cents above estimates, on better than expected sales. It also says chief financial officer Sharon McCollam will retire on March 16.

Smithfield Foods - The largest U.S. hog and pork producer earned 69 cents a share for the fourth quarter, excluding certain items, three cents above estimates. Its results, however, were hurt by higher raw material costs.

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