Reporting premarket Wednesday McDonald's ( MCD) ($92.26) beat EPS estimates by five cents earning $1.38 per share. MCD rebounded to $93.75 on Wednesday. The stock still has a buy rating with my monthly value level at $80.05 with a weekly pivot at $92.56 and semiannual risky level at $96.07.

Reporting premarket Wednesday United Technologies ( UTX) ($86.95) beat EPS estimates by 27 cents earning $1.29 per share. UTX set a new 52-week high at $88.38 on Wednesday. The stock still has a buy rating with my quarterly value level at $80.70 with a weekly pivot at $87.72 and annual risky levels at $88.74 and $90.05.

To review my scorecard for earlier earnings reports for the Q4 earnings season refer to my Wednesday post, Earnings Roll, and the Beats Go On .

At the time of publication the author held no positions in any of the stocks mentioned.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.
Richard Suttmeier has an engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a master of science from Brooklyn Poly. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1972 trading U.S. Treasury securities in the primary dealer community. In 1981 he formed the Government Bond Department at LF Rothschild and helped establish that firm as a primary dealer in 1986. Richard began writing market research in 1984 and held positions as market strategist at firms such as Smith Barney, William R Hough, Joseph Stevens, and Rightside Advisors. He joined in 2008 producing newsletters covering the U.S. capital markets, and a universe of more than 7,000 stocks. Richard employs a "buy and trade" investment strategy and can be reached at

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