Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell on Friday:
BlackBerry – The beleaguered smartphone maker posted a second-quarter loss that was slightly less than Wall Street estimates, but still massive – excluding items, BlackBerry lost 47 cents a share on revenue of $1.57 billion. Despite Fairfax Financial riding to its rescue with a $4.7 billion dollar buyout bid earlier this week, the company continues to be dogged by doubts about its long-term prospects.
J.C. Penney – The struggling retailer priced an 84 million share secondary offering at $9.65 per share, which the company is using to help boost its financial position. J.C. Penney said it expects to end the year with $1.3 billion in cash, excluding the proceeds of the stock sale.
Lumber Liquidators — A report by The Associated Press says the hardwood company's offices have been searched by federal authorities, yet no word on why or when this took place. The stock is down by 7 percent before-the-bell.
McDonald's — Want a salad with that burger? The fast food giant is moving to offer healthy options on its wildly popular value meals, as part of an effort to address rampant obesity. The plan would let customers choose fruit, salad or vegetables instead of fries.