Yelp– Stifel also began coverage of Yelp with a "buy" rating, saying it has enhanced local business discovery and is much more than an online directory.
Dish Network – Barclays downgraded the satellite TV service provider's shares to "equal weight" from "overweight", saying the stock is now fully priced following a 15 percent run-up since late July.
Sony – The company's new PlayStation 4 videogame console is released today, with rival Microsoft out with its new Xbox One next week.
Applied Materials –The company posted fiscal fourth quarter profit of 19 cents per share, excluding certain items, one cent above estimates, with revenue in line with expectations. The maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment saw more customers build new facilities as they ramp up production of advanced components.
Exxon Mobil – The world's largest oil company is the latest new investment from Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway, with a quarterly filing showing a new 40.1 million share stake in the oil giant. At the same time, Berkshire cut its stake in ConocoPhillips to 13.5 million shares from 24.2 million the prior quarter.
Agilent — Agilent earned 81 cents per share, excluding certain items, for its fourth quarter, beating estimates by five cents. However, the maker of electronic testing equipment did predict current quarter profit below Street consensus.
Kimberly-Clark – Kimberly-Clark will pursue a spinoff of the company's health care business. The consumer products maker said such a move would create a standalone publicly traded health care company with about $1.6 billion in annual sales.
Nordstrom – The retailer reported third quarter profit of 69 cents per share, beating estimates by three cents. However, expenses rose, and the retailer's anniversary sales – which took place in the prior quarter – did not generate as much sales growth as expected.
Apple- A new filling shows investor Carl Icahn owned about 3.88 million Apple shares at the end of September, after saying he owned just over 4.7 million shares in a publicly disclosed letter to CEO Tim Cook on October 24.
Comcast – Comcast plans to sell movies through its set top boxes as well as its Xfinity TV website, according to a Dow Jones report. Comcast is the parent of NBCUniversal, which owns CNBC.
WPX Energy – WPX will form a limited partnership representing interests in natural gas properties in Colorado, and will offer units in that partnership to the public in the first half of next year.
—By CNBC's Peter Schacknow
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