Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:
Alcoa —The former Dow component reported fiscal second quarter profitof 18 cents per share, six cents above estimates, with revenue above consensus as well. The aluminum producer's cost-cutting efforts of the past few years were among key factors benefiting the bottom line.
Container Store–Container Store lost seven cents per share for the first quarter, excluding certain items, one cent more than analysts had anticipated. The retailer's full-year profit and revenue projections are also below Street estimates, with CEO Kip Tindell saying the factors impacting the company's results are more than just weather and calendar issues.
Bob Evans–The food producer reported quarterly profit of 48 cents per share, excluding certain items, beating estimates by five cents. However, its sales were short of estimates after dropping more than expected, and the company cut its earnings guidance for the year, citing weather and remodeling efforts as a drag on sales over the last few quarters. Activist investor Sandell Asset Management has been pushing for the company to separate its BEF Foods unit and buy back shares.