Tiffany & Co. posted quarter results that missed expectations Thursday, pushing shares of the jewelry retailer lower in premarket trading.» Read More
Toll Brothers said orders have risen 16 percent so far in the quarter started August, indicating that the housing recovery is gathering steam.
Salesforce.com reported better-than-expected earnings on Thursday and again raised its revenue forecast for the full year.
HP shares were choppy after it reported that sales fell 8 percent year over year, hit by continued struggles in its legacy business.
Sears reported a profit thanks to a one-off gain from the sale of stores, but the struggling retailer's sales continued to decline.
Target delivered quarterly earnings and revenue that beat expectations. "They are refocusing on the core business," retail analyst Joseph Feldman says.
Lowe's delivered quarterly earnings that fell short of analysts' expectations on Wednesday.
Glencore has posted a 29 percent fall in first-half earnings on sliding metal and oil prices.
Carlsberg reported second-quarter operating profit below expectations, hit by a market decline in Eastern Europe.
Wal-Mart Stores reported quarterly earnings that fell short of analysts' expectations on Tuesday, and the retailer cut its full-year guidance.
Home Depot reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly same-store sales, helped by a recovery in the U.S. housing market.
J.C. Penney reported a 2.7 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher sales in its home goods, jewelry, and at the Sephora departments.
News Corp. shares traded higher in after-hours trading after the company beat EPS estimates and announced a dividend.
India unit reports a 20 percent slide in second-quarter sales, after its Maggi noodles were pulled off shelves due to safety concerns.
German industrial group reports jump of more than a third in its operating profit, driven by its elevators and European steel units.
Macy's delivered quarterly earnings and revenue that fell short of analysts' expectations.
Alibaba delivered quarterly earnings that topped analysts' expectations on Wednesday, but revenue was light.
German consumer goods group Henkel reported a 14 percent increase in second-quarter sales and core profit.
G4S met expectations with a 5 percent rise in first-half adjusted operating profit and said productivity improvements would continue to feed through in the second half.
Germany's top utility E.ON has called for a clear political framework for its loss-making gas- and coal-fired power plants.
Three key points to watch when Alibaba reports quarterly numbers before Wednesday's stock market open.