Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell on Friday:
Darden - The parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster said it expects to see third-quarter earnings of between $1 a share and $1.02 a share, against current Wall Street expectations for $1.12 a share, citing increased payroll taxes and rising gasoline prices.
Abercrombie & Fitch - The apparel retailer posted earnings of $2.21 a share, easily topping expectations by 25 cents a share, while revenue fell slightly short of estimates. Meanwhile, the firm handed in full-year 2013 earnings guidance that missed expectations. In addition, the company increased its quarterly dividend to 20 cents a share from 17.5 cents a share.
General Motors - The U.S. automaker said it would invest nearly $7.3 billion in its South Korean unit over the next five years, in an effort to increase its presence in the country.
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