Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell on Friday:
Darden Restaurants - The parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster posted earnings of $1.02 a share, excluding one-time items, missing expectations by a penny a share, while revenue was in line with estimates at $2.3 billion. In addition, the company increased its quarterly dividend by 10 percent to 55 cents a share.
Carmax - The used-car retailer posted earnings of 64 cents a share on revenue of $3.31 billion, easily topping expectations for 53 cents a share on sales of $2.81 billion.
Morgan Stanley - The banking giant received final regulatory approval to purchase the remaining 35 percent interest in Morgan Stanley Smith Barney from Citigroup. The closing is expected to take place by the end of the month.