Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell on Wednesday:
General Mills —The food producer earned 53 cents per share for its latest quarter, matching estimates. Revenues were above consensus, but its full year projection is slightly below Street forecasts. Sales are improving, although the company is facing higher raw material costs and consumer resistance to higher pricing.
Apollo Group — The for-profit education provider reporting fiscal third quarter profit of $1.05 per share, excluding certain items, 20 cents above estimates. Revenue came up short of consensus, as did full year revenue projections mostly, but Apollo did raise its yearly operating income projection.
Smith & Wesson —The company reported fiscal fourth quarter profit of 44 cents per share, excluding certain items, matching estimates. Revenue beat consensus, as did the gun maker's current quarter revenue and income projections. Anticipation of new gun control laws has helped boost the company's sales, especially among first-time buyers.
Las Vegas Sands— Chief financial officer Kenneth Kay is leaving that job as of July 31, although he will assist the company during a six month transition. It is not known whether Kay was fired or resigned.