Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell on Thursday:
ConAgra — The company reported fiscal fourth quarter profit of 60 cents per share, excluding certain items, a cent above estimates. Revenue was essentially in line with consensus. The food producer said it is benefiting from its Ralcorp acquisition, but is facing some profit headwinds in its commercial foods segment.
Merck —The drug giant is selling a manufacturing business and options on 11 products to Aspen Group in a $1 billion deal.
McCormick — The spice maker reported quarterly profit of 61 cents per share, excluding certain items, in line with estimates. Revenue was also in line, but the company lowered its full year earnings estimate to reflect weakness in its industrial markets.
Winnebago —The recreational vehicle maker's third quarter profit of 27 cents per share was in line with estimates, with revenue checking in well above consensus. Net income nearly doubled from a year ago, thanks to increased sales volume and fewer incentives.
Bed Bath & Beyond —The home retail chain reported fiscal first quarter profit of 93 cents per share, in line with estimates, with revenue also in line. The retailer has been reporting improved profits in prior quarters, though profit did slip slightly this time around.