Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell on Thursday:
McDonald's - The fast-food chain reported July same-store sales that climbed 0.7 percent, edging past expectations for a gain of 0.3 percent, as stronger-than-expected sales in the U.S. helped offset weakness in Europe.
Costco Wholesale - The wholesale retailer posted July same-store sales that rose 4 percent, but still missed expectations, hurt by a stronger dollar.
L Brands - The parent company of Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works posted same-store sales that rose 3 percent in July and lifted its second quarter earnings guidance to 60 cents a share from 50 cents to 55 cents a share.
Beam - The premium-branded distilled spirits producer posted earnings of 64 cents a share, excluding one-time items, on sales of $638 million, beating expectations for 60 cents a share on sales of $629 million.