Buffalo Wild Wings– Raymond James downgraded the restaurant chain's shares to "outperform" from "strong buy", due to what it sees a poor demand environment for the restaurant industry in general.
Paychex —The payroll services provider reported fiscal first quarter profit of 44 cents per share, one cent above estimates.
Cisco Systems — CEO John Chambers will see his pay rise 80 percent to $21 million for 2013, according to an SEC filing.
Wells Fargo – The bank has agreed to an $869 million settlement with Freddie Mac over claims related to mortgages that it sold to the mortgage financing provider. The agreement includes a $780 million cash payment.
Walt Disney, DISH Network – The two sides agreed to a short term extension of their current carriage agreement, in hopes of working out a longer term deal.
Google – Google may be closer to settling its European Union antitrust case, with the EU's top competition regulator saying Google's latest offer to modify its search engine puts the case on track for a successful conclusion.
Amazon.com – The online retailer plans to hire 70,000 full time workers for the holiday season, up from last year's total of 50,000 workers.
JPMorgan Chase – A JPM insider has provided a large amount of information to the Justice Department's probe of mortgage securities sales at the bank, according to the Wall Street Journal. The report did not say who the insider was, or whether that insider is still employed at the bank.
Berkshire Hathaway – Berkshire will convert financial crisis-era warrants into shares of Goldman Sachs today. Under terms of the deal amended earlier this year, Berkshire will get about 13.1 million Goldman shares.
Wal-Mart – Wal-Mart is opening two new distribution centers that will fulfill online orders. One of the centers is in Fort Worth, Texas, the other in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Diamond Foods – The company reported fourth quarter profit of nine cents per share, excluding certain items, compared to forecasts for a breakeven quarter. However, it expects to face significant sales headwinds in the current quarter because of a smaller walnut supply and the relaunch of its Emerald brand.
Under Armour – JPMorgan Chase upgraded the athletic apparel maker's shares to "neutral" from "underweight", pointing to the increasing amount of department store space devoted to active wear.
H&R Block – Morgan Stanley upgraded the tax preparer's stock to "overweight" from "equalweight". The firm said the Affordable Care Act may have a positive influence on H&R Block's business.
Deckers Outdoor – Canaccord Genuity upgraded the maker of Ugg boots to "buy" from "hold".
—By CNBC's Peter Schacknow
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