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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell on Friday:
Morgan Stanley – The investment firm earned 50 cents per share, excluding certain items, well above estimates of 40 cents, with revenue beating consensus as well. Morgan Stanley's results were helped by investment banking and equity trading, among other segments.
Baker Hughes – The oilfield services company earned 90 cents per share for the third quarter excluding items, three cents above estimates, with revenue beating consensus as well.
Schlumberger– The company earned $1.29 per share for the third quarter, excluding certain items, beating estimates by five cents, and also scored a top-line beat. Like rival Baker Hughes, Schlumberger benefited from increased international business, even as U.S. offshore drilling remained stagnant.
LabCorp – The medical services provider reported quarterly profit of $1.80 per share, matching Street estimates. Separately, it announced an additional $1 billion share buyback program, and that chief financial officer Brad Hayes will retire next year.
SunTrust – The bank reported third quarter profit of 66 cents per share, three cents short of estimates, while revenue was below consensus as well. SunTrust was hurt by an industry-wide drop in mortgage refinancing activity.
Amazon.com – UBS upgraded Amazon shares to "buy" from "neutral", citing what it calls a "bullish secular backdrop" for Amazon's multi-channel commerce model.
Align Technology – The maker of Invisalign invisible braces reported third quarter profit of 42 cents per share, well above estimates of 30 cents, and its current quarter forecasts are above consensus as well. Shipments of the product were up 16 percent in the third quarter compared to a year earlier.
Google – The search giant reported third quarter profit of $10.74 per share, excluding certain items, topping estimates of $10.34. Revenue also beat estimates, thanks in part to an expansion in Google's mobile ad business.
Chipotle Mexican Grill – Chipotle reported third quarter profit of $2.66 per share, short of the $2.78 consensus estimate, but revenue topped estimates. The restaurant chain saw a jump in customer traffic over a year earlier, and said it would raise menu prices by three to five percent next year.
Capital One – Capital One earned $1.86 per share for the third quarter, six cents above estimates, with revenue topping consensus as well. The credit card issuer set aside $849 million to cover credit card defaults, 16 percent less than it had in the year-ago period.
Intuitive Surgical – Intuitive beat estimates by 49 cents with third quarter profit of $3.99 per share, but revenue of $499 million was well short of the $526 million consensus analyst estimate. The maker of surgical products is feeling the impact of concerns over its da Vinci surgical robots.
CF Industries – CF more than doubled its quarterly dividend, with the nitrogen fertilizer producer raising the payout to $1 per share from 40 cents. Separately, CF and other fertilizer producers like Mosaic, and Agrium could see some interest today after Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara said it would consider making a major investment in the United States.
Las Vegas Sands – The company earned 82 cents per share for the third quarter, six cents above estimates, with revenue topping consensus as well. Results were helped by significant growth at the company's Macau resorts. The casino operator also raised its quarterly dividend to 50 cents per share from 35 cents.
Advanced Micro Devices - AMD reported third quarter profit of four cents per share, excluding certain items, two cents above estimates. However, investors are focusing on the six percent decline in semiconductors designed for personal computers.
Activision, Electronic Arts , Take-Two Interactive— Videogame stocks may benefit from NPD Group's latest report showing videogame industry sales rose 27 percent in September, helped by soaring sales of Take-Two's new Grand Theft Auto V game.
—By CNBC's Peter Schacknow
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