Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:
Sears Holdings–Sears posted a wider than expected loss for the second quarter, with revenue shy of estimates as well. CEO Edward Lampert called the company's second quarter performance "unacceptable" and said that steps were being taken to correct the situation.
Hormel Foods–The company behind the Spam and Dinty Moore brands earned 78 cents per share for its third quarter, three cents above estimates, with revenue slightly ahead of forecasts. Hormel said the quarter was challenging for grocery products and specialty foods, but was strong in all its other segments.
Stage Stores–The retailer reported second quarter profit of 35 cents per share, well below estimates of 52 cents, with revenues also far short of consensus. Comparable store sales fell 4.2 percent, compared to the Thomson Reuters estimate of a 0.5 percent increase. Stage said the quarter was "challenging" but that an improvement in sales was evident towards the end of the quarter.