Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell Wednesday:
Dean Foods—The diary distributor declined in early New York trading after BB&T Capital Markets downgraded its shares to hold from buy.
EBay—The online auctioneer slipped after JPMorgan and Jefferies downgraded its shares.
Avis Budget—The car rental company's shares extended Tuesday's swoon, after the company's chief financial officer warned on year-end costs and profits.
Johnson & Johnson—The pharmaceutical company fell in early New York trading after Bernstein Research downgraded its shares to market-perform
MasterCard—The payment processor remained mildly lower after Sterne initiated coverage with a buy recommendation.
Sarepta Therapeutics—The developer of an experimental Ebola treatment climbed in the wake of the first reported case in the United States of the deadly disease. Tekmira Pharmaceuticals—a Canadian biotech also involved with efforts to come up with an Ebola treatment, also gained.
Tyson Foods —The poultry distributor gained in pre-market trading after Credit Suisse upgraded its shares to neutral from under-perform.
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