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Scott Mlyn | CNBC

Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell Thursday:

Bank of America—The financial giant gained in early New York trading after UBS upgraded its shares to buy from neutral.

Constellation BrandsThe beverage maker fell after reporting second-quarter sales below expectations.

DirecTVThe digital-entertainment provider rose after inking a $12 billion pact to continue showing National Football Games on Sunday.

HanesbrandsThe apparel company rose in pre-market trading after Credit Suisse initiated coverage of its shares with an outperform rating.

JetBlue AirwaysThe carrier's shares gained after Raymond James upgraded its shares to market perform from underperform.

JPMorgan Chase The bank declined after UBS downgraded its shares to neutral from buy.


MicrosoftThe software giant edged higher after FBN Securities initiated coverage with an outperform rating.

Pandora MediaThe online-music provider rose after Topeka Capital Markets upgraded its shares to buy from hold.

Tesla MotorsThe electric-car maker climbed after saying it would introduce a new product next week.

Time WarnerThe media and entertainment company was little moved after Topeka Capital Markets upgraded its shares to hold from sell.

TwitterThe social-media company gained after J.P. Morgan upgrades its shares to overweight from neutral.

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