BP started the parade of earnings earlier on Tuesday, when it reported a jump in third-quarter operating cash flow and hiked its dividend. This was despite lower oil prices and a steep drop in contributions from Russia due to the depreciating ruble.
Twitter shares dropped sharply in after-hours trading after the social-media giant reported third-quarter revenue that misses expectations.
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However, shares of Regal Entertainment Group rocketed 17 percent in after-hours trade after the U.S.'s largest theatre chain said it was considering a sale. Regal said it had hired a Morgan Stanley to assist in the review process, and also reported a steep drop in its third-quarter profit.
Meanwhile, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter, after rumors that sales fell last month caused shares to drop 5 percent on Monday.
"Article in @WSJ re Tesla sales is incorrect. September was a record high WW and up 65% year-over-year in North America," Musk tweeted.
Correction: Companies posting third-quarterearnings on Tuesday include Facebook, Pfizer, Verizon, UnitedTechnologies and IntuitiveSurgical.