Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:
Civeo—Jana Partners sold its 11.5 percent stake in the provider of housing for oil service workers. The stock had been in the news earlier this week, plunging after announcing a cut in spending and a weaker than expected profit forecast.
Yahoo—Yahoo is considering purchasing a cable channel or a network, according to a report in Business Insider.
Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts, and MGM Resorts—These casino stocks will be on watch Friday, following news that gaming revenue in Macau was down 30 percent in December compared to a year earlier. The three companies all operate casinos in the Chinese enclave.
General Motors—GM redeemed 156.1 million preferred shares at a cost of $3.9 billion in a move to trim expenses.
Bed Bath & Beyond—The retailer's stock was upgraded to "buy" from "hold" at Canaccord Genuity, which points to its view that the company had a strong holiday shopping season.
Cliffs Natural Resources—Cliffs has completed the sale of its Logan County coal assets in West Virginia To Coronado Coal for $174 million.
Linn Energy—Linn is the latest energy-related company to announce a cut in capital spending plans, due to the drop in oil prices. The company also cut its annual dividend to $1.25 per share from $2.90.