Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:
Hilton Worldwide–The hotel operator reported adjusted quarterly profit of 25 cents per share, 2 cents above estimates, with revenue essentially in line. Hilton also said comparable property revenue per available room—a key hotel industry metric—should rise between 4.5 percent and 6.5 percent for the current quarter.
Anthem–The health insurer beat estimates by 33 cents with adjusted quarterly profit of $3.10 per share, with revenue also above estimates. The company—which recently announced a deal to buy Cigna—also increased its projected full year enrollment growth for medical insurance.
Eaton–The power management company earned an adjusted $1.16 per share for its latest quarter, 2 cents above estimates, but revenue was short of analyst forecasts. Eaton's results were hurt by a strong dollar as well as what it calls weaker conditions in most of its markets. The company also announced a restructuring and cut its full-year guidance.
Garmin–The maker of GPS and wearable fitness devices missed estimates by 6 cents with quarterly profit of 72 cents per share, although revenue was above forecasts despite an eight percent hit from a stronger dollar. Garmin said unfavorable currency impact will continue to be a factor for the remainder of the year.
Northrop Grumman–The defense contractor earned an adjusted $2.47 per share for its latest quarter, 11 cents above estimates, though revenue was slightly below forecasts. The company did raise its full-year earnings outlook.
General Dynamics–The company came in 21 cents above estimates with quarterly profit of $2.27 per share, while revenue also beat forecasts. The defense contractor also raised its full-year forecast as competitor Northrop Grumman did.
Altria–The tobacco producer earned an adjusted 74 cents per share for its latest quarter, 3 cents above estimates. Revenue exceeded forecasts, and Altria also raised its full-year guidance and announced a new $1 billion share repurchase program.
GlaxoSmithKline–The drug maker beat estimates on both the top and bottom lines, overcoming a slump in sales of lung drug Advair and a drop in profit margins.
Hess–The oil giant reported an adjusted loss of 52 cents per share, smaller than the 73 cents Wall Street was projecting, and revenue came in well above estimates. Analysts had thought the drop in crude oil prices would push revenue down 56 percent, but the drop was limited to 46 percent.
Twitter–Twitter beat estimates by three cents with adjusted quarterly profit of seven cents per share, with revenues well above estimates as well. However, user growth figures proved disappointing to investors, sending its shares sharply lower.
Gilead Sciences–Gilead reported adjusted quarterly profit of $3.15 per share, outdistancing estimates of $2.71. Revenue also came in well above Street forecasts, with the drug maker benefiting from increased sales of hepatitis C treatments. Gilead also raised its full-year outlook.
Yelp–Yelp lost 2 cents per share for its latest quarter, disappointing investors who had expected a one cent per share profit, although revenue was slightly above estimates. The consumer review website also gave a lower than expected forecast for current quarter revenue, amid increasing competition.
Express Scripts–The company beat estimates by 4 cents with adjusted quarterly profit of $1.44 per share, though revenue missed analyst forecasts. The pharmacy benefits manager did raise its full-year earnings forecast.
Buffalo Wild Wings–Buffalo Wild Wings fell short of estimates by 14 cents with quarterly profit of $1.12 per share, and revenue also came in below expectations. The restaurant chain was hurt by rising costs for chicken wings, even as same store sales rose, and the company lowered its full year earnings growth forecast.
Citrix Systems-Citrix reported adjusted quarterly profit of $1 per share, 18 cents above estimates, and revenue also beat forecasts. However, the software producer also gave a disappointing earnings and revenue outlook for the current quarter, and announced that longtime Chief Executive Officer Mark Templeton would retire.
Akamai Technologies–Akamai fell a penny short of estimates with adjusted quarterly profit of 57 cents per share, while revenue scored a small beat. The distributor of online content said a stronger dollar would hurt its revenue and profit going forward, and its outlook for the current quarter falls below Street estimates.
Panera Bread–Panera reported adjusted quarterly profit of $1.61 per share, 2 cents shy of estimates, and revenue for the restaurant chain also fell short. However, Panera did say sales are accelerating following adjustments to speed up its service.
Procter & Gamble–P&G appointed David Taylor as chief executive officer, effective November 1, replacing A.G. Lafley. The move had been reported by The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.
Chevron-Chevron is cutting 1,500 jobs to combat the effect of declining crude oil prices. The cuts represent about two percent of the oil company's global workforce.
Microsoft–Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 today, the latest version of its long-time operating system.
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