These are the stocks posting the largest moves before the bell.Market Insiderread more
Target beats second-quarter earnings expectations thanks to an increase in traffic and sales. The retailer also boosts its full-year estimates.Retailread more
Corporate debt recently passed the $1 trillion mark in a continuing sign of global financial displacement.Marketsread more
Trump said he has "been thinking about payroll taxes for a long time" — and he cautioned that "whether or not we do something now, it's not being done because of recession."Politicsread more
Fitbit is hoping to shift its business model from relying on hardware sales to selling health plans and governments on software and services.Technologyread more
Lowe's also tops rival Home Depot on same-store sales growth in the U.S.Retailread more
"As long as the trade situation remains fluid, it will present an additional layer of uncertainty and complexity as we plan our business," Target CEO Brian Cornell said.Retailread more
President Donald Trump said on Twitter he was postponing a scheduled meeting with Denmark's prime minister because of her lack of interest in discussing a possible sale of...World Politicsread more
Dow to open higher; strong retail earnings; Gundlach says Fed lost control; negative-yielding corporate debt soars; and Trump on payroll tax cutMarketsread more
After a rush on refinances, homeowners took a breather last week, despite still seeing the lowest interest rates in about three years.Real Estateread more
Toni Sacconaghi said increased competition abroad is responsible for the weakness in Tesla's sales volume.Investingread more
Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:
Dollar Tree – The discount retailer earned an adjusted 67 cents per share for its latest quarter, beating estimates by 5 cents. However, revenue and a same store sales increase of 2.7 percent were both below analyst estimates.
American Airlines Group, Delta Air Lines – Deutsche Bank upgraded the two airline stocks to "buy" from "hold," citing attractive valuations and the idea that the positive impact of lower energy prices on earnings may be understated.
FedEx – Citi added FedEx to its recommended list, based on FedEx's exposure to e-commerce growth and attractive valuation among other factors.
Freeport McMoRan – Citi downgraded the mining company's shares to "neutral" from "buy," with an unattractive pricing environment a key factor.
SunEdison – Steven Cohen's Point72 Asset Management disclosed a 5.1 percent stake in the solar energy company.
M&T Bank – M&T settled a lawsuit which had charged the bank with lending bias in the New York City market. The bank agreed to improve its mortgage lending policies in a settlement with the nonprofit Fair Housing Justice Center.
Chipotle Mexican Grill – Chipotle was sued over claims that its food does not contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Plaintiff Colleen Gallagher claims that Chipotle's offerings are not, in fact, GMO-free. The restaurant chain said it would contest the lawsuit.
Whirlpool – Whirlpool has approached British appliance maker AGA Rangemaster Group about a possible bid, although Whirlpool said there is no assurance an offer will actually be made. AGA had already agreed to be bought by US oven-maker Middleby in a $198 million deal.
Bank of America – BofA's plan to combine the chairman and CEO roles is drawing opposition from California pension funds Calpers and Calstrs. The move will be the subject of a shareholder vote at a special meeting September 22.
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