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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:
Time Warner — Time Warner earned an adjusted $1.29 per share, 13 cents a share above estimates. Revenue was slightly below forecasts, but Time Warner also raised its full-year outlook and announced it had taken a 10 percent stake in video streaming service Hulu.
Clorox —The household products maker earned $1.26 per share for its latest quarter, two cents a share below estimates, but its revenue was above analyst forecasts. Clorox is giving a somewhat upbeat outlook for fiscal 2017, saying its sees an up to 50 basis point expansion in profit margins and sales growth of up to four percent.
Fiat Chrysler — The automaker declined comment on reports that Samsung is in talks to buy the company's auto parts unit.
Office Depot — The office supplies retailer missed estimates by three cents a share, with adjusted quarterly profit of three cents per share. Revenue, however, was very slightly above forecasts, and Office Depot also said it was considering strategic alternatives for its European operations.
Occidental Petroleum — Occidental matched estimates with a quarterly loss of 18 cents per share, while revenue for the energy giant came in below estimates. It also said it saw full-year production at the high end of its previous projected growth range of four to six percent.
Electronic Arts — Electronic Arts reported an adjusted quarterly profit of seven cents per share compared to Street forecasts of a two cents per share loss. The video game maker's revenue also beat estimates, driven by strong growth in EA's digital business. The company did lower full-year earnings guidance for 2017, however.
Fitbit — Fitbit beat estimates by one cent a share, with adjusted quarterly profit of 12 cents per share. The wearable fitness device maker's revenue was above forecasts, as well. The company also gave upbeat guidance as consumers show enthusiasm for FItbit's expanding line of colorful wristbands for its devices.
Etsy — Etsy lost six cents per share for the second quarter, wider than the one cent per share loss expected by analysts. The online crafts seller did see revenue beat estimates and it also increased its earnings guidance for the full year as both revenue and users grow.
AIG — AIG reported adjusted quarterly profit of 98 cents per share, five cents a share above estimates. The insurer also announced a $3 billion increase in its stock buyback program. AIG's results were helped by lower expenses and strong underwriting results.
Tableau Software — Tableau reported a breakeven quarter on an adjusted basis, five cents a share below estimates. Revenue was above Street forecasts. The maker of data analytics software did say it added more new customers than in any prior quarter in its history.
HanesBrands — HanesBrands missed estimates by a penny a share, with quarterly profit of 51 cents per share. The apparel maker also saw revenue fall short and lowered its earnings guidance for the full year. The guidance shift comes in part because of recent acquisitions.
Rio Tinto — Rio reported a 47 percent drop in earnings for the first half of the year to a 12-year low, but the mining company did post profit that exceeded analysts' forecasts. It also announced a dividend of 45 cents per share, slightly larger than analysts had been anticipating.
Toyota Motor — Toyota is delaying the Japan launch of its plug-in Prius model by about three months, although the automaker did not give a reason for the delay. It now expects to launch the new model this winter.
HSBC — HSBC said its profit during the first half of this year fell by 29 percent from a year earlier, putting its earnings just short of analysts' estimates. The bank also announced share buybacks for the second half of the year of up to $2.5 billion.
Anthem — Anthem is asking a judge for a separate trial involving its planned takeover of rival insurer Cigna. The government has sued to block both Anthem's purchase of Cigna and Aetna's planned buy of Humana, but Anthem maintains the two deals focus on different markets.
Sinclair Broadcasting — The TV station owner is interested in buying the Weather Channel's TV operations, according to The Wall Street Journal. The TV channel is currently owned by private-equity firms Bain Capital and Blackstone, as well as NBCUniversal and CNBC parent Comcast.
Avis Budget — The car rental company reported adjusted earnings of 63 cents per share, six cents a share below estimates. Revenue was essentially in line with forecasts. Bottom line results were impacted by an increase in expenses, but Avis Budget did raise the lower end of its full-year earnings forecast.
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