Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Friday's session are Exxon Mobil Corp. (>> Exxon Mobil Corporation), Chevron Corp. (>> Chevron Corporation) and LinkedIn Corp. (>> LinkedIn Corp).
Exxon Mobil reported a 52% drop in profit for its second quarter, even as lower crude prices drove its refining earnings higher. Shares fell 2.1% to $81.30 in premarket trading.
Chevron's profit tumbled in the second quarter as the oil company took over $2 billion in impairments and charges to suspend projects amid lower crude oil prices. Shares declined 1.6% to $91.55 premarket.
LinkedIn's stock yo-yoed in after-hours trading Thursday as investors realized that it beat growth expectations because of a recent acquisition, not because of a recovery in its core business. Shares dropped 8.6% to $207.62 premarket.
Three bottlers of Coca-Cola Co. (>> The Coca-Cola Co) products in Europe are in advanced talks about a merger that would further a push by the U.S. soda giant to consolidate its bottlers around the world and lower costs. Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (>> Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc) is discussing a tie-up with Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Germany's Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetra, according to people familiar with the matter. Coca-Cola Co.'s shares rose 1% to $40.97 premarket, while Coca-Cola Enterprises jumped 8.3% to $49.19.
Expedia Inc. (>> Expedia Inc) on Thursday posted better-than-expected profit in its second quarter, as brands like its namesake and Hotels.com continued to drive bookings growth. Shares gained 7.9% to $116.10 premarket.
European researchers said Friday that an experimental Ebola vaccine from Merck & Co. (>> Merck & Co., Inc.) and NewLink Genetics Corp. (>> NewLink Genetics Corp) tested in Guinea "might be effective" in protecting people from the deadly virus, but behind the scenes, questions have been raised over the way the study was conducted. Merck's shares were up 1% to $59.10 premarket, while NewLink grew 7.4% to $54.93.
Amgen Inc. (>> Amgen, Inc.) raised its 2015 guidance after reporting that its second-quarter earnings rose 6.9% on better-than-expected sales growth and lower operating expenses.
YRC Worldwide Inc. (>> YRC Worldwide Inc) swung to a profit in the June quarter easily beating analysts' projections on a per-share basis even as revenue missed estimates.
Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (>> Newell Rubbermaid Inc.) on Friday bumped up its guidance for the year after reporting a better-than-expected 4% increase in revenue in its second quarter.
Moneygram International Inc. (>> Moneygram International Inc) said Friday that finance chief W. Alexander Holmes will assume its top executive role starting Jan. 1, while current chief executive Pamela H. Patsley will move into the executive chairman role. The company also reported better-than-expected results for its second quarter.
CBOE Holdings Inc. (>> CBOE Holdings, Inc) said profit rose in its latest quarter, as a more favorable mix of trading volume lifted transaction fee revenue.
Legg Mason Inc. (>> Legg Mason Inc) said profit in its latest quarter rose, despite a decline in assets under management. Results edged in above Wall Street expectations.
Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (>> Public Service Enterprise Group Inc.) raised its guidance on Friday as earnings beat expectations due to economic recovery and growth in both the gas and electric segments.
Boeing Co. (>> Boeing Co) has assigned its aircraft development chief to right its troubled aerial refueling tanker project, on the heels of a surprise $835 million charge to its second-quarter earnings, the company said in an internal memo to staff.
Broadcom Corp. (>> Broadcom Corporation) swung to a profit in the second quarter, driven by higher demand for chips in smartphones, broadband and networking markets. Fellow chip maker Avago Technologies Ltd. (>> Avago Technologies Ltd), the former semiconductor unit of Hewlett-Packard Co., has offered to buy Broadcom in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $37 billion. If successful, it would be the largest technology acquisition on record.
Columbia Sportswear Co. (>> Columbia Sportswear Company) said sales rose 17% and the apparel-and-footwear company raised for the second time its financial projections for the year.
Edison International (>> Edison International) on Thursday said its core earnings rose in the June quarter thanks to federal tax benefits. The utilities company said it would give guidance after the California Public Utilities Commission issues a final decision on its general rate case.
Electronic Arts Inc. (>> Electronic Arts Inc.) on Thursday raised its financial projections for the year, following a better-than-expected performance in the June quarter. Digital revenue, which have been a boon for videogames companies, helped offset an overall revenue decline.
Google Inc. (GOOG, GOOGL) is quietly distributing a new version of its Glass wearable computer aimed at businesses in industries such as health care, manufacturing and energy, according to people familiar with the situation.
FireEye Inc.'s (>> FireEye Inc) second-quarter loss widened, even as the cybersecurity company's revenue jumped 56%. The company, which went public in 2013, raised its revenue projection for the year to between $630 million and $645 million, from $615 million to $635 million.
Hanesbrands Inc.'s (>> Hanesbrands Inc.) second-quarter profit fell on acquisition and integration-related charges. Sales, while bolstered by the acquisitions, missed analysts' projections.
Tempur Sealy International Inc. (>> Tempur Sealy International Inc) swung to a profit in the second quarter, topping analysts' projections. The mattress company raised its financial projections for the year.
A wave of newly insured patients coupled with fewer uninsured patients and a higher rate of admissions drove Universal Health Services Inc.'s (>> Universal Health Services, Inc.) revenue and profit growth in the second quarter, the hospital operator said Monday.
Vivus Inc. (>> VIVUS, Inc.) said Thursday it will eliminate 60 jobs and reduce sales of its diet drug, as demand remains tepid. The company reported a wider second-quarter loss and booked an impairment charge on excess raw-material inventory for its obesity treatment Qsymia.
WebMD Health Corp.'s (>> WebMD Health Corp.) said its second-quarter profit rose 38% as higher advertising revenue and traffic helped results.
Western Union Co. (>> The Western Union Company) reported better-than-expected earnings in the June quarter driven by its online business and raised its projection for the year.
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Stocks mentioned in the article : Exxon Mobil Corporation
, YRC Worldwide Inc
, Merck & Co., Inc.
, Moneygram International Inc
, LinkedIn Corp
, NewLink Genetics Corp
, Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
, The Western Union Company
, WebMD Health Corp.
, VIVUS, Inc.
, Universal Health Services, Inc.
, Tempur Sealy International Inc
, Public Service Enterprise Group Inc.
, Legg Mason Inc
, The Coca-Cola Co
, Columbia Sportswear Company
, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc
, CBOE Holdings, Inc
, Broadcom Corporation
, Boeing Co
, Avago Technologies Ltd
, Chevron Corporation
, Hanesbrands Inc.
, FireEye Inc
, Expedia Inc
, Edison International
, Electronic Arts Inc.
, Amgen, Inc.