Check out the companies that make headlines before the bell:
JPMorgan Chase – The bank reported quarterly earnings of $ 2.68 per share, 23 cents a share above the forecast. The revenue also beat Wall Street forecasts, aided by growth in home loans, car loans and credit cards.
BlackRock – Asset management company beat estimates by 19 cents a share, with a quarterly profit of $ 7.15 a share. Revenue essentially matches analysts' estimates. However, profits declined a year ago as investors diverted money to fixed income funds and other less profitable accounts.
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Goldman Sachs – Goldman reported quarterly earnings of $ 4.79 per share, 2 cents per share below forecasts.
UnitedHealth – UnitedHealth has announced that it has adjusted its quarterly earnings of $ 3.88 a share, beating the consensus by 13 cents a share. Revenues were also above forecasts. The company saw higher revenue in both its core health insurance business and its pharmacy benefits management department. The company also raised its forecast for the full year.
Walmart – Merchant has launched its InHome service, which delivers groceries directly to the customer's home refrigerator. The service, which was first announced in June, will begin in 3 areas – Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Vero Beach, Florida.
Southwest Airlines – Southwest pilots predict that Boeing 737 Max aircraft will not return to service until February. Boeing is still aiming for a fourth-quarter comeback, and the Southwest – along with United and America – estimate the aircraft will return to the sky in January. The Southwest is the largest domestic user of the 737 Max aircraft.
Hilton Grand Vacations – The stock remains on alert after rising yesterday in a Bloomberg report that Apollo Global is offering $ 40 a share to buy a vacation-sharing company.
General Motors – GM and the United Automobile Workers Union continue to negotiate, striking out during the fifth week. The UAW convened a meeting Thursday of union leaders across the country to update them on the state of the negotiations.
Deere – Deere spends billions to expand its leasing program, according to The Wall Street Journal, in an effort to combat the downturn in agricultural tractors and construction equipment.
Brand Bloomin & # 39; – The restaurant chain operator was downgraded to "hold" by "buy" at Deutsche Bank, reducing its comparable third-quarter sales estimate for parent Outback Steakhouse to a 0.6% increase from 1.1% . Deutsche Bank is also becoming more conservative about comparable sales estimates for next year.
Bed Bath & Beyond – Bed & Beyond Bed has been upgraded to "overweight" by "sector weight" at KeyBanc, which shows a favorable short-term perspective for the home goods merchant, as well as expected improvements in merchandising and operations within new CEO.
Lowe & # 39; s – Lowe has been upgraded to "overweight" from "neutral" in Piper Jaffray, citing the expected improvement of the home improvement retailer's bases, even as Street expectations remain modest.