Check out the firms making headlines earlier than the bell:
UnitedHealth (UNH) – The well being insurer’s shares rose 2.2% in the premarket after beating on the prime and backside traces for the third quarter and elevating its full-year earnings forecast. UnitedHealth earned $4.52 per share, 11 cents above consensus, helped by income features at its Optum drug advantages unit.
Bank of America (BAC) – Bank of America shares gained 2.8% in premarket buying and selling, after reporting third-quarter earnings of 85 cents per share. That compares with a 71-cent consensus estimate and income that additionally topped forecasts, helped partially by a double-digit share improve in internet curiosity earnings.
Wells Fargo (WFC) – Wells Fargo reported adjusted quarterly earnings of $1.22 per share, in contrast with a consensus forecast of 99 cents, whereas income additionally got here in above estimates. Wells Fargo’s outcomes had been helped by a launch of funds that had been put aside to cowl unhealthy loans. The inventory added 1.2% in the premarket.
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) – Walgreens shares rallied 2.4% in the premarket as its adjusted quarterly earnings of $1.17 per share got here in 15 cents above estimates. Revenue additionally beat consensus estimates, with outcomes helped by more Covid-19 vaccinations in addition to progress in gross sales of at-home Covid assessments and gross sales of chilly and flu merchandise.
Morgan Stanley (MS) – Morgan Stanley beat estimates by 30 cents with a third-quarter revenue of $1.98 per share, whereas income beat Street forecasts as effectively. The funding agency mentioned its backside line mirrored robust efficiency throughout all its enterprise segments. Morgan Stanley rose 1.5% in premarket motion.
Caterpillar (CAT) – The heavy gear maker was up 1.2% in premarket motion after Cowen started protection with an “outperform” ranking, saying it sees the first “megacycle” for Caterpillar in 14 years.
Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) – The chip maker reported a better-than-expected 13.8% soar in third-quarter revenue, due to the surge in international chip demand and a scarcity that is pushed costs increased. Shares jumped 3.8% in the premarket.
Shopify (SHOP) – Shopify is partnering with Microsoft (MSFT), Oracle (ORCL) and different cloud suppliers to assist companies streamline their operations. Various instruments from these suppliers will now be built-in into the Canadian e-commerce firm’s platform for its prospects.
Avis Budget (CAR) – Avis Budget was downgraded to “underweight” from “equal-weight” at Morgan Stanley, citing quite a few components together with valuation. The automotive rental firm’s shares have elevated five-fold over the previous 12 months, and Morgan Stanley feels Avis Budget is at peak cyclical earnings. The inventory tumbled 4.3% in the premarket.
UPS (UPS) – UPS was upgraded to “buy” from “hold” at Stifel Financial, citing valuation, secular quantity progress from e-commerce and continued give attention to yield administration. Stifel additionally elevated its value goal for the inventory to $224 per share, representing a possible improve of twenty-two% from present ranges. UPS added 2.6% in premarket buying and selling.