Take a look at the businesses making headlines earlier than the bell:
PepsiCo (PEP) – The beverage and snack big beat estimates by a penny with adjusted quarterly earnings of $1.47 per share, and income was above estimates as nicely. The corporate stated it expects to see natural income and adjusted revenue progress this yr, and likewise introduced a 5% dividend enhance.
Generac (GNRC) – Generac shares rose 3% in pre-market buying and selling after the maker of backup turbines beat estimates on the highest and backside traces for its newest quarter, and stated it anticipated web gross sales progress of 25 to 30 p.c this yr.
Restaurant Brands (QSR) – The father or mother of Popeyes, Burger King and Tim Hortons missed estimates by 12 cents with adjusted quarterly earnings of 53 cents per share, whereas income was barely above forecasts. Shares fell about 2% pre-market as comparable restaurant gross sales fell greater than anticipated.
Tempur Sealy (TPX) – Shares of the mattress maker surged 12% pre-market after it beat forecasts by 15 cents with adjusted quarterly earnings of 67 cents per share. Income beat estimates as nicely, and Tempur Sealy stated it anticipated 2021 gross sales progress of 15% to twenty%.
LabCorp (LH) – The medical-laboratory operator reported adjusted quarterly earnings of $10.56 per share, nicely above the $8.11 consensus estimate, and income was above forecasts as nicely. Its outcomes had been boosted by Covid-19 testing, and shares had been up 3.6% pre-market.
Molson Coors (TAP) – The beer brewer’s shares had been down 4.5 % pre-market because it reported adjusted quarterly earnings of 40 cents per share, nicely under the 77-cent consensus estimate. Its outcomes had been damage by ongoing Covid-19 restrictions for eating places and bars.
Kraft Heinz (KHC) – Kraft Heinz shares rose 1.7% pre-market, because it beat estimates on the highest and backside traces for its newest quarter, and likewise introduced the sale of its Planters snacks enterprise to Hormel (HRL) for $3.35 billion in money.
Uber Technologies (UBER) – Uber reported a quarterly lack of 54 cents per share, 2 cents lower than anticipated, with income barely under estimates. Uber’s outcomes had been helped by an growth in its meals supply enterprise in addition to value reductions. Uber shares had been down 3.8% pre-market.
Bumble (BMBL) – Bumble makes its Wall Road debut at the moment after pricing its preliminary public providing at $43 per share, above the already raised anticipated vary of $37 to $39 per share. The relationship service raised $2.2 billion within the IPO, giving it an total worth of greater than $7 billion.
Sonos (SONO) – Sonos shares jumped 17% in pre-market buying and selling, after the maker of high-end sensible audio system beat estimates on each the highest and backside traces in its newest quarter. Sonos was helped by stronger margins as no promotions had been held through the quarter. It additionally raised its full-year income steerage.
iRobot (IRBT) – iRobot earned an adjusted 84 cents per share for the fourth quarter, nicely above the consensus estimate of 84 cents, with income additionally comfortably topping Wall Road predictions. The maker of the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner additionally gave robust full-year income and revenue steerage. Shares rose 7.3% in pre-market buying and selling.
Zillow Group (ZG) – Zillow beat estimates by 14 cents with adjusted quarterly earnings of 41 cents per share, with the operator of actual property web sites additionally scoring a income beat. It additionally gave upbeat income steerage, and introduced the acquisition of on-line home-viewing-scheduling platform ShowingTime.com for $500 million in money. Zillow shares rose 12% in pre-market buying and selling.
Zynga (ZNGA) – Zynga CEO Frank Gibeau instructed Barron’s that the cell sport developer is open to an acquisition supply, though it isn’t actively trying to promote the corporate. Zynga additionally reported a 61% leap in the important thing metric of web bookings throughout its newest quarter, greater than analysts had anticipated.
XPO Logistics (XPO) – XPO earned an adjusted $1.19 per share for the fourth quarter, nicely above the 67-cent consensus estimate. The logistics firm additionally noticed income above forecasts and gave robust full-year earnings steerage. XPO is benefiting from a pandemic-induced acceleration in delivery exercise on account of an explosion in on-line procuring.
Merck (MRK) – Merck is in talks with each governments and different drugmakers to assist produce already accepted Covid-19 vaccines. The drugmaker didn’t specify which governments or different corporations had been concerned in these talks.
Pinterest (PINS) – Pinterest was approached by Microsoft (MSFT) a couple of potential takeover in current months, in accordance with individuals transient on the matter who spoke to the Monetary Occasions. Nevertheless, the report added that negotiations a couple of buyout of the image-sharing firm weren’t presently energetic.