Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Thursday's session are F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV),
McDonald's Corp. (MCD) and Netflix Inc. (NFLX).
AmerisourceBergen Corp. ( ABC ) said its fiscal first-quarter earnings fell 75%, despite significant revenue growth, as
it logged more expenses related to its alliance with Walgreen Co. (WAG) and Alliance Boots GmbH. Adjusted results beat
expectations, and the company also raised its full-year revenue growth outlook. Shares edged up 3.9% to $73 premarket.
ATV and snowmobile maker Arctic Cat Inc. ( ACAT ) missed consensus and posted a sharp profit drop. Margins were hit in
part by snowmobiles Arctic Cat made for Yamaha as part of a new partnership. And the company cuts guidance after
pointing to the low end of prior estimates in October. Shares dropped 10% to $48.20 premarket.
Baxter International Inc. ( BAX ) said its fourth-quarter earnings fell 34% on expenses related to a recent acquisition
and collaborations and other items, overshadowing revenue growth. Results topped the company's own forecast, and it
estimated earnings for the new year ahead of views. Shares edged up 1.8% to $71 premarket.
Cleveland BioLabs Inc. ( CBLI ) said a U.S. government agency terminated negotiations involving the company's proposal
to develop Entolimod, its lead compound, as a medical radiation countermeasure, noting that all such negotiations are
subject to the availability of funds. Shares slid 18% to 93 cents premarket.
Activist investor Carl C. Icahn has called for eBay Inc. (EBAY) to spin off its steadily growing PayPal business into
a separate company, the online marketplace company said Wednesday in its quarterly earnings release. Shares rose 1.5% to
F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV) posted fiscal first-quarter earnings that beat expectations, reporting a boost from newer
products and a healthy gain in services revenue, and offered upbeat guidance for the current period. Shares surged 12%
to $109 premarket.
Global Brass and Copper Holdings Inc. ( BRSS ) unveiled a stock offering of nearly 3.8 million shares held by an
affiliate of KPS Capital Partners LP. The company won't receive any proceeds from the stock sale, and said the total
number of shares outstanding won't change as a result of the offering. Shares dropped 5.6% to $16.75 premarket.
Computer peripheral maker Logitech International SA (LOGI) swung to a profit in its third quarter and raised its full-
year guidance as strong sales of accessories for increasingly popular tablet devices fueled better-than-expected
earnings. Shares surged 15% to $15.25 premarket.
McDonald's said its fourth-quarter profit was nearly flat, as the fast-food giant's global same-restaurant sales edged
down 0.1% and expenses rose. Revenue grew less than expected, sending shares down 53 cents to $94.35 premarket.
Netflix added more than 2.3 million U.S. streaming subscribers in the fourth quarter, at the high end of its
projection, and signaled a possible price increase, a move that could have far-reaching implications for the service's
rapid growth. Shares surged 17% to $390.75 premarket.
Polycom Inc. (PLCM) swung to a fourth-quarter loss as the video-conferencing equipment maker reported narrower gross
margins and a small decline in revenue. The company's adjusted profit and revenue topped Wall Street's expectations,
pushing shares up 4.9% to $12.35 premarket.
Networking firm Silicom Ltd. (SILC) posted results far ahead of consensus views. Consistent year-on-year growth for
quarterly revenue topping 50% "confirms our ability to create essential products for some of IT's hottest Big Data-
driven markets," Chief Executive Shaike Orbach said in a statement. Shares surged 23% to $57.25 premarket.
Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) said its fourth-quarter earnings rose 13% on improved shipments and pricing gains, despite a
continued slump in coal volume. Results beat expectations, sending shares up 2.6% to $172.82 premarket.
Vulcan Materials Co. (VMC) agreed to sell the company's cement and concrete businesses in Florida and southern Georgia
to Cementos Argos for $720 million in cash. The construction-materials company will retain its aggregates operations in
Florida under the deal, which is expected to close in the current quarter. Shares edged up 1.1% to $60.25 premarket.
Cloud communications provider 8x8 Inc.'s (EGHT) fiscal third-quarter earnings plunged 95% as a rise in expenses masked
a jump in revenue. The top line came in slightly below market expectations.
Aratana Therapeutics Inc. (PETX) disclosed a plan to offer at least 5.5 million shares, with most of those shares
being offered by the pet-therapeutics company. Aratana is looking to raise proceeds to pay former shareholders of two
companies Aratana acquired, and fund further product development.
Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI) reported a wider fourth-quarter loss, as the cell-tower company recorded
charges tied to the company's conversion to a real-estate investment trust.
Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (EBS) said Wednesday that it intends to offer $200 million in convertible senior notes,
with the aim to use the majority of proceeds to finance its purchase of Cangene Corp. Emergent agreed last month to
acquire Canadian biopharmaceutical company Cangene for $222 million in cash as it seeks to boost its biodefense
franchise and portfolio of specialty therapeutics, while broadening its manufacturing capabilities.
Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) said its profit climbed slightly in the fourth quarter on improved credit quality and
smaller loan-loss provisions, masking a decline in revenue. Results beat expectations.
Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) said its fiscal first-quarter earnings jumped 31% as the manufacturer of car-batteries and
automotive-seating benefited from a broad rise in vehicle production. Revenue beat expectations.
KeyCorp (KEY) said its fourth-quarter earnings rose 13% as the Cleveland-based regional bank made up for a decline in
revenue by cutting costs and posting fewer loan-loss provisions. Results just topped expectations.
Precision Castparts Corp. (PCP) said its fiscal third-quarter earnings rose 28% as the cast-metal parts maker saw a
string of acquisitions boost its already strong forged products and air-frame products businesses. Yet its results
missed analyst expectations as the company said its performance was hampered by late-quarter customer schedule shifts
and fewer shipping days in the quarter.
Raymond James Financial Inc. (RJF) said its fiscal first-quarter earnings rose 36% led by growth in its private-client
group and asset-management segments.
SanDisk Corp. (SNDK) said its fourth-quarter earnings rose 58% as the flash-memory maker recorded an increase in
revenue and sharply wider margins.
Stryker Corp. (SYK) said its fourth-quarter earnings rose 43% on the medical-device maker's broad revenue growth,
including sales of its replacement knee and hip joint products.
United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) said it swung to fourth-quarter profit on improved revenue and fewer
integration-related expenses and other items. Results beat expectations.
Western Digital Corp.'s (WDC) fiscal second-quarter profit improved 28% as the disk-drive maker reported a rise in
revenue, buoyed in part by strength in gaming.
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