Check out the businesses making headlines earlier than the bell:
Constellation Brands (STZ) – The maker of beer and wine reported adjusted quarterly earnings of $2.38 per share, lacking the $2.77 consensus estimate, though income did beat Wall Street forecasts and Constellation elevated its full-year earnings outlook. Shares fell 2.2% within the premarket.
Acuity Brands (AYI) – The maker of lighting and constructing administration methods reported an adjusted quarterly revenue of $3.27 per share, beating the consensus estimate of $2.85, with income topping forecasts as properly. The earnings beat got here amid what the corporate phrases a “challenging” atmosphere that included increased labor, supplies and freight prices.
Palantir Technologies (PLTR) – Palantir surged 8.1% within the premarket following information that it gained an $823 million Army contract to supply its Gotham platform, an working system designed to optimize protection decision-making.
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) – Norwegian CEO Frank Del Rio instructed CNBC’s Closing Bell that the corporate would have its full fleet in operation by April for the primary time for the reason that pandemic started. He mentioned 75% of ships needs to be crusing by the tip of this yr. Norwegian shares fell 1.7% in premarket buying and selling.
Seagate Technology (STX) – The disk drive maker’s shares slid 3.3% within the premarket after Morgan Stanley downgraded the inventory to “equal weight” from “overweight,” citing deteriorating trade information together with rising stock ranges and a drop in company spending plans.
General Motors (GM) – The automaker’s shares will probably be on watch at this time as GM holds its investor day, set to focus on its plans for electrical automobile development.
Southwest Gas (SWX) – Southwest Gas struck a deal to purchase Questar Pipelines from Dominion Energy (D) for $1.975 billion in money and assumed debt. Investor Carl Icahn, who holds a 4.9% stake in Southwest Gas, had despatched a letter to the corporate objecting to such a deal when reviews of it first surfaced earlier this week. Icahn mentioned the deal can be an enormous mistake and diminish shareholder worth. Southwest Gas fell 1.7% in premarket motion.
Facebook (FB) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to accusations from whistleblower Frances Haugen, saying the corporate doesn’t prioritize income over security. Zuckerberg printed a weblog submit addressing the accusations following Haugen’s testimony earlier than a Senate panel Tuesday. Shares shed 1.3% within the premarket.
Manchester United (MANU) – Manchester United introduced a 9.5 million share providing by the Glazer household, which controls the soccer membership. Manchester United won’t obtain any proceeds from the sale. The inventory tumbled 9.4% in premarket motion.
HSBC Holdings (HSBC) – HSBC was upgraded to “buy” from “neutral” at UBS, which factors to a lovely valuation and optimistic 2022 expectations for the financial institution’s monetary efficiency. The inventory added 2.3% within the premarket.