Twitter–The microblogging site is said to be in talks to buy music platform SoundCloud, according to the Financial Times.
T-Mobile U.S.–T-Mobile and Sprint are close to an agreement on a merger deal that would value T-Mobile at about $40 per share, according to CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.
Microsoft– The stock was upgraded to «outperform» from «market perform» at FBR Capital, which expressed confidence in new CEO Satya Nadella's plans for the company.
Shares of Halozyme (HALO) are up 12% premarket on modest volume this morning. Yesterday, the FDA lifted its clinical hold on the company's Phase 2 trial of PEGPH20.
Joy Global–The mining equipment maker earned 76 cents per share, excluding certain items, for its second quarter, five cents above estimates, though revenue was shy of forecasts. Its customers spent less on equipment as coal prices weakened.
Verint Systems–Verint earned 72 cents per share for the first quarter, excluding certain items, 17 cents above estimates, with revenue also well above forecasts. The maker of data analysis software also raised its full year revenue outlook.
PVH–The company behind the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands earned $1.47 per share for the first quarter, excluding certain items, two cents below estimates, and also cut its full-year guidance because of margin pressures in North America.
Ciena–The network equipment maker reported fiscal second quarter profit of 17 cents per share, excluding certain items, four cents above estimates. Revenue was above estimates as well, and the company said revenue trends will strengthen further in the second half of the year.
Five Below shows some spark in FQ1
Five Below (FIVE) reports comparable-store sales rose 6.2% in FQ1.The company benefited from strong demand in the period leading up to Easter.Gross profit rate -70 bps to 30.9%.Guidance for FQ2 EPS is for $0.12-$0.13 vs. $0.14 consensus.FIVE +2.7% premarket
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