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Jul 26, 2018

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: CMCSA, LUV, FB, QCOM & more I CNBC.

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Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: CMCSA, LUV, FB, QCOM & more

Peter Schacknow


Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:
Comcast – The NBCUniversal parent earned an adjusted 65 cents per share for the second quarter, 5 cents a share above consensus estimates. Revenue came in slightly short of Street forecasts. Comcast added 260,000 broadband customers during the quarter, the highest for a second quarter in 10 years.
Southwest Airlines – The airline beat estimates by 4 cents a share, with adjusted quarterly profit of $1.26 per share. Revenue was lighter than analysts were expecting. Southwest did see an impact from the flight 1380 accident, and also noted higher fuel costs, but said other than fuel, cost inflation is modest.
Facebook – Facebook shares lost as much as a quarter of their value in after-hours trading, after the company said revenue growth would slow during the second half of the year and expenses would be higher. For its latest quarter, Facebook beat estimates by 2 cents a share, with profit of $1.74 per share. Revenue and other key metrics fell short.
Qualcomm – Qualcomm officially terminated the deal to buy NXP Semiconductors after failing to get a decision from China regulators by last night's deadline. Qualcomm will proceed with a $30 billion stock buyback program that the chipmaker had previously said it would implement if it failed to complete the NXP deal.
Arconic – The aerospace parts maker is considering buyout approaches from two groups, according to The Wall Street Journal. One approach comes from Apollo Global Management, the other a joint approach from Blackstone and Carlyle Group.
Bristol-Myers Squibb – The drug maker came in 13 cents a share above estimates, with quarterly profit of $1.01 per share. Revenue also topped forecasts, helped by strong sales of the cancer drug Opdivo and blood thinner Eliquis.
Spotify – The streaming music service lost 2.20 euros per share for its latest quarter, larger than the 0.68 euro per share loss that analysts were expecting. Revenue did match Street forecasts, but growth was slowed by new European Union data privacy rules.
Ford Motor – Ford reported adjusted quarterly profit of 27 cents per share, 4 cents a share short of forecasts. The automaker's revenue came in slightly above forecasts. Ford also cut its full-year forecast, pointing to slower sales in China as well as trade tariffs, as well as continued struggles in the European market.
Gilead Sciences – Gilead reported adjusted quarterly profit of $1.91 per share, beating the consensus estimate of $1.56 a share. The drugmaker's revenue was also above Street forecasts. Separately, Gilead announced that CEO John Milligan and Chairman John Martin would be stepping down by the end of the year. Gilead is launching a search for a new CEO.
Visa – Visa came in 11 cents a share above estimates, with adjusted quarterly profit of $1.20 per share. Revenue also topped forecasts as more customers spent money using their credit cards. Visa also saw weaker-than-expected payment volume during the quarter.
Mondelez – Mondelez beat estimates by 2 cents a share, with adjusted quarterly profit of 56 cents per share. The snacks maker's revenue was just shy of forecasts. Mondelez also raised its full-year forecast on improving sales trends, and its organic revenue growth topped analysts' projections.
Mattel – Mattel lost 56 cents per share for its latest quarter, a larger loss than the 30 cents a share analysts had been projecting. The toy maker's revenue also missed forecasts, hurt by the Toys R Us liquidation, and the company also announced it would be cutting 2,200 jobs or about 22 percent of its global non-manufacturing workforce.
Advanced Micro Devices – AMD came in a penny a share ahead of estimates with adjusted quarterly profit of 14 cents per share. The chipmaker's revenue was also above estimates. AMD was helped by a jump in demand for personal computers.
D.R. Horton – The home builder earned $1.18 per share for the second quarter, 10 cents a share above estimates. Revenue exceeded forecasts as well on a double digit increase in new orders. Profits were up 57 percent from a year earlier.
Dunkin' Brands – The restaurant chain reported adjusted quarterly profit of 77 cents per share, 3 cents a share above forecasts. Revenue also exceeded estimates. Dunkin' did trim full year estimates on costs related to its "Blueprint For Growth."