Among the companies whose shares are expected to actively trade in Wednesday's session are Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), Boeing Co. (BA) and Corning Inc. (GLW).
Amazon.com's third-quarter earnings plunged 73% because of its expensive spending program, as the No. 1 Internet retailer by sales said it could report an operating loss in the key fourth quarter. Shares slid 13% to $198.38 premarket.
Boeing Co.'s (BA) third-quarter earnings rose 31% on a double-digit rise in profit at the defense segment, though total revenue didn't grow as much as expected. Shares rose 4% to $66.28 premarket as the defense and aerospace company raised its full-year earnings estimate.
Corning Inc.'s (GLW) third-quarter earnings rose 3.3% as the company's revenue climbed. Shares were up 5.7% at $14.50 premarket as a drop in adjusted profit wasn't as deep as expected.
F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV) reported a 40% jump in fiscal fourth-quarter profit as the Internet traffic service provider said it booked solid year-over-year gains across all regions and strong product sales. Shares shot up 9.4% to $97.10 in premarket trade as core earnings and revenue easily topped the company's own forecasts.
Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) posted a much narrower-than-expected third-quarter loss as the wireless carrier saw higher average revenue per user and subscriber additions. Shares rose 1.9% to $2.75 premarket.
Cheniere Energy Partners (CQP) said its subsidiary Sabine Pass Liquefaction has entered into a 20-year liquefied natural gas sale and purchase agreement with BG Gulf Coast LNG, a subsidiary of BG Group PLC (BRGYY, BG.LN), under which BG will purchase 3.5 million tons per annum of liquefied natural gas. Shares of Cheniere Energy climbed 12% to $17 premarket, while its parent Cheniere Energy Inc. (LNG) surged 55% to $9.49 premarket.
Panera Bread Co.'s (PNRA) third-quarter earnings rose 27% as the bakery-cafe chain continued to report higher sales and better operating margin. Shares were up 11% at $128 premarket as earnings, revenue and same-store sales growth all beat projections.
Broadcom Corp.'s (BRCM) third-quarter earnings fell 21% as a series of one-time charges masked a better-than-expected core profit driven by broad-based revenue growth. Shares still fell 4.3% to $34.25 premarket as the chip maker issued a dim revenue forecast of $1.7 billion to $1.8 billion for the fourth quarter.
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.'s (CHRW) third-quarter earnings rose 11% on a matching increase in revenue, as the logistics company's key truck revenue had one of the strongest showings. Still, shares fell 7.7% to $69.15 premarket as revenue slightly missed analyst estimates.
RadioShack Corp. (RSH) reported Tuesday its third-quarter earnings plunged 99% on charges tied to clearing out T-Mobile inventory and closing a manufacturing plant in China as the consumer-electronics retailer's expenses also surged, masking a slight rise in revenue. Shares fell 6.1% to $12.50 premarket.
Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ONXX) said results from a Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Phase 3 trial evaluating regorafenib, its treatment for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, met its primary endpoint. Onyx and Bayer AG (BAYRY, BAYN.XE) recently reached an agreement under which Bayer will pay Onyx a royalty on any future global net sales of regorafenib in oncology. Shares surged 12% to $40.51 premarket.
Biogen Idec Inc. (BIIB) said its experimental oral multiple sclerosis drug BG-12 met primary goal in the hotly anticipated Confirm study. Shares jumped 8.7% premarket to $116.20, which would be all-time high. Biogen said at two years, BG-12 reduced annualized relapse rate versus placebo by 44% for a twice-daily dose and by 51% for three-times daily dose. These reduction levels were greater than the levels seen with Teva's (TEVA, TEVA.TV) blockbuster MS drug Copaxone, which was used as reference point for the Confirm study.
Owens Corning's (OC) third-quarter earnings more than doubled as building-materials sales jumped and margins improved. Shares rose 4.6% to $26 premaket.
Allegheny Technologies Inc.'s (ATI) third-quarter earnings surged on stronger sales of high performance metals and higher prices. Shares rose 2.8% to $41.37 premarket.
Manitowoc Co.'s (MTW) third-quarter profit surged as the company posted double-digit revenue growth led by strong sales in its crane segment. Shares were up 6.4% at $9.20 in premarket trading as results topped Wall Street expectations.
Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. (QCOR) reported Tuesday its third-quarter profit jumped 98% on higher shipments of its multiple-sclerosis treatment. Shares were up 14% at $38.06 premarket.
Wyndham Worldwide Corp.'s (WYN) third-quarter earnings improved 12% as the hotel and timeshare company benefited from increased rental revenue and sales growth at its lodging business. Shares added 1.5% to $31.97 premarket.
Human Genome Sciences Inc.'s (HGSI) third-quarter loss widened sharply as the company reported lower revenue, sending shares down 14% to $10.90 premarket on the worse-than-expected results.
Tupperware Brands Corp.'s (TUP) third-quarter earnings fell 74% on an impairment charge, but the personal-products maker's adjusted bottom line rose led by strong sales growth in Asia Pacific. Still, shares fell 6.3% to $53.10 in light premarket trading.
AllianceBernstein Holding LP's (AB) third-quarter earnings leapt 77% as the fund manager sharply improved operating margins, helping to offset pressure from declining revenue and assets under management.
Boston Properties Inc. (BXP) reported Tuesday its third-quarter earnings jumped a stronger-than-expected 22% as a key measure of profitability improved, though the REIT gave a weak outlook.
Cabot Corp.'s (CBT) fiscal fourth-quarter profit rose 40% as the company's core carbon black segment continued to generate more revenue.
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.'s (DWA) third-quarter earnings shares fell 51% as the computer-animation studio reported a decline in revenue, as year-ago results were boosted by "Shrek Forever After." Revenue missed analyst expectations.
Express Scripts Inc.'s (ESRX) third-quarter earnings rose 7.7% as the pharmacy-benefit manager posted stronger sales and margins.
Nutritional-products retailer GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC) said its secondary public offering of 20 million shares priced at a 1.4% discount to Tuesday's closing price.
Hess Corp.'s (HES) third-quarter earnings fell 74% as the oil explorer and refiner was hurt by lower production amid disruptions in Libya and the sale of some North Sea assets.
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) tapped company executive Virginia M. Rometty as its new president and chief executive, electing a company insider who was long seen as a front-runner to succeed current chairman and CEO Samuel J. Palmisano.
JDS Uniphase Corp. (JDSU) said it is "closely monitoring" the situation in Thailand after partner Fabrinet (FN) suspended operations at its Pinehurst campus in waterlogged Thailand but noted flood waters haven't breached Fabrinet's Pinehurst campus, where a portion of the broadband-products maker's communication and commercial optical products are manufactured.
Medco Health Solutions Inc.'s (MHS) third-quarter earnings fell 4.3% as lower-priced generic drugs slowed the pharmacy-benefits manager's revenue growth.
Nabors Industries Ltd. (NBR) reported Tuesday it swung to a stronger-than-expected third-quarter profit absent a costly prior-year acquisition as the oilfield-services company continued to generate higher revenue from its U.S. drilling operations.
Range Resources Corp. (RRC) swung to a third-quarter profit as the independent natural oil and gas company reported higher production and higher prices.
Robert Half International Inc.'s (RHI) third-quarter profit more than doubled, led by strength in the technology staffing division, and as revenue and margins improved. The results beat Wall Street expectations.
-Edited by Corrie Driebusch amd Caitlin Nish; write to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com