Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Friday's session are YPF SA (YPF, YPFD.BA), AAR Corp. (AIR) and GameStop Corp. (GME).
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has acquired an 8.4% stake in YPF SA, Argentina's biggest oil-and-gas company. American depositary shares jumped 8.2% to $11.31 premarket.
AAR Corp. said it expects to post record fiscal fourth-quarter revenue above Wall Street's estimates, but forecast earnings for the latest period and its new fiscal year below analyst expectations. Shares were off 2.6% to $11.27 premarket.
U.S. retail sales of videogame hardware, software and accessories fell 28% in May from a year earlier, according to a prominent research firm, continuing sales drops that have plagued the industry throughout this year. Shares of GameStop Corp. fell 1.9% to $17.40 premarket.
Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) said delinquencies at its U.S. credit-card business fell for the fourth-straight month in May from the month earlier, while charge-offs also eased.
CenturyLink Inc. (CTL) said its Qwest Corp. unit will sell $400 million in notes due 2052 to help redeem $484 million of higher-interest notes due 2023.
Biopharmaceutical company Dyax Corp. (DYAX) said it decided to discontinue its Phase 2 clinical trial investigating its drug ecallantide for a type of angioedema.
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its rating on liquified-natural gas company Cheniere Energy Inc. (LNG), saying the company has effectively reduced its debt burden.
Demand Media Inc. (DMD) said it will promote Treasurer Mel Tang to chief financial officer, as its current finance chief and president, Charles Hilliard, will become a special adviser to the board.
DTE Energy Co. (DTE) raised its quarterly dividend 5.5% as the electric and gas utility looks to increase shareholder value.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new combination vaccine Thursday made by GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK, GSK.LN), designed to protect young children against bacterial meningitis and other illnesses.
II-VI Inc. (IIVI) lowered its expectations for the current quarter, pointing to reduced demand for tellurium and a write-down on the company's inventory of the minor metal, and also issued a downbeat outlook for its upcoming fiscal year.
MicroVision Inc. (MVIS) said it will offer an unspecified number of shares of common stock and warrants as the maker of display-technology platforms looks to raise funds for general corporate purposes.
Wabtec Corp. (WAB) said it bought Mors Smitt Holding for $88 million from investment firm Eurazeo (EUZOF, RF.FR), giving Wabtec a broader array of offerings for the locomotive and railcar markets.
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