Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Thursday's session are Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) and T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS).
Exxon Mobil said its second-quarter earnings rose 28% on strength in its exploration and production and refining and marketing segments. Shares fell 1.5% to $101.70 in premarket trading.
Time Warner Cable said its second-quarter profit and revenue improved as the company added more Internet customers, but results just missed analysts' expectations. Shares fell 0.9% to $150 premarket.
T-Mobile's second-quarter results easily topped analysts' expectations as the wireless operator gained more than 1.5 million total subscribers during the period. Shares gained 1.5% to $31.41 premarket.
DirecTV (DTV) said its second-quarter earnings climbed 22% on higher revenue in both the U.S. and Latin America, as the U.S. narrowed its loss of subscribers. Shares edged up slightly to $86.75 premarket.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (VRX, VRX.T) said its second-quarter profit and sales climbed, as the company again made a case to acquire Allergan Inc. (AGN). Valeant's shares slumped 5.4% to $119 premarket.
Apache Corp. (APA) said it is exploring the possible separation of its international assets, as it reported a decline in earnings for the latest quarter. Shares were up 2.5% to $103.77 premarket.
CME Group Inc. (CME) said its second-quarter profit and revenue declined, missing analysts' expectations, as the exchange operator was pressured by low volatility in the markets.
Kellogg Co. (K) said its second-quarter earnings fell, as the company lowered its full-year outlook amid continued struggles for its cereal unit.
Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL) said its second-quarter earnings rose 11% as increased unit sales and pricing helped the company eke out an increase in revenue. The company reaffirmed its full-year earnings guidance.
MasterCard Inc. (MA) said its second-quarter profit rose 9.8% on strong volumes, including those tied to cross-border transactions.
Exelon Corp. (EXC) said its revenue declined in the latest quarter amid lower realized energy prices and less nuclear and fossil output, but results still outpaced market expectations.
Cigna Corp. (CI) said its second-quarter profit improved as the company recorded higher revenue from premiums and fees from its global health care and global supplemental benefits segments. The company again boosted its per-share adjusted earnings outlook for the year.
Avon Products Inc. (AVP) said its second-quarter profit shrank as the beauty company continued to post lackluster sales, particularly in Latin America and North America.
Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY) said its second-quarter earnings rose 8.2%, driven by stronger results at its domestic oil and gas business and its smaller midstream and marketing segment.
L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (LLL) ticked up its 2014 revenue guidance but cut its per-share earnings and margin expectations as its aerospace segment, which is undergoing an accounting review, is expected to get hit by charges.
Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) said its fiscal fourth-quarter profit increased 21% as revenue and bookings for new business continued to improve.
ConocoPhillips (COP) said its second-quarter earnings rose 1.5% on increased oil and gas production and higher average selling prices.
Target Corp. (TGT) named PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) executive Brian Cornell as its new chief executive, turning to an outsider as CEO for the first time in its history.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA) said it swung to a profit in the second quarter, driven by strong sales in its generic medicine sales.
McKesson Corp. (MCK) said its fiscal first-quarter earnings fell 5% despite strong revenue growth related to its international technology business. The company boosted its fiscal-year per-share earnings guidance by 10 cents.
PPL Corp. (PPL) said its second-quarter profit fell 43% as its unregulated wholesale energy segment saw a sharp drop in revenue. However, the company's adjusted earnings edged higher and it raised its earnings guidance for the year.
Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) said it would repurchase $500 million of its shares under an accelerated buyback program, using part of the proceeds of its Red Lobster sale to fund the deal.
Write to Tom Rojas at email@example.com
Subscribe to WSJ: http://online.wsj.com?mod=djnwires