Look at the companies that make headlines before ringing:
Netflix – Netflix posted a quarterly profit of 76 cents per share, exceeding the consensus estimate of 57 cents per share. Video streaming revenue was slightly above Wall Street expectations. However, Netflix's share price has come under pressure after disappointing expectations over Walt Disney and others' growing competition.
T-Mobile Sprint – The two mobile operators have been told by Justice Department officials that their proposed $ 26 billion merger is unlikely to be approved in their current form. Wall Street Journal.
IBM – IBM outperformed Wall Street forecasts by 3 cents a share, with adjusted quarterly earnings of $ 2.25 per share, but sales lagged analysts' forecasts. IBM also predicted sales below expectations for 2019, with pressure driven by weaker demand for mainframe computers and a stronger dollar.
United Continental – United was 20 cents a share above estimates, with adjusted quarterly earnings of $ 1.15 per share. However, airline revenues were below forecasts, and United reduced its planned capacity forecast for the year, partly due to the grounding of Boeing's 737 Max.
CSX – CSX posted a quarterly earnings of $ 1.02 per share, 11 cents a share above estimates. The railway operator's revenue was largely in line with forecasts. The results were supported by higher prices and lower labor and fuel costs.
Ericsson – Ericsson posted better-than-expected earnings and sales in the first quarter, with the telecom equipment industry growing at a particularly strong pace in the North American market.
Boeing – Boeing is being urged by proxy advisors ISS and Glass Lewis to separate the roles of chairman and CEO after two deadly crashes with the company's 737 Max aircraft.
Tiffany – Tiffany was rated as "Outperform" in the new coverage in Bernstein, which is encouraged by the direction of the new CEO and senior management team of the luxury goods retailer.