Take a look at the companies that make headlines before ringing:
Sony – According to a Bloomberg report, Sony is increasing production of next-generation 3D camera sensors in response to Apple and others' interest. A Sony executive indicates that the Sensor business will make profits and positively impact earnings in the next fiscal year.
Sinclair Broadcast Group – The New York Yankees are in separate talks with Sinclair and Amazon.com about the collaboration to compete for the YES network according to The Wall Street Journal. JA is one of the 21st Century Fox assets that Walt Disney must sell for approval of its Fox assets deal by the government. The magazine reported that the Yankees had also turned to the cable operator Altice USA .
Aphria – The Canadian cannabis producer is the target of a hostile takeover bid by the US retailer Green Growth Brands. The stock swap proposal is $ 2.06 billion.
Amazon.com Walmart – Retail giants may be impacted by new restrictions on foreign e-commerce companies operating in India. New regulations that make inventory management more difficult for these companies will come into force on 1 February.
Spirit Airlines – According to new government data, Spirit was more punctual in October than any other US airline, and its flights were about 81 percent of the time this year. This is in contrast to Spirits general reputation for bringing more claims from consumers than any other airline.
Comcast – The Department of Justice will not step up its investigation into 2011's acquisition of CNBC's parent NBCUniversal by Comcast. This is evident from a report in the New York Post.
First Republic Bank – The bank will join the S & P 500 prior to the opening of trading on January 2. First Republic becomes SCANA Corp. replace, which is currently being taken over by Dominion Energy.
Dell Technologies – Dell will trade on the New York Stock Exchange today and return the computer manufacturer to the public markets. This follows the purchase of Dell Tracking Shares in the software vendor VMWare. The stock is rated "overweight" at JPMorgan Chase, with a target price of $ 60 per share.
Philip Morris – Philip Morris is the subject of positive analyst comments at Piper Jaffray that the current price level for the tobacco maker's stock represents a buying opportunity due to strong underlying earnings growth.
Wingstop – Wedbush upgraded the restaurant operator's stock from "neutral" to "outperformance", highlighting Wingstop's sales prospects in the same business and improving profit margins.