Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

  • Wall Street expects Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. SWKto report quarterly earnings at $2.04 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion before the opening bell. Stanley Black & Decker shares gained 0.98 percent to close at $139.65 on Thursday.
  • Microsoft CorporationMSFT reported upbeat results for its fiscal fourth quarter and issued strong forecast for the current quarter. Microsoft shares climbed 3.79 percent to $108.36 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts expect Honeywell International Inc. HONto report quarterly earnings at $2.01 per share on revenue of $10.81 billion before the opening bell. Honeywell shares gained 0.72 percent to $148.60 in pre-market trading.
  • PTC Therapeutics, Inc. PTCTagreed to acquire Agilis Biotherapeutics for $50 million in cash and $150 million in common stock. PTC Therapeutics shares gained 8.34 percent to $39.60 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts are expecting General Electric CompanyGE to have earned $0.17 per share on revenue of $29.39 billion in the latest quarter. GE will release earnings before the markets open. GE shares rose 1.02 percent to $13.87 in pre-market trading.
  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc. ISRGreported better-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Thursday. Intuitive Surgical shares rose 2.63 percent to $535.00 in the pre-market trading session.
  • Before the markets open, ManpowerGroup Inc. MANis projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.33 per share on revenue of $5.87 billion. ManpowerGroup shares dropped 0.62 percent to close at $86.10 on Thursday.
  • Zynerba Pharmaceuticals IncZYNE reported a common stock offering. The size was not disclosed. Zynerba Pharmaceuticals shares dipped 18.43 percent to $8.50 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts expect Schlumberger LimitedSLB to report quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $8.36 billion before the opening bell. Schlumberger shares rose 0.10 percent to $66.99 in pre-market trading.
  • Capital One Financial Corp. COFreported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter. Capital One shares 2.13 percent to $97.40 in pre-market trading.