Check out the companies that make headlines before the clock:
Travelers (TRV) - The insurance company reported a quarterly profit of $ 5.20 per. Travelers benefited from stronger results in investment income and underwriting, and its stock rose 2.5% in the pre-market.
American Airlines (AAL) - American rose 1.3% in pre-market trading after reporting a quarterly loss of $ 1.42 per share, 6 cents less than expected. The airline also reported better-than-expected revenue as U.S. results were helped by strong holiday demand.
Signet Jewelers (SIG) - The jewelry retailer saw its stock rise 5.9% in the advance market after saying that total sales during the Christmas season increased 30.4% and sales in the same store increased 25.2%.
United Airlines (UAL) - United Airlines lost $ 1.60 per share in the fourth quarter, which is less than the $ 2.11 loss analysts expected. Revenue topped forecasts, with United saying the proliferation of the omicron Covid-19 variant hurt short-term reservations, but it expects the negative impact to be temporary. United fell 1.4% in pre-market trading.
Ford (F) - Ford lost 2% in the advance market after Jefferies downgraded the carmaker's share to "hold" from "buy". Jefferies said optimism over Ford's plans for electric vehicles drove the stock higher than it was justified, leaving very little potential on the upside.
Regions Financial (RF) - The bank's stock tumbled 4.9% in pre-market trading after reporting lower-than-expected quarterly earnings, with revenue matching analysts' estimates.
Electronic Arts (EA) - Electronic Arts could become the next attractive target in the gaming sector following Microsoft's (MSFT) agreement to acquire Activision Blizzard (ATVI), according to a column in today's Financial Times. Electronic Arts rose 1% in the premarket.
Discover Financial Services (DFS) - Discover reported a quarterly profit of $ 3.64 per share, 5 cents below estimates, with revenue also falling below analysts' forecasts. The stock fell 3% in pre-market action.
Alcoa (AA) - Alcoa reported adjusted quarterly earnings of $ 2.50 per share. Alcoa benefited from rising aluminum prices and the stock rose 1.9% in the pre-market.
Casper Sleep (CSPR) - Casper Sleep rose 12.9% in pre-market trading after shareholders approved a deal to take the mattress company private. The deal is expected to be completed next week.