Check out the companies that make headlines before the clock:
Tesla – Tesla has cut 150 out of 230 workers at a Las Vegas facility delivering vehicles to North American customers , According to a Reuters report, the employer cited in the report says Apollo Global Management – Private equity company is in close agreement to purchase 14 regional TV stations from private Cox Enterpri is seen, according to Reuters, and people quote the case.
Walmart – A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing Walmart and six other blackmailers. The dealers had been sued by three plaintiffs accused of shoplifting, claiming that there was conspiracy to force accused shoplifters to pay up front or in installments to avoid prosecution.
Lockheed Martin – The defense contractor and others were sued by the government for alleged false allegations and repayments. The case involves a multibillion-dollar contract to clean up a nuclear area. Lockheed denied the claim and said it would defend the case greatly.
Apple – Apple saw a 19.9 percent decline in smartphone shipments in China in the fourth quarter, according to a report by the South China Morning Post.
Activision Blizzard – Videogame maker plans to announce hundreds of job listings on Tuesday due to lower sales, according to a Bloomberg report.
Newspaper Budget – The car rental company stock was upgraded to "buy from" sell "at Goldman Sachs in a valuation call, with the price target increased to $ 35 per share from $ 30. Goldman feels headwinds to the industry are already priced in and that between Avis and the publicly-traded rival Hertz Global, Avis is the better operator.
Bed Bath & Beyond – The shares were downgraded to "sell" from "hold" at Loop Capital Markets, which said it did not expect the home dealer to achieve its current year-round guidance.
Nvidia – Bernstein downgraded the chipmaker's stok k to "market perform" from "outperform", noting the company's recent cuts in earnings guidance and a perception that stocks have little opportunity to knock out their peers.