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Early movers: CF, CCE, LB, COST, MDLZ, BDX, COST, FIT, TSLA, JPM & more

Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

CF Industries—The fertilizer maker will buy the European, North American, and global distribution businesses of Netherlands-based OCI. The deal is worth $6 billion, excluding assumed debt, and CF will become a subsidiary of a new holding company headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Coca-Cola Enterprises—CCE is combining with two other large Coca-Cola bottlers to form a new company called Coca-Cola European Partners. The new entity has signed a 10-year bottling agreement with Coca-Cola, with an option for a 10-year extension.

L Brands—The Victoria's Secret parent reported a 3 percent increase in same-store sales for July, better than the 2.3 percent consensus estimate of analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.

Costco—Costco reported comparable-store sales were flat in July, a better performance than the 0.6 percent drop that analysts were expecting.

Mondelez International—Mondelez now has activist investor William Ackman's Pershing Square as a stakeholder, with the firm taking a 7.5-percent stake worth about $5.5 billion. The maker of Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies issued a statement saying it welcomed Pershing as an investor.

Becton Dickinson—The medical products maker reported...


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