Baker Hughes IncorporatedBHI shares rose 8.2 percent to $59.00 in pre-market trading. General Electric Co.GE is said to be in talks to acquire Baker Hughes, according to sources as reported by Dow Jones on Thursday. A deal could be valued at as much as $30 billion, the sources said. However, Bloomberg later reported that a GE spokesperson said they are is in talks with Baker Hughes regarding possible partnerships, but not an acquisition.
Sanofi SA (ADR)SNY rose 8 percent to $40.20 in the pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings and lifted its full-year profit forecast.
Alphabet IncGOOG rose 1.6 percent to $808.00 in the pre-market trading session after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its third quarter. The company also announced a $7 billion stock buyback plan.
McKesson CorporationMCK fell 15.3 percent to $136.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its second quarter and lowered its FY17 earnings outlook. McKesson also reported a new $4 billion buyback plan.
Novo Nordisk A/S (ADR)NVO shares fell 13.9 percent to $35.26 in pre-market trading after the company issued a warning on profit forecast for the full year. The company indicated its sales forecast are around 5-6 percent for the full year, while adjusted operating profit is guided between 5-7 percent in local currencies.
Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN shares fell 5.4 percent to $774.19 in the pre-market trading session as the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its third quarter on Thursday.