Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:
Unilever, Kraft Heinz — Kraft Heinz confirmed that it has made a takeover proposal to Unilever. Although its initial proposal was turned down, Kraft said in a statement that it looked forward to coming to terms on a deal while warning there is no guarantee one will be reached.
Deere — Deere earned 61 cents per share for its latest quarter, 6 cents above estimates, and its revenue also exceeded forecasts despite what Deere calls softness in its farming and construction equipment markets.
VF Corp. — The parent of North Face, Wrangler, and other apparel brands matched estimates with adjusted quarterly profit of 97 cents per share, though revenue was slightly short. VF said it was pleased with its performance given the inconsistency of the U.S. marketplace.
Moody's — The bond rating service earned an adjusted $1.23 per share for its latest quarter, 1 cent below estimates. However, revenue exceeded forecasts, and Moody's also gave an upbeat outlook for the full year.
Bloomin' Brands — The parent of Outback Steakhouse and other restaurant chains matched estimates with adjusted quarterly profit of 31 cents per share, though revenue came in below Street projections. The company sees 2017 comparable restaurant sales flat to slightly lower for 2017, and that it will close 43 underperforming restaurants.
Hertz Global — Credit Suisse downgraded the car rental company's stock to "underperform" from "neutral," pointing to a weak volume growth environment and...