Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Campbell Soup, Ulta, Tesla, GE & more

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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:

Campbell Soup – Campbell Soup reported adjusted quarterly profit of 49 cents per share, 8 cents above estimates, with organic sales up 2%. Revenue did come in below Wall Street forecasts, but Campbell said it has built a solid foundation on which to improve its results in fiscal 2020.

Big Lots – The discount retailer beat estimates by 13 cents with adjusted quarterly profit of 53 cents per share, with revenue also above estimates. Comparable store sales rose 1.2%, shy of the 1.9% consensus estimate of analysts surveyed by Refinitiv. Big Lots also said it was confident it would be able to successfully navigate tariff-related headwinds.

Dell Technologies – Dell reported adjusted quarterly profit of $2.15 per share, well above the consensus estimate of $1.47. The computer maker also saw revenue beat estimates on strong sales across its computer product line. Dell also said it is successfully mitigating the impact of tariffs imposed by the U.S. and China.

Ulta Beauty – Ulta missed estimates by 4 cents with quarterly earnings of $2.76 per share, with the cosmetics retailer’s revenue essentially in line. However, comparable store sales rose less than expected, and Ulta lowered its profit forecast as sales of color cosmetics slow.

Marvell Technology – Marvell beat estimates by 1 cent with adjusted quarterly earnings of 16 cents per share, with the chip maker’s revenue also beating forecasts. However, Marvell gave weaker-than-expected current-quarter guidance for both revenue and profit, due to the impact of a ban on sales to China’s Huawei, as well as what the company calls a difficult macroeconomic environment.

Walt Disney – Disney sold its 80% stake in the YES Network to an investor group that includes the New York Yankees, and Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Tesla – Sixteen Tesla models will be exempt from China’s auto purchase tax, according to a government statement. Separately, Tesla raised prices for some of its vehicles in China, as the yuan drops to its lowest levels in more than a decade.

General Electric – GE won a partial dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit that had accused it of fraudulent accounting. The judge did give shareholders permission to amend their complaint.

Workday – Workday reported adjusted quarterly profit of 44 cents per share, 9 cents above estimates, while the maker of human resources and financial software also saw revenue come in above forecasts. Workday saw subscription revenue jump 34% during the quarter, and gave a better-than-expected forecast for current quarter subscription revenue.

Groupon – Groupon is being targeted by activist investors, according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper said those investors are hoping to persuade management to buy back stock, enter a strategic partnership, or sell the company.

American Outdoor Brands – American Outdoor Brands reported adjusted quarterly profit of 3 cents per share, 4 cents shy of estimates, with the Smith & Wesson parent also seeing revenue fall short of Wall Street forecasts. The company also gave a weaker than expected full year forecast.

Correction: This article has been updated to reflect that 16 Tesla models will be exempt from China’s auto purchase tax. A previous version misstated the type of exemption. 

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