US benchmarks are poised for a lower start, continuing the trajectory from yesterday's close.
The Orlando, Florida-based company said it had net income of US$1.73 per share, and adjusted for one-time gains and costs, that was US$1.71 per share. Consensus was for US$1.64 a share.
Meanwhile, Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE:CAG), the food packaging group, saw shares add 1.16% in pre-market to US$35.72 as its latest quarterly earnings report showed a profit beat and the group also raised its outlook.
Net income for the three months to February 25 rose to US$$362.8mln compared to US$179.7mln in the same period a year ago.
For fiscal 2018, Conagra raised its adjusted EPS (earnings per share) outlook to between US$2.03 and US$2.05 from its previous guidance of the higher end of US$1.84 to US$$1.89.
Elsewhere, Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) shares are up 5.92% to US$5.19 in deals before the bell. It came as wealth management group Raymond James upgraded the group to a 'strong buy' from 'market perform'.
Namely, an extra two years of charging Medicare higher prices for its cataract surgery drug.