Try the businesses making headlines earlier than the bell:

Travelers – The insurance coverage firm earned $3.45 per share for its second quarter, simply beating the consensus estimate of $2.39. Income additionally topped forecasts, with Vacationers benefiting from larger premiums, improved funding returns and decrease disaster losses. 

Nasdaq – Nasdaq shares rose 1% within the premarket after the trade operator introduced plans to spin out its Nasdaq Personal Market, its platform for personal firm shares, right into a separate firm. It can achieve this in partnership with a gaggle of banks together with Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

Halliburton – Halliburton jumped greater than 2% in premarket buying and selling, after beating estimates by 3 cents with quarterly earnings of 26 cents per share. The oilfield companies firm posted its second straight quarterly revenue as rebounding oil costs boosted demand.

IBM – IBM beat estimates by 4 cents with adjusted quarterly earnings of $2.33 per share, whereas income beat estimates as effectively. IBM’s income improve of three.4% from year-earlier ranges was its strongest in 3 years, helped by IBM’s cloud and software program companies. IBM jumped roughly 3.5% in premarket motion.

PPG Industries – PPG earned an adjusted $1.94 per share for its newest quarter, falling in need of the $2.19 consensus estimate, although the paint and coatings maker did see income barely above Wall Road forecasts. PPG additionally warned that enter and different prices would improve in the course of the present quarter. PPG tumbled roughly 6.5% within the premarket.

Johnson & Johnson, McKesson, Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen – U.S. states are anticipated to announce a $26 billion settlement this week with firms accused of fueling a nationwide opioid epidemic, in accordance with a number of experiences. The settlement would contain funds from drug maker J&J in addition to the three drug distributors. McKesson jumped greater than 5% within the premarket, with Cardinal Well being including 4.5%. 

Comcast, ViacomCBS – Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and ViacomCBS Chair Shari Redstone in current weeks mentioned a potential worldwide streaming partnership, in accordance with folks acquainted with the matter who spoke to the Wall Street Journal. ViacomCBS gained 1.3% in premarket buying and selling, with Comcast up 0.1%.

Zions Bancorp – Zions earned $2.08 per share for the second quarter, effectively above the consensus estimate of $1.29, with the financial institution’s income topping Road forecasts as effectively. Its outcomes have been boosted by a reversal of pandemic-related mortgage loss provisions, amongst different components. The corporate stated future credit-related losses will likely be considerably lower than beforehand anticipated. 

JB Hunt Transport – JB Hunt Transport got here in 4 cents forward of estimates with quarterly earnings of $1.61 per share, whereas the logistics firm’s income additionally beat estimates. The corporate noticed robust freight demand throughout all its segments in the course of the quarter.

Crown Holdings – Crown Holdings reported adjusted quarterly earnings of $2.15 per share, in comparison with a consensus estimate of $1.78, with the maker of packaging merchandise for shopper items additionally seeing income prime Wall Road forecasts. Its efficiency was helped partially by robust demand within the beverage can phase. Crown shares jumped almost 4% within the premarket.