Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF - Get Report) is expected by analysts Friday to post fourth-quarter earnings of $1.96 a share on revenue of $1.49 billion.
KKR & Co. (KKR) submitted an offer of $75 a share for industrial machinery maker Gardner Denver (GDI), Reuters reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. The offer puts KKR in place to buy Gardner Denver, after sources told Reuters that other private-equity bidders have dropped out of the bidding process. Gardner Denver shares closed Thursday at $67.47. Cramer: Beware Too Much M&A Frenzy
Charter Communications (CHTR) is forecast Friday to post a fourth-quarter loss of.28 cents a share on revenue of $1.91 billion, up 4% from a year earlier.
United Airlines (UAL) said Thursday it was taking the grounded Boeing (BA - Get Report) 787 Dreamliner out of its flight plans through June 5, and postponed its new Denver-to-Tokyo flights. Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a battery fire in one plane and forced the emergency landing of another plane last month. Boeing's 787s have been grounded since Jan. 16.
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