NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Fairchild Semiconductor International (FCS - Get Report) was rising 0.4% to $19.25 in premarket trading Thursday after reporting first-quarter earnings of 39 cents a share, beating the average analyst estimate of 36 cents.
The head of a Senate panel investigating the financial crisis is questioning the accuracy of testimony Goldman Sachs (GS) executives gave to Congress last year about whether the firm steered investors toward mortgage securities it knew would likely fail. Shares of Goldman Sachs were falling 1.4% to $157.90 in premarket trading Thursday.
Nokia (NOK - Get Report) was falling 1.4% to $8.62 and Siemens (SI) was down 1.6% to $133.42 as The Wall Street Journal reported the companies are considering selling a majority stake in their joint venture, Nokia Siemens Networks, amid losses and fewer customers.
Toymaker Hasbro (HAS) was falling 0.3% to $45.65 after reporting first-quarter earnings of 12 cents a share, falling short of the Wall Street consensus estimate of 17 cents a share.
Internet search giant Google (GOOG) was falling 0.2% to $575 ahead of its expected first-quarter earnings report of $8.10 a share after the markets close Thursday.
Oil giant BP (BP) was flat at $45.37 after saying Thursday it agreed with Rosneft, the Russian oil company, to extend the deadline for a $16 billion share swap agreement to May 16.
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based lumber company Universal Forest Products (UFPI) reported a surprise quarterly loss as sales slowed and winter storms hurt production.
Drug company Vical (VICL - Get Report) announced the issuance of a key patent for TransVax, the company's herpes vaccine.
Warner Music (WMG) has decided to sell itself a whole rather than in parts, The Wall Street Journal reported. >>Search for Highest Dividends by Rate or Yield
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