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10 Stocks to Watch: GE, CAT, HON


NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- These stocks might fluctuate in regular trading Friday.

Shares of Dow component General Electric (GE) were rising 0.7% to $19.30 ahead of Friday's opening bell after the conglomerate topped analysts' estimates by 2 cents with a second-quarter profit of 34 cents a share. Revenue fell 4% to $35.6 billion but surpassed expectations for sales of $34.7 billion.

Fellow component Caterpillar (CAT) missed analysts' estimates by 3 cents with adjusted second-quarter earnings of $1.72 a share. Sales of $14.2 billion exceeded the $13.6 billion in sales the market had anticipated. The stock was losing 4.3% at $106.77 in early trading.

Honeywell (HON) shares were losing 1% at $57.65 after the industrial products maker reported second-quarter revenue of $9.09 billion, less than the $9.27 billion analysts had projected.

Flash memory specialist SanDisk (SNDK) reported quarterly earnings of earned $1.14 a share, compared to $1.08 a share in the same period last year. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had predicted earnings of $1 a share. Revenue also increased 17% to $1.4 billion. SanDisk shares were gaining 3.7% at $43.12.

Shares of Schlumberger (SLB) were up 3.1% at $93.75 after the oilfield services company said second-quarter earnings rose 64% as revenue jumped 51% from a year earlier. Per-share profit was 87 cents a share, beating analysts' estimates for 85 cents. Revenue climbed to $9.62 billion, topping forecasts for $9.2 billion.

SunTrust Banks (STI) shares were rising 2.2% to $26.30 after the bank reported a profit of 33 cents a share, compared with a year-earlier loss of 11 cents. The results beat expectations for 31 cents. The company also said that provisions for credit losses decline.

Shares of FLIR Systems (FLIR) were down 3.3% at $27.77 after the sensor maker reported weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings and slashed its outlook. The company earned 35 cents a share, excluding some items, less than the 370cent average estimate of analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters. The said it expects to earn as much as $1.38 a share instead of the $1.70 to $1.75 it had forecast.

Apple (AAPL) is considering making a bid for the Hulu online video service, according to Bloomberg. Apple's stock was up 0.6% to $389.45 during the premarket session.

Shares of chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) were climbing 7.7% to $7 after the company reported quarterly earnings of 9 cents, exceeding analysts' forecasts by 1 cent. The company also said revenue would rise 8% to 12% during the next quarter. That view implies revenue of $1.73 billion for the September quarter, beating Wall Street's forecast of $1.70 billion.

Coinstar (CSTR) were losing 11% at $52.40 after the company said Mitch Lowe, president of its Redbox automated DVD rental service, resigned to pursue "entrepreneurial" efforts. The company also forecast its revenue to be $434 million to $436 million, less than the $445.9 million analysts expected.

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