Boeing (BA - Get Report) won an order for 50 777s from Dubai airline Emirates. The order, valued at $18 billion, is Boeing's biggest-ever single order in dollar terms. Emirates has options to buy additional planes, which could boost the value of the order to $26 billion. Boeing shares were gaining 3% to $68.90 in premarket trading Monday.
Chemicals company LyondellBasell (LYB - Get Report) announced a special dividend of $4.50 a share to be paid on Dec. 16. The company also said that its quarterly dividend has been increased by 5 cents a share to 25 cents. Shares were gaining 2.6% to $37.
J.C. Penney (JCP - Get Report) projects fourth-quarter earnings of $1.05 to $1.15 a share, compared with the average analyst estimate of $1.14 a share. The company reported third-quarter adjusted earnings of 11 cents a share, beating the average analyst estimate by 2 cents. Shares were falling 2.1% to $33.23.
Mining giant BHP (BHP) plans to spend more than $4 billion into developing shale gas projects next year and about $6.5 billion a year on U.S. shale projects in 2020. Shares were down 2.1% to $76.21.