Check out the companies making headlines before the bell rings:
activism blizzard (ATVI) – Activision Blizzard fell 3.3% in premarket trading after Politico reported it is likely to be sued by the Federal Trade Commission to block Microsoft$69 billion purchase of the videogame publisher.
Tesla (TSLA) – Tesla said its full self-driving beta software is now available to everyone in North America. The announcement comes as Tesla is still awaiting regulatory approval for its self-driving cars. Tesla climbed 2% in premarket trading.
manchester united (MANUU) — Shares of the soccer team rose 10.8% in pre-market action, following reports earlier this week that it was considering strategic options, including a possible sale. Manchester United shares jumped 14.7% on Tuesday and 25.8% on Wednesday.
bed Bath and Beyond (BBBY) – The home goods retailer is struggling to keep stock in its stores, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The paper cited analytics company Dataview numbers that showed more than 40% of the retailer’s products were out of stock in October. Nonetheless, the stock rose 1% in the premarket.
Deutsche Bank (DB) — US-traded shares of the German bank added 2.4% in the premarket after a report from RBC Capital said Deutsche Bank’s restructuring progress has been ignored by investors.
coupe software (COUP) — Shares of the business software provider jumped another 2.7% on top of a 28.9% Wednesday gain in the premarket, according to a Bloomberg report that private equity firm Vista Equity Partners was considering buying Coupa.