Infoblox Inc, Gold Fields, Rio Tinto, Nokia Corp, Transocean Ltd, BHP Billiton, ASML Holding, Frontline and Retalix Ltd. are among the companies whose shares are moving in pre-market trading Thursday.
Infoblox Inc. (BLOX) stock rallied 10.18 percent to $15.37 in pre-market trading. The company reported the first quarter adjusted net profit of $3 million or $0.06 per share. Infoblox expects the fiscal 2013 adjusted net profit to be in a range of $0.17 to $0.21 per share on revenues of $204 to $208 million, above analysts’ estimate of $0.06 per share on revenues of $198.99 million.
Gold Fields Ltd. (GFI) stock climbed 5.74 percent to $12.53 in pre-market trading. The company announced the creation of a new South African gold mining company through the proposed unbundling of its 100 percent owned subsidiary, Sibanye Gold Limited, which holds the KDC and Beatrix gold mines as well as various service companies.
Rio Tinto Plc (RIO) stock surged 3.37 percent to $49.02 in pre-market trading. The company announced Thursday that it would reduce unnecessary costs to generate a $5 billion savings by the end of 2014. It will also reduce the planned spending on exploration and evaluation projects by $1 billion over the remainder of 2012 and 2013.
Nokia Corp. (NOK) stock gained 2.75 percent to $3.36 in pre-market trading. Nokia said Wednesday that a Swedish arbitrator had ruled that Research In Motion was in breach of contract and is not entitled to manufacture or sell WLAN products without first agreeing royalties with Nokia.
Transocean Ltd. (RIG) stock rose 1.73 percent to $45.86 in pre-market trading. The stock has a 52-week low of $38.21, a 52-week high of $59.03 and $16.20 billion in market capitalization.
BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP) stock advanced 1.21 percent to $72.21 in pre-market trading. The stock has a 52-week low of $59.87, a 52-week high of $82.23 and $114.57 billion in market capitalization.
ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) stock tumbled 18.15 percent to $62.98 in pre-market trading. The company stock climbed more than 31 percent in regular trading Wednesday.
Frontline Ltd. (FRO) stock plunged 4.37 percent to $3.28 in pre-market trading. Its third quarter net loss narrowed $49.0 million or $0.63 per share from $166.2 million or $2.13 per share in the same quarter last year while the analysts expected a net loss of $0.49 per share.
Retalix Ltd. (RTLX) stock climbed 2.85 percent to $28.66 in pre-market trading. The company stock climbed nearly 35 percent in regular trading Wednesday after NCR Corp. announced that it would acquire RTLX for a cash purchase price of $30.00 per Retalix share, implying a transaction value of approximately $650 million.