With US futures pointing to a lower open as global markets are taking a knock from President Trump's comments over North Korea and mounting tension, several stocks are in play before the bell.
Vantiv Inc shares shed around 0.48% after the bell as it emerged that it had sealed its $10.4bn meger with London listed giant Worldpay.
Vantiv offered 55 pence in cash for each Worldpay share, an interim divi of 0.8 pence per Worldpay share, and a special divi of 4.2 pence per share, and the deal will create a combined entity worth almost US$29bn.
Elsewhere, Mylan NV (NASDAQ:MYL) shed 7.71% in pre-market deals to US$29.30 as it posted downbeat second quarter results and issued a weak full year 2017 outlook.
Earnings rose to US$297mln from US$168.4mln last year. Adjusted earnings-per-share were US$1.10, below consensus estimates of US$1.16.
Mylan slashes earnings forecast, shares fall— Michel Audiard law (@ChloeNebel) 9 August 2017
Also tanking before the bell was fashion and manufacturing firm Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ:FOSL), down 21.96% to US$9.24, as it reported a big second quarter loss and the departure of its finance chief.
Meanwhile, Childrens Place Inc (NASDAQ: PLCE), the kids clothing retailer, saw shares lose over 4% in pre-market to US$113.14 as it reported the appointment of Steven G. Rado to the position of chief digital officer with effect from August 14 this year.
Elsewhere, Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ACHN) raced up over 21% to US$4.88 before the bell as second-quarter losses at the New Haven-based drugmaker increased by 21.6% to US$22.5mln, which was in-line with expectations.