Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell Friday:
Ford Motor (NYSE:F) - Deutsche Bank Securities upgraded the automaker's shares to buy from hold with a $19 target.
Wells Fargo (WFC) - The bank reported earnings of $1.05 a share on revenue of $20.63 billion, versus expectations of 97 cents a share on $20.6 billion in sales.
JPMorgan Chase (JPM) - The bank fell short of Wall Street's estimates, hurt by slowing loan growth . The bank reported earnings of $1.28 a share on revenue of $22.99 billion. Analysts estimated the company would post earnings of $1.40 a share of $24.53 billion in sales.
Zynga (ZNGA) - Morgan Stanley upgraded the mobile game developer to equal-weight.
The Gap (GPS) - Janney Capital Markets downgraded the retailer to neutral from buy.
Thales SA (Euronext Paris: HO-FR) - JPMorgan lowered its rating on the French defense-electronics maker.
--By CNBC's Kate Gibson.
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