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Hormel cuts guidance, United CEO backs Boeing, UBS slashes Apple: Companies to watch

Here are the companies Yahoo Finance is watching today.

A warning from food maker Hormel (HRL). The company's latest earnings were roughly in-line with estimates, but it's lowering guidance as costs rise. Part of that is tied to the growing swine fever outbreak impacting hog supplies in Asia.

United's (UAL) CEO is standing behind Boeing (BA) and its 737 Max jets. Oscar Munoz told shareholders he'll be on the first Max flight, once the FAA lets the jets back in the air. But he understands customer worries, and he told reporters the airline will "absolutely rebook" anyone nervous about flying on the Max jets.

More worries for Apple (AAPL) now that another top analyst has cut its forecast. This time it's UBS, which is increasingly worried over customers taking longer to upgrade their phones. That could eat into Apple's sales. Still, they are maintaining a Buy rating, with a price target of $225 dollars a share.

Ford (F) is turning to robots to get packages to your door. The automaker has unveiled "Digit," designed to walk deliveries from a self-driving car right to your doorstep. The robot has a bevy of sensors, can plot the fastest path, and can lift packages up to 40 pounds. Of course, people rushed to social media to give their opinions — with some calling the robot "creepy."

Amazon (AMZN) shareholders have rejected an effort to curb the company's facial recognition program. Two non-binding proposals were defeated at the company's annual shareholder meeting. The company had lobbied against the proposals, insisting anyone who uses its facial recognition system must follow the law.