Companies to Watch: Lululemon outperforms, Zoom Video raises forecast, LaCroix’s parent company comes up short

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Here are the companies the Yahoo Finance team is watching for you today.

Lululemon’s (LULU) stock is up after the company reported strong second quarter earnings. Same store and direct to consumer sales rose 15% combined. The retailer saw strong growth in men's clothing. Lulu also increased the number of stores where customers could pick up their online orders.

Zoom Video (ZM) posted a surprise profit and increased its annual forecast for earnings and revenue. The communications company posted second-quarter earnings of $5.5 million on revenue of $145.8 million. Since going public in April, Zoom has traded at no less than twice its initial price of $36 per share.

LaCroix's parent company National Beverage Corp.( FIZZ) is reporting fiscal first-quarter sales and earnings that are lower than where the company was a year ago. Facing tough competition as seltzer and sparking water continues to grow in popularity, the company earned $34.5 million, down from $48.8 million at the same time last year. Net sales fell to $263.6 million from $292.6 million.

An angered American Airlines (AAL) employee allegedly turned off a plane’s navigation system before it was set to take flight. The employee is a veteran mechanic who was unhappy with the company’s stalled union contracts. The worker was charged yesterday with willfully damaging, destroying or disabling an aircraft, according to the Miami Herald.

Apple (AAPL) Music subscribers can now stream music through its new web interface rather than the outdated iTunes app or separate Apple Music app. The site can stream the entire Apple Music catalog and is compatible with all browsers and all devices. The beta site is missing some features but the tech giant said it'll continue to build on it over time.