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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell on Tuesday:

DuPont - DuPont earned $1.52 per share for the first quarter, four cents above estimates. Results were driven by improved sales of seeds and agriculture chemicals.

Travelers - The insurance company reported first-quarter profit of $2.31 pre share, excluding certain items, above estimates of $2.02 a share. Travelers benefited from higher premium prices and a drop in natural disaster claims.

United Technologies - The diversified manufacturer earned $1.39 per share for the first quarter, 10 cents above estimates, though revenue was slightly shy of consensus. The company was helped by higher sales to defense and aerospace customers.


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Netflix - Netflix reported first-quarter profit of $0.31 per share. That was well above estimates of $0.19 a share, and its addition of two million streaming subscribers in the U.S. was also encouraging to investors.

Texas Instruments - The chipmaker earned $0.32 per share for the third quarter, two cents above estimates, while revenue was also slightly above consensus. It also anticipates growth for the current quarter as demand for its semiconductors improves.

Zions Bancorp - Zions reported first-quarter profit of $0.48 per share, nine cents above estimates, though revenue was shy of consensus. The bank's bottom line was helped by an improvement in credit quality.

Noble Energy - Noble has approved a two-for-one stock split, as well as a 12 percent increase in its quarterly dividend. The payout will be increased by three cents to $0.28 per share.

Wal-Mart Stores - Chief Executive Mike Duke earned $20.7 million in 2012, according to a new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing. That was up from $18.1 million a year earlier.

Ameriprise Financial - Ameriprise earned $1.59 per share for its first quarter, beating consensus estimates by two cents. The financial services provider also raised its quarterly dividend by 16 percent to $0.52 per share.

Apple - Apple received a favorable ruling from an International Trade Commission panel, which said Apple did not violate a patent held by Google's Motorola Mobility unit.

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RadioShack - The electronics retailer lost $0.35 per share for the first quarter, wider than the $0.10 a share loss analysts were expecting. Sales were also short of Street consensus.

Forest Laboratories - The drugmaker reported quarterly profit of $0.25 per share, excluding certain items, $0.11 a share ahead of estimates. However, the company's full-year projection of $0.80 to $1 per share is largely short of analyst estimates of $1, as the company suffers the effects of the loss of patent exclusivity for its Lexapro treatment.

Coach - Coach earned $0.84 per share for its third quarter, four cents above estimates, and also approved a 13 percent increase in its annual dividend to $1.35 a share. Separately, President Reed Krakoff has decided not to renew his contract when it expires in June 2014.

Xerox - Xerox earned $0.27 per share for the first quarter, three cents above estimates. However, its current-quarter estimate is below Street estimates as it accelerates the pace of a restructuring plan.

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—By CNBC's Peter Schacknow

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