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Early Movers: AIG, LKND, VZ & More

Friday, 3 May 2013 | 8:28 AM ET

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

American International Group - The insurer reported first-quarter profit of $1.34 per share, well above estimates of $0.87 a share. Revenue did fall short of estimates, despite improvements at both of its primary insurance units.

LinkedIn - LinkedIn registered first-quarter earnings of $0.45 per share, excluding certain items, 12 cents above estimates, while revenue also exceeded estimates. However, the social media company projected current-quarter revenue below consensus, disappointing analysts who were expecting LinkedIn's growth to continue at its recent pace.

Kraft Foods - Kraft beat estimates by 12 cents with first-quarter profit of $0.76 per share, while revenue was also above analysts' forecasts. Kraft benefited from both cost-cutting moves and sales growth.

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Newell Rubbermaid - The household products maker reported first-quarter profit of $0.35 per share, excluding certain items, three cents above estimates, though revenue fell short of consensus. Newell also announced plans to sell its hardware and teaching aids businesses.

Moody's - The ratings agency reported first-quarter profit of $0.97 per share, excluding certain items, 10 cents above estimates, with revenue also beating forecasts. Its results were helped by an increase in new debt issues.

Gilead Sciences - Gilead earned $0.48 per share, excluding certain items, for the first quarter, two cents below estimates, with revenue falling short, as well. Gilead did see higher sales of its newer products, but that was partially offset by a drop in revenue from its older HIV drugs.

Tempur-Pedic - The company reported first-quarter profit of $0.62 per share, excluding certain items, one cent above estimates, while the mattress maker's revenue also beat forecasts. However, its full-year revenue forecast was short of analysts' consensus. The company completed its purchase of competitor Sealy on March 18.

OpenTable - OpenTable earned $0.45 per share for the first quarter, excluding certain items, two cents above estimates, but its current-quarter revenue outlook fell slightly short of consensus. The online restaurant reservations provider saw growth in both its North American and international businesses, and CEO Matt Roberts is emphasizing a focus on growing mobile revenue.

Barnes & Noble - The book seller is adding Google's app store, Google Play, to its Nook HD products as of today, expanding the number of available apps from about 10,000 to more than 700,000.

Verizon Communications - CEO Lowell McAdam does not plan to pay a premium for Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless, according to JPMorgan Chase analysts who met with McAdam.

Duke Energy - The largest U.S. power provider earned $1.02 per share for its latest quarter, excluding certain items, two cents below estimates. Revenue did, however, beat analysts' forecasts. Duke saw demand for commercial electricity slip compared to a year ago.

Automatic Data Processing - ADP earned $0.98 per share for its third quarter, beating Street estimates by one cent a share, while revenue came in above consensus. The business solutions provider reported increased bookings in its employer services and PEO services units, while client interest revenue declined.


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