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DuPont–The chemical maker earned 59 cents per share for the fourth quarter, excluding certain items, four cents above estimates, and also announced a new $5 billion share repurchase program. DuPont was helped by stronger sales in its agriculture segment.

Pfizer–The drug maker reported fourth quarter profit of 56 cents per share, four cents above estimates, with revenues above consensus as well. However, its profits were down 59 percent from a year earlier, as major drugs lost their market exclusivity.

Ford–The automaker earned 31 cents per share for the fourth quarter, three cents above estimates, with revenue also beating consensus. Ford posted record North American profits during the year, and although it lost money in Europe for 2013, its losses were smaller than the year before.

Comcast–The NBCUniversal parent earned 66 cents per share for the fourth quarter, two cents below estimates, as its tax rate was higher than expected. Its revenues did beat estimates, and Comcast also raised its quarterly dividend 15.4 percent as well as increasing its stock buyback program to $7.5 billion.

DR Horton–The home builder beat estimates by seven cents with fiscal first quarter profit of 36 cents per share. Revenue was also above estimates as new orders rose by four percent.

Cliffs Natural Resources–Hedge fund Casablanca Capital took a 5.2 percent stake in the iron ore producer, and is calling on the company to double its dividend, convert U.S. assets to a master limited partnership, and spin off international assets.

Corning–Corning reported fourth quarter profit of 29 cents per share, two cents above estimates, with revenue also above analyst forecasts.

Lexmark–The maker of computer printers earned $1.18 per share for the fourth quarter, excluding certain items, eight cents above estimates, with revenues also beating forecasts. Lexmark benefited from both better sales, and a recent accounting change related to its retirement plans.

Air Products–The industrial gas maker beat estimates by two cents with fiscal first quarter profit of $1.35. The company's revenue declined from a year earlier, but it was helped by better operating margins.

Danaher–The manufacturing company beat estimates by a penny with fourth quarter profit of 96 cents per share, as it saw an across-the-board rise in sales. However, its current quarter earnings forecast is below analyst estimates.

Apple–The tech giant reported fiscal first quarter profit of $14.50 per share, above estimates of $14.07. However, the stock is under pressure on less than expected holiday season iPhone sales, as well as a current quarter forecast that falls short of analyst estimates.

Seagate Technology–The hard disk drive maker reported second quarter profit of $1.32 per share, excluding certain items, six cents below estimates. Seagate saw slowing sales in its cloud storage business.

Kansas City Southern–The company raised its dividend by 30 percent, with the rail operator's quarterly payout rising to 28 cents per share.

Toyota –The automaker will cut its Japan-based auto production by 15 percent in April from year earlier levels, as it expects demand to lessen due to the implementation of a national sales tax.

General Electric–GE chief executive officer Jeff Immelt bought 40,000 shares of GE on Monday, at a purchase price of $25.04 per share.

By CNBC's Peter Schacknow

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