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Early movers: JPM, HD, DPZ, FB, THC, MCD, T & more

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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

Home Depot–The home improvement retailer earned 73 cents per share for the fourth quarter, two cents above estimates, though revenue was slightly short. Fourth quarter comparable store sales were essentially in line with estimates, and Home Depot also announced a 21 percent increase in its quarterly dividend.

Tenet Healthcare —The company posted fourth quarter profit of 43 cents per share, excluding certain items. That was nine cents above estimates, with revenue beating Wall Street forecasts as well. The hospital operator benefitted in part from higher revenue per patient admission.

Bloomin' Brands–The parent of the Outback Steakhouse and Bonefish Grill chains beat estimates by one cent with quarterly profit of 27 cents per share, with revenue essentially in line. The company said it is pleased with the quarter's performance in a difficult environment.

Cracker Barrel Old Country–The restaurant chain missed estimates by a penny with quarterly earnings of $1.55 per share, saying winter weather significantly impacted its results.

Domino's Pizza–The pizza chain beat estimates by two cents with quarterly profit of 78 cents per share, with revenue also above estimates. Domino's also raised its quarterly dividend to 25 cents per share from 20 cents.

Toll Brothers–Toll earned 25 cents per share for its latest quarter, seven cents above estimates, with the luxury home builder seeing profits rise more than tenfold over a year earlier.

JPMorgan Chase–The mega bank will cut several thousand more jobs in its mortgage business, according to the Financial Times. The bank had already planned to cut up to 15,000 positions in that unit.

Tractor Supply–The farm and ranch store operator increased its stock buyback program by $1 billion to a total of $2 billion.

Zulily–The company reported fourth quarter profit of 10 cents per share, excluding certain items, beating estimates by six cents, with revenue exceeding estimates as well. The daily deals site, which offers clothing and accessories for women and children, went public in November.

Live Nation–Live Nation reported a loss of 22 cents per share for the fourth quarter, smaller than the 37 cent loss expected by analysts. Its results were helped by increased revenue at its concerts and advertising businesses.

Cisco Systems–The networking equipment company saw strong demand for its $8 billion debt sale, the second largest ever by a technology company.

Facebook–The social network is retiring its facebook.com email address system, primarily because very few people used it.

McDonald's–The restaurant chain is considering an extension of its breakfast hours beyond 10:30 a.m. ET, something customers have long wanted. However, McDonald's is still mulling the logistics involved, according to an AP interview.

Western Union–Western Union is the target of a Federal Trade Commission probe involving fraud-induced money transfers. The money-transfer company is the world's largest, but its profit has been hurt by expenses related to tougher money laundering laws.

RealPage–RealPage earned 16 cents per share, excluding certain items, for its fourth quarter, missing estimates by a penny, with revenue also falling short of forecasts. The rental housing software company also gave 2014 guidance that falls short of consensus.

Stifel Financial –Stifel beat estimates by 12 cents with fourth quarter profit of 79 cents per share, excluding certain items, with revenue beating consensus. The investment firm's results were helped by increased revenue in its global wealth management and equity brokerage businesses.

AT&T–The company is in talks with Netflix about a deal for faster speeds. That comes a day after Comcast struck a similar deal, with Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam telling CNBC his company is also having such discussions with Netflix.

SunTrust Banks–The bank said it could face "substantial penalties" from a mortgage probe, and also disclosed a new Justice Department investigation involving its mortgage business.

LinkedIn–The business social network launched a Chinese language version of its website, as it expands into the world's largest internet market.

Sina–The China-based internet company is reportedly planning to spin off its Weibo microblogging service in a U.S. initial public offering.

By CNBC's Peter Schacknow

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