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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

Pier 1 Imports– The retailer said it is experiencing "severe disruption" from the rough winter and is cutting its sales and earnings guidance as a result, although it expects a return to more normal business trends once the weather improves.

Mattel –The toy maker is buying Canada's Mega Brands in a $460 million cash deal. Mega Brands has the rights to toys based on popular video games like "Call of Duty" and "Halo", as well as characters like SpongeBob.

Amazon.com– Re/code reports that the internet retailer is considering a free music service for Amazon Prime subscribers.


TripAdvisor–Susquehanna Financial upgraded the travel review site's shares to "neutral" from "negative", due to faster than expected revenue growth, among other factors.

Jos. A. Bank–The clothing retailer rejected a $63.50 per share takeover bid from rival Men's Wearhouse, but agreed to meet to discuss the offer. Jos. A. Bank said it is willing to consider a higher bid.

Gap—The retail chain beat estimates by two cents with fourth quarter earnings of 68 cents per share, though projected full year earnings fell slightly below consensus. The parent of Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy also raised its quarterly dividend by 10 percent to 88 cents per share. Gap said it was helped by a sales rebound in January, but will be hurt by unfavorable currency exchange rates during 2014.

Salesforce.com–The company reported fourth quarter profit of seven cents per share, excluding certain items, one cent above estimates. Subscription and support fees for the business software provider jumped 37 percent from a year earlier.

Ross Stores–Ross matched analyst forecasts with fourth quarter profit of $1.02 per share, but the retailer's current quarter forecast is shy of estimates, as it tries to stay ahead of a competitive retail environment and the possibility of having to discount more aggressively.

Splunk–The company earned three cents per share, excluding certain items, for the fourth quarter, two cents short of estimates. The data analytics software provider saw revenue beat estimates by jumping 53 percent from a year earlier.

Monster Beverage–Monster fell short of estimates by two cents with fourth quarter profit of 44 cents per share, even as revenue exceeded analyst estimates. Investors, however, are focusing on a jump in sales even in the face of legal threats against its caffeinated energy drinks.

Deckers Outdoor —Deckers reported fourth quarter profit of $4.04 per share, compared to estimates of $3.80, with revenue also above estimates. However, the footwear maker issued a disappointing outlook which included an unexpected current quarter loss.

Amarin–The drug maker was granted a three-year extension of market exclusivity for its cholesterol drug Vascepa, short of the five-year extension the company was hoping to receive.

GM, Ford–The automakers have instituted significant discounts this week on many models, hoping to boost sales that have been hurt by the severe winter weather in much of the country.

United Continental– In an SEC filing, the airline said severe weather across the U.S. has "significantly impacted" the operation of United Airlines, with cancellations so far this year quadruple those seen in the same period a year ago.

By CNBC's Peter Schacknow

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