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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

SunTrust Banks–The bank earned 73 cents per share for the first quarter, beating estimates of 66 cents. SunTrust saw solid credit demand, as well as a continuing drop in credit loss provisions.

Hasbro–The toymaker reported first quarter profit of 14 cents per share, excluding certain items, four cents above estimates. Sales grew but not quite as much as expected, although analysts point out that Hasbro outshone rival Mattel, which last week reported a quarterly loss and a larger than expected sales drop.

Halliburton–The oilfield services producer beat estimates by two cents with first quarter profit of 73 cents per share. Revenue also beat estimates on growth in all regions except Latin America.

Nu Skin Enterprises–The health products maker will resume corporate-hosted business meetings in China and begin accepting applications for new sales people in that country on May 1. Nu Skin had been accused of improper marketing and illegal product sales by China officials, and paid a fine of more than $500,000.

AstraZeneca—Britain's Sunday Times reports Pfizer approached the British drug maker with a $100 billion takeover proposal. The paper said the effort was rebuffed and no talks are currently taking place.

Kimberly-Clark–The consumer products maker earned $1.48 per share, excluding certain items, beating estimates by one cent for its first quarter. Revenue was marginally below estimates. The company said it is on course to achieve its financial goals for the year despite headwinds related to currency exchange rates and higher input costs.

Chipotle Mexican Grill–The restaurant chain's shares were upgraded to "overweight" from "neutral" at JPMorgan, which sees above-average growth and an attractive entry point after a recent drop in the stock.

Advanced Micro Devices–AMD reported first quarter profit of two cents per share, excluding certain items, beat estimates of a breakeven quarter. The chipmaker's revenue was slightly above consensus, with the chipmaker's results aided by the use of its products in the latest versions of Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox.

General Motors–The auto giant delayed recalling almost 335,000 Saturn Ions for a number of years, despite complaints about power steering failures. That's according to documents posted on NHTSA's website over the weekend.

Sotheby's–The auction house sent a letter to shareholders rebutting charges made by investor Dan Loeb's Third Point, saying that the auction house's strong performance under the current board and management show Loeb's assertions lack substance.

Kraft Foods Group–The food giant is recalling 96,000 pounds of Oscar Meyer hot dogs that may contain milk, though the label does not say so. Kraft has not received any reports of adverse reactions to the product. Milk is a known allergen and therefore must be included on food labels, according to FDA rules.

Comcast–The NBCUniversal parent company is in talks with Charter Communications (CHTR) about divesting some assets as part of its $45.3 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable, according to reports.

General Mills–General Mills abandoned a plan that would remove consumers' right to sue the food maker if they used the company's web site or engaged with it online.

Facebook–The social network will unveil a mobile advertising network at an April 30 developer conference, according to Re/code.

Nike–The athletic apparel and footwear maker will exit the wearable technology hardware market, according to CNET, concentrating instead on software.

Oneok–Oneok raised its quarterly dividend by 40 percent, putting the natural gas partnership's quarterly payout at 56 cents per share.

Pandora– The online radio service is being sued over its use of older songs, with record labels accusing it of not paying proper license fees. Pandora responded by saying it is confident in its legal position.

Calpine–The power producer will sell six plants to LS Power for $1.57 billion in cash. The plants in question are located in the Southeastern portion of the U.S.

Barrick Gold, Newmont Mining–The Wall Street Journal reports the two gold mining companies recently talked about a possible merger deal, but the talks did not results in an agreement.

By CNBC's Peter Schacknow

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