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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell Thursday:

Target - Shares of the discount-retail chain fell after it said about 40 million credit and debit cards from shoppers at its stores, during the first three weeks of the holiday season.

Facebook - The social-networking site fell in early New York trading after the company said , worth about $2.3 billion as part of an offering of 70 million shares.

Darden Restaurants - The company said it will , caving to pressure from Barington Capital. The company, which also operates the Olive-Garden chain, also reported a 41 percent decline in quarterly profit. Its shares fell nearly 2 percent.

Oracle - The business-software provider beat Wall Street estimates late Wednesday with its earnings report. Excluding one-time items, the company posted 69 cents a share on revenue of $9.28 billion. Analysts had expected the company to report earnings excluding items of 67 cents a share on $9.20 billion in revenue.

Bristol-Myers Squibb - Shares of the pharmaceutical company climbed after AstraZeneca said it would purchase the company's stake in their joint venture produces diabetes drugs in a deal worth more than $4 billion.

Boeing - Shares of the plane manufacturer fell nearly 1 percent in pre-market trading after Brazil awarded a $4.5 billion contract to Saab to replace its fleet of fighter jets, with Boeing one of the contenders for the contract.

Tesla Motors - Shares of the electric-car maker fell after a fire department in Southern California said a garage fire may have been caused by an overheated charging system in a Tesla Model S sedan.

—By CNBC's Kate Gibson.

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