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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

Deere—The heavy equipment maker reported fourth quarter profit of $1.83 per share, beating estimates of $1.57, with revenue also above forecasts. However, its fiscal 2015 forecast falls short of analyst estimates, with Deere noting a pullback in the global agricultural sector.

Hewlett-Packard—The company reported quarterly profit of $1.06 per share, in line with analyst estimates. However, revenue fell below forecasts, with the company's current quarter earnings forecast also largely below consensus. Revenue fell 2.5 percent from a year earlier, a bigger-than-anticipated decline.

Hertz—The car rental company saw investor Carl Icahn raise his stake in the company to 10.77 percent from 8.48 percent, following a successful push for management changes at Hertz.

Visa—The financial services company has been sued by rival Discover Financial, which accuses Visa of anti-competitive practices.

Mylan—The generic and specialty pharmaceuticals company is now the most likely target for Pfizer, according to a report by Jefferies analyst Jeffrey Holford.

Amazon.com—The company is holding another "Fire" sale, offering its poorly-selling phone for $199 unlocked. That's $250 off an already reduced price, and it includes a year of Amazon Prime service.

CBS and Dish Network—The two have agreed to again extend talks over a new contract, meaning that Thanksgiving Day programming will not disappear for Dish customers.

TiVo—The maker of digital video recorders fell a penny shy of estimates with quarterly profit of 6 cents per share, with revenue in line with forecasts. However, TiVo did see services and technology growth come in at the high end of forecasts.

Twitter—The social network is in talks to buy Shots, a selfie app backed by singer Justin Bieber. Sources tell CNBC that Twitter is interested in Shots because of a young user base of more than three million users.

Veeva Systems—The company reported adjusted quarterly profit of 9 cents per share, beating estimates by a penny, with revenue above forecasts as well. Veeva, which specializes in cloud-based solutions for life sciences companies, also gave a full year forecast that exceeds Street forecasts.

Analog Devices—The company beat estimates by a penny with adjusted quarterly profit of 69 cents per share, with revenue also above estimates. The chip maker did see overall profit impacted by higher acquisition and restructuring charges.

Herbalife—Chief Executive Officer Michael Johnson bought 750,000 shares, exercising options that were set to expire in December, in what's being termed a "vote of confidence" in the nutritional products maker's future.

Ctrip.com—The Shanghai-based travel site operator beat estimates by 2 cents with quarterly profit of 22 cents per share, with revenue also above estimates. However, the company issued guidance that falls short of analyst forecasts.

YahooNetflix sued former vice president of IT operations Mike Kail, currently chief information officer at Yahoo, accusing him of accepting kickbacks from vendors. Yahoo and Netflix both declined to comment on the lawsuit.


By CNBC's Peter Schacknow

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