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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:
Apple – Apple plans to hold its first Swiss franc-denominated bond sale, according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper said the sale could come as soon as tomorrow, and the Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse will manage it.
Hasbro – The toymaker earned an adjusted $1.22 per share for its latest quarter, beating estimates by one cent, with revenue slightly below forecasts. Hasbro said foreign exchange hurt fourth quarter revenue by more than $75 million dollars. Separately, Hasbro raised its quarterly dividend to 46 cents per share from 43 cents.
Diamond Offshore – The oil rig contractor beat estimates by six cents with quarterly profit of 72 cents per share, but revenue fell below estimates amid weak oil prices. The company also said it would drop a special dividend of 75 cents per share that it had been paying since July 2010.
Masco – Masco earned an adjusted 24 cents per share for its latest quarter, four cents above estimates, with revenue slightly below Street forecasts. The maker of building products said it is benefiting from cost controls and better productivity.
TECO Energy – TECO fell two cents short of estimates with adjusted quarterly profit of 19 cents per share, though revenue was well above analyst projections. TECO said it had growth In its utility operations well above industry averages, and added that it remains committed to exiting its coal business.
Dominion Resources - The energy producer reported quarterly profit of 84 cents per share, a penny above estimates. Revenue, however, was below forecasts, as is Dominion's current quarter guidance.
21st Century Fox – Top investors who hold voting shares are pushing to swap them for ordinary shares, according to a Reuters report. Those shares had typically outperformed the ordinary shares, but they've underperformed since the company delisted from the Australian stock exchange last year.
Motorola Solutions – Motorola Solutions is investigating a possible sale, according to a Bloomberg report. Raytheon, Honeywell, and General Dynamics are said to be among the companies who could be potential buyers of the radio systems manufacturer.
Intuit – The financial software company said users of its TurboTax software can now file state tax returns once again. It had suspended state tax filings while investigating an increase in the number of attempts to file fraudulent returns.
Symantec – Symantec will pay $17 million in damages after a judge ruled that the security software maker had infringed two patents held by Intellectual Ventures, although that was well under the $298 million that Intellectual Ventures had sought to collect.
Intercontinental Exchange – ICE, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, has reportedly given notice that the NYSE will vacate 20 Broad Street when its lease expires in August of 2016. That's according to the New York Post.
Viacom – Viacom's "The SpongeBob Movie" knocked "American Sniper" out of the number one spot at the weekend box office after three weeks, earnings a better than expected $56 million in North American ticket sales.
—By CNBC's Peter Schacknow
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