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Early movers: MS, HAS, HAL, STI, NOK, RTN & more

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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

Morgan Stanley—The firm earned an adjusted 85 cents per share, beating estimates of 78 cents, with revenue also above forecasts. Morgan Stanley's results were helped in part by better-than-expected performance in investment management and fixed income.

Hasbro—Hasbro reported quarterly profit of 21 cents per share, swamping estimates of 8 cents, with revenue also beating forecasts by a wide margin despite the negative impact of the strong dollar. Hasbro saw particularly strong performance in its Transformers and pre-school units.

Halliburton—The oilfield services company beat estimates by 12 cents with adjusted quarterly profit of 49 cents per share, with revenue scoring a slight beat as well. But Halliburton does say it expects the oil sector to remain "challenged."

SunTrust—The bank earned 78 cents per share for its latest quarter, 6 cents above estimates, with revenue essentially in line. SunTrust was helped by lower expenses, and growth in noninterest income.

Nokia—Nokia is planning to return to the consumer mobile handset market, according to Re/code.

Raytheon—The defense contractor announced a deal to buy control of cyber security firm Websense from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for nearly $1.6 billion.

Callaway Golf—Jefferies began coverage on the golf club maker with a "buy" rating, saying market dynamics are likely to give Callaway a "powerful and sustainable" comeback.

Symantec—Jefferies upgraded the cyber security software maker's stock to "hold" from "underperform," following the company's Financial Analyst Day event. It cited a lack of negative catalysts, and potential benefit in a variety of breakup scenarios.

Splunk—Citi began coverage of the cyber security firm's stock with a rating of "buy/high risk." Citi said Splunk may benefit from a rapidly expanding market, but pointed out that the stock has been volatile as Splunk changed its pricing structure multiple times.

Michael Kors—Mizuho downgraded the luxury goods maker to "neutral" from "buy," following the results of a proprietary survey that the firm said does not necessarily bode well for future sales.

Comcast, Time Warner Cable—Sources tell CNBC that the two companies will meet with Justice Department officials this week to negotiate possible concessions to get their planned merger deal approved.

Procter & Gamble—The multinational consumer goods company increased its dividend by 3 percent to just over 66 cents per share, payable to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 27.

Costco—The wholesale retailer increased its quarterly dividend to 40 cents per share from 35½ cents, and also announced a new stock repurchase program of up to $4 billion. The new program replaces an existing $4 billion authorization which still has about $2.5 billion unused.

Prologis—The owner of warehouses and retail distribution centers will buy the real estate assets of KTR Capital Partners for $5.9 billion.

Sony—The company introduced its new Xperia mobile phone, even as Sony mulls an exit from its mobile handset business.

Patterson Cos.—Patterson is seeking a sale of its rehabilitation supply business for up to $600 million, according to Reuters.


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