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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

Kohl's — The retailer earned an adjusted 75 cents per share for the third quarter, 6 cents above estimates. Revenue also exceeded consensus, and Kohl's also reported a 1 percent increase in same-store sales, above forecasts of a 0.6 percent rise.

Liberty Media — Liberty will recapitalize its common stock into three separate tracking stocks, known as Liberty Braves, Liberty Media, and Liberty Sirius. Liberty executives will discuss these moves at the company's scheduled investor meeting today.

NCR — NCR struck a deal under which private equity firm Blackstone invest $820 million for a stake in the automated teller machine maker. The transaction comes after NCR explored a possible sale of the company.

Viacom — The media company matched estimates with adjusted quarterly profit of $1.54 per share, with revenue slightly below consensus. Viacom's results were impacted by a 24 percent drop in filmed entertainment revenue, and its overall performance saw a negative impact from the stronger dollar.

Advance Auto Parts — The auto parts retailer earned $1.95 per share for its third quarter, 14 cents below estimates, with revenue also slightly below analyst forecasts. The company cut its full year view as it deals with what it calls "integration headwinds." Separately, activist investor Starboard Value struck an agreement with the company to allow it to designate two independent directors to be added to the board as soon as practical. Starboard owns 3.7 percent of the company.

Energizer — The battery maker missed estimates by a penny with adjusted quarterly profit of 61 cents per share, though sales did beat forecasts. The company said it was affected by foreign currency headwinds, although it considers its results "solid" while coming at the same time it was executing the spinoff of what's now called Edgewell Personal Care Co. Edgewell is the maker of Schick razors and other personal care brands.

Angie's ListIAC/InterActiveCorp. made a $512 million cash bid for the consumer review website. The offer is worth $8.75 per share, 10 percent above the Wednesday closing price for Angie's List.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen — The restaurant chain earned an adjusted 47 cents per share for its latest quarter, 2 cents above estimates, though revenue was slightly shy of forecast. Popeyes increased its sales and profit forecast for the full year, and also approved a $200 million share buyback.

HP Inc., Hewlett-Packard Enterprise — The two former parts of the old Hewlett-Packard declared their first dividends since the split. HP Inc., the printer and computer maker, declared a payout of 12.4 cents per share while Hewlett-Packard Enterprise announced a dividend of 5.5 cents per share.

Helmerich & Payne — The oilfield services company earned an adjusted 4 cents per share for its latest quarter, 1 cent below estimates, though revenue did beat forecasts. The company said its results have been impacted by low and volatile oil prices, as well as a significant cut in rigs counts in the energy industry. Helmerich does say it expects better days ahead and anticipates growing its market share.

JetBlue — The airline reported an 11.8 percent increase in October traffic compared to a year earlier.

Morgan Stanley — Morgan Stanley will start offering savings accounts and certificates of deposit next year, according to Reuters, in an attempt to expand its profit base.

BHP Billiton, Vale — The two companies may be fined by Brazil's government, following a dam rupture at an iron ore mine owned by the two. The disaster killed at least eight people, with another 21 missing. BHP is the world's largest mining company, while Vale is the biggest miner of iron ore.

Wal-Mart Stores — The retail giant will not stretch Black Friday sales out over five days this year, with the company instead offering deep discounts starting at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and keeping them in effect until the products are depleted.

Amazon.com — Amazon made the 2015 Thomson Reuters global innovators list for the first time, bumping International Business Machines. AT&T and Xerox also disappeared from the list this year.


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