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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

Jarden – The consumer goods company will combine with Newell Rubbermaid in a deal which will see Jarden shareholders receive $21 per share in cash and 0.862 shares of the new company for each share they now hold. Based on Friday's closing prices, the deal is worth $60.03 per share, compared to Jarden's Friday close of $52.68. The combined company will be known as "Newell Brands."

Kimberly-Clark – Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to "buy" from "neutral" and added it to its "Conviction Buy" list, pointing to resilient organic sales growth and a favorable cost structure for the consumer products maker.

Coach – Piper Jaffray upgraded the luxury goods maker to "overweight" from "neutral," saying new products are helping drive near-term improvement although Piper said it may be early in making this particular call.

Square – JPMorgan Chase began coverage of the mobile payment technology provider with an "overweight" rating. Among other factors, JPMorgan points to Square's advantage of having roots in new technology in a legacy-heavy industry.

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise – Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to "outperform" from "neutral," saying that despite challenging conditions in HPE's traditional enterprise market, it is managing a market transition effectively by increasing its presence in cloud-based solutions.

Tesla – JPM Securities began coverage on the electric car maker with a "market perform" rating, noting that while Tesla is a trend-setting, disruptive standard bearer in a relatively new industry, it also faces tough competition going forward.

Trina Solar – The solar company received a buyout offer of $11.60 per share from chairman and CEO Jifan Gao and Shanghai Xingsheng, a subsidiary of China-based Industrial Bank Co. That represents a more than 21 percent premium over the most recent closing price.

GoPro – The high definition camera maker's stock was downgraded to "underweight" from "equal-weight" at Morgan Stanley, which also cut its price target nearly in half to $12 from $23. The firm points to persistent high inventory issues and slower consumer opportunity in the drone segment, among other factors.

AstraZeneca – The European drug maker said it was in talks to buy privately held biotech firm Acerta Pharma. Analysts value the potential deal — aimed at building AstraZeneca's cancer drug portfolio — at more than $5 billion.

Dow Chemical – CEO Andrew Liveris is under fire, with activist investor Dan Loeb reportedly calling for his removal following the announcement of Dow's merger with DuPont. According to The Wall Street Journal, Loeb sent a letter to Dow's board questioning the timing of the merger, which came as an agreement which prevented him from speaking publicly about the company was about to expire.

Cheniere Energy – Cheniere replaced Chief Executive Officer Charif Souki four months after Carl Icahn took a stake in the company and won two seats on the board. Board member Neal Shear will serve as interim CEO while a search for a permanent replacement is conducted.

Apple – The company's Apple Music service struck an exclusive deal with music star Taylor Swift to release a concert video of her recent world tour.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals – The drug maker hired a crisis management firm and a Washington, D.C.-based attorney, according to Reuters, as it comes under increasing pressure for its drug pricing policies.

Micron Technology – Micron will buy the 67 percent of Taiwan chip maker Inotera Memories that it doesn't already own for $3.2 billion.

Yahoo – Yahoo's major investors are ramping up pressure on the company to sell either its core internet business or the entire company, according to The Wall Street Journal. (Disclosure: CNBC has a content-sharing partnership with Yahoo's finance site.)

Goldman Sachs – Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein plans to return to work full-time early in 2016, according to the Journal, following treatment for lymphoma.

Halliburton – Halliburton's deal to buy rival oilfield services company Baker Hughes is in danger, according to the New York Post, which said Halliburton is likely to abandon the deal if the government is not explicit about what the company needs to do to win antitrust approval.

Pep Boys – The company's no longer considers Carl Icahn's $863 million offer to buy it a "superior proposal," now that tire maker Bridgestone improved its prior offer for the company to match the Icahn bid. Icahn owns a 12.1 percent stake in the auto parts retailer.

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