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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

Procter & Gamble — The consumer products giant reported an adjusted 86 cents per share profit for its latest quarter, beating estimates by 4 cents a share, with revenue slightly below forecasts. P&G saw a negative impact from currency fluctuations, but said core operating profit margins were higher compared to a year earlier.

3M — The maker of health care, consumer, and electronics products earned $2.05 per share for its latest quarter, 13 cents a share above estimates, while revenue beat forecasts, as well. 3M saw increased profit margins during the quarter, although it also saw a negative impact from currency fluctuations.

DuPont — The chemical giant reported an adjusted first quarter profit of $1.26 per share, 22 cents a share above estimates. Revenue also beat forecasts, and DuPont raised its outlook for the full year as it plans for its merger with Dow Chemical.

Hershey — The chocolate maker beat estimates by 3 cents a share with adjusted quarterly profit of $1.10 per share, though revenue was slightly below Street projections. Hershey saw a negative impact from currency fluctuations, and its full year forecasts is below analysts' estimates. Hershey did increase its annual savings target from productivity gains.

Whirlpool — The appliance maker missed estimates by 5 cents a share, with quarterly profit of $2.63 per share. Revenue was slightly below forecasts. Currency fluctuations were a primary negative factor, with the company upbeat on other factors during the quarter. Whirlpool also raised its quarterly dividend by 11 percent and announced a $1 billion share buyback program.

Eli Lilly — The drugmaker missed estimates by 2 cents a share with adjusted quarterly profit of 83 cents per share, although revenue was above forecasts. Lilly was helped by selling more product at higher prices, although its results were negatively impacted by currency fluctuations.

Coach — The luxury goods maker scored a 3 cent a share beat with adjusted quarterly profit of 44 cents per share, while revenue was above Street estimates, as well. Coach said its results were helped by improved operational efficiencies, and that it is on track to return to positive North American comparable sales during the current quarter.

Spirit Airlines — The budget airline reported adjusted quarterly profit of $1.10 per share, 5 cents a share above estimates. Its revenue also came in higher than Street consensus. Spirit's results were helped by an increase in profit margins.

Supervalu — The supermarket operator earned an adjusted 23 cents per share for its latest quarter, 5 cents a share above estimates, with revenue essentially in line. That comes despite sales that the company is characterizing as softer than it had projected.

T-Mobile US — The mobile phone company saw strong subscriber additions in both branded prepaid business as well as branded postpaid phone growth. T-Mobile now sees overall customer growth for the year at the high end or above prior forecasts.

United Technologies — The industrial conglomerate raised its dividend by 2 cents a share to 66 cents per share, an increase of 3 percent. The dividend is payable on June 10 to shareholders of record as of May 20.

Express Scripts — Express Scripts matched estimates with adjusted quarterly profit of $1.22 per share, with the pharmacy benefit manager's revenue slightly below analysts' forecasts. However, the company raised its full year outlook as its growth accelerates.

The Container Store — The company matched estimates with per-share profit of 20 cents for its latest quarter, with revenue slightly above forecasts. The storage products retailer also announced it was cutting jobs and freezing wages as it tries to restore bottom line growth.

Pioneer Natural — Pioneer lost 64 cents per share for the first quarter, smaller than the 78 cents a share analysts were expecting. Revenue did come in considerably below estimates on weaker commodity prices. The drilling company did see production rise more than expected during the quarter and it boosted its full year production outlook.

BP — BP reported better than expected profit for its latest quarter, and the oil giant cut its full-year capital spending projection and said further cuts were possible.

Sarepta — The drug maker received a negative recommendation from an Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel regarding its drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The panel said the drug has not been proven effective, although the full FDA is not required to follow the panel's recommendation.

Costco — The warehouse retailer will expand its business with chicken supplier Pilgrim's Pride, even as it builds its own poultry processing plant in Nebraska, according to Reuters. Pilgrim's Pride shares have been under pressure since plans for that plant were unveiled earlier this month.

SunEdison — SunEdison yieldcos TerraForm Power and TerraForm Global named Peter Blackmore as interim chief executive officer. The solar equipment company has filed for bankruptcy protection, but the yieldcos, which hold various assets, are not part of the bankruptcy protection filing.

Alibaba — China regulators have halted a partnership between Alibaba and Walt Disney, according to Dow Jones. DisneyLife, an online content service, was suspended at the request of China regulators, although Alibaba would only say that DisneyLife is down for a service upgrade.


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