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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

Amazon.com, Macy's, Wal-Mart, Target, Nordstrom — Retail stocks will be on watch Monday as investors react to the latest sales numbers from this past weekend, the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season. Current information points to more upbeat numbers for online retailers like Amazon, and less sanguine results for traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.

Boeing — Boeing is expected to be the target of new World Trade Organization sanctions, according to The Wall Street Journal. The WTO is seen ruling that the aircraft maker was awarded illegal state subsidies for its new 777X jet.

Merck — Merck won priority review status from the Food and Drug Administration in its application for a new use for its cancer drug Keytruda.

Walt Disney — Disney's "Moana" topped the Thanksgiving holiday weekend movie box office with $81.1 million in North American ticket sales.

Wells Fargo — Wells Fargo has been sued by employees over the mutual funds contained in the bank's retirement plans. The workers claim that Wells Fargo steered more than $3 billion into expensive funds run by Wells Fargo that underperformed.

Panera Bread — The restaurant chain's stock was downgraded to "neutral" from "outperform" at Wedbush, although the firm kept the price target at $220. The stock has surged 13.5 percent over the past month.

AT&T — AT&T is unveiling a new streaming service called DirecTV Now today. It will cost $35 per month and offer more than 100 live streaming television channels.

Activision Blizzard — Activision struck a new employment agreement with Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Kotick's salary will be cut to $1.8 million from $2.4 million as of January 1, but he could make more than $56 million in the video game maker's shares depending on meeting certain performance targets.

ConocoPhillips — ConocoPhillips was upgraded to "buy" from "neutral" at Goldman Sachs, which also added the oil giant to its "Conviction Buy" list.

Robert Half International — Robert Half was downgraded to "sector perform" from "outperform" at RBC Capital, in what the firm said is a valuation call. RBC did, however, raise its price target for the temporary employment firm's stock to $46 from $41.

Edwards Lifesciences — The medical products maker acquired privately held Valtech Cardio for $340 million in stock and cash, in addition to potential milestone payments. Valtech is the maker of the Cardioband System for transcatheter repair.

CME Group — The exchange operator offered nearly $425 million to buy the London Stock Exchange's French clearing business, according to London's Sunday Times.

Hasbro — Piper Jaffray downgraded the toy maker to "neutral" from "overweight," saying the stock is fairly valued at current levels.