Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:
Tyco—The maker of fire protection and security equipment earned an adjusted 59 cents per share for its latest quarter, 3 cents above estimates, though revenue was slightly below analyst forecasts. The company said it was disappointed with its top line growth but pleased with its internal productivity and cost containment measures.
Newell Rubbermaid—The household products maker beat estimates by 2 cents, reporting an adjusted profit of 64 cents per share for its latest quarter. Its revenue also beat estimates, and it raised its outlook for the full year, with growth in areas like baby and school products.
Legg Mason—The investment firm earned 84 cents per share for its latest quarter, a cent above estimates, and its revenue outdistanced forecasts as well. Legg Mason said it was pleased with another quarter of net inflows despite industry headwinds.
ITT Corp.—The technology solutions provider reported adjusted quarterly profit of 69 cents per share, 10 cents above forecasts, and revenue easily beat estimates as well. ITT called the macroeconomic environment “challenging” but points to good results from productivity measures and cost containment actions.
Weyerhaeuser—The forest products maker saw earnings exceed analyst estimates by 6 cents at 26 cents per share, while revenue was slightly short of forecasts. The company said the strong U.S. dollar impacted its sales, as well as a delayed arrival of its spring selling season.
Tempur Sealy—The mattress retailer beat estimates on both the top and bottom lines, and also increased its forecast for the full year, saying its marketing efforts are resonating with consumers. The company also announced the departure of Chief Financial Officer Dale Williams.
Western Union—The money transfer company reported better-than-expected profit and raised its full-year forecast, helped by strong growth in its online business.
Apple—Nomura began coverage on Apple with a “buy” rating, saying the company is positioned for stronger growth in China and from new iPhone models than most on the Street expect.
Amgen—The biotech giant earned an adjusted $ 2.57 per share for its latest quarter, beating estimates of $ 2.43. Revenue was above estimates as well, and Amgen raised its full year forecast as strong sales of its Enbrel rheumatoid arthritis treatment helps boost results.
LinkedIn—The company beat estimates by 25 cents with adjusted quarterly profit of 55 cents per share. Revenue also exceeded forecasts as user engagement increased in multiple segments of the business social network’s operations.
Electronic Arts—Electronic Arts earned an adjusted 15 cents per share for its latest quarter, well above estimates of 3 cents, with revenue also scoring a strong beat. The video game maker also raised its full-year forecast for profit and sales, but that forecast fell short of analyst estimates. The Street has been enthusiastic about the upcoming introductions of the company’s new “Star Wars: Battlefront” and “Need For Speed” games.
Expedia—Expedia saw its latest earnings come in 4 cents above estimates at an adjusted 89 cents per share, while the travel website operator’s revenue was in line with forecasts. The company also raised its dividend by 33 percent to 24 cents per share.
FireEye—FireEye lost an adjusted 41 cents per share for its latest quarter, 7 cents less than anticipated. The cyber security firm’s revenue also beat estimates. However, the revenue growth was the smallest since the company’s 2013 IPO, and it also announced Chief Financial Officer Michael Sheridan was stepping down.
Boston Beer—Boston Beer reported quarterly profit of $ 2.18 per share, compared to estimates of $ 1.92. The maker of Sam Adams beer saw revenue in line with forecasts, and its 2015 outlook remains unchanged from prior forecasts.
Hanesbrands—Hanesbrands missed estimates by a penny with adjusted quarterly profit of 50 cents per share, with revenue also missing forecasts. The maker of underwear and other clothing also cut its full year guidance.
American Express—American Express has been sued by a New York based pension fund shareholder over the company’s loss of a key contract with Costco. The suit accuses the company of failing to reveal how significant that relationship had been to Amex.
Coca-Cola Enterprises—The bottler is in talks to merge with two European Coca-Cola bottlers, according to the Wall Street Journal. Such a deal would consolidate world bottling operations and save on costs.
Microsoft—Microsoft said more than 14 million computers are now running Windows 10, two days after the new operating system’s release.
NCR—Activist hedge fund Jana Partners has sold off its entire stake in NCR, according to the New York Post. The paper said Jana sold its stake prior to the collapse of talks to potentially sell the firm for $ 9 billion to private equity firm Thoma Bravo.