Check out these companies making headlines before the opening bell:
Apple (AAPL) – The company is asking a federal judge to order rival Samsung to pay about $22 million in legal bills for fighting their patent feud over iPhone and iPad technology. The money sought would be in addition to the $930 million in damages that Samsung is already expected to pay Apple.
AAPL closed at $560.02 on Friday. The ticker is currently up $2.47 in pre-market trading at $562.45.
Apple has a market cap of $504 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.13.
Walt Disney (DIS) – Disney Studios has acquired the marketing and distribution rights to any future “Indiana Jones” movies. Paramount is a unit of Viacom and will retain the distribution rights to the first four films in the series.
DIS closed at $71.46 on Friday. The ticker is currently up 11 cents in pre-market trading at $71.57.
Disney has a market cap of $125 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.12.
Covidien plc (COV) – Covidien is buying Given Imaging for $30.00 a share in cash, for a total of approximately $860 million. Given Imaging provides one of the broadest technology platforms for visualizing, diagnosing and monitoring the digestive system of a patient’s body.
COV closed at $68.07 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $31 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.94.
Tyco International Ltd. (TYC) – The security system giant has reportedly attracted initial bids from KKR and Bain Capital for ADT Caps, its South Korean security systems unit, which is valued at around $1.6 billion.
TYC closed at $37.75 on Friday. The ticker is currently up 38 cents in pre-market trading at $38.10.
Tyco has a market cap of $17.50 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.77.
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