Drugmaker Merck (MRK - Get Report) is expected by analysts to post earnings of 81 cents a share in the fourth quarter on revenue of $11.48 billion.
Mattel (MAT - Get Report), the toy company, is seen earning $1.15 a share by analysts in the fourth quarter on revenue of $2.29 billion.
Dell (DELL - Get Report), the PC maker, is close to an agreement to sell itself to a buyout group led by founder and CEO Michael Dell and private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners, Reuters reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. A deal could possibly be announced as soon as Monday, Reuters reported. Dell, HP Bondholders Could Feel Buyout Pain
Bristol-Myers Squibb is seeking a buyer for a collection of brands in Mexico and Brazil that could fetch as much as $750 million, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
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