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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Exxon Mobil (XOM) said its fourth-quarter earnings rose 53% to $9.25 billion, or $1.85 a share, from $6.05 billion, or $1.27 a share, the year before.

Analysts, on average, expected the company to post earnings of $1.63 a share.

Shares of

Exxon Mobil

rose 1.5% to $80.14 in premarket trading Monday.

AMB Property

( AMB) and



have agreed to merge. The combined company will have a total market capitalization of more than $24 billion.

Premarket quotes weren't available for AMB. The stock finished at $32.93 on Friday, down 3.2%. ProLogis fell 0.7% to $15.10 in early trading.



said it will sell its fastener businesses to



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for about $240 million.

Alcoa was up 0.1% to $16.15 in premarket trading. Premarket quotes weren't available for TransDigm. The stock fell 1.4% to $76.70 on Friday.

Alpha Natural Resources


reached a deal to acquire

Massey Energy

( MEE) for roughly $7.1 billion in cash and stock.

Shares of Alpha Natural fell 6.4% to $54.15 in premarket trading, while Massey surged 12.4% to $64.32.

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Chinese offshore oil and gas producer



will invest up to $1.3 billion in a new agreement with

Chesapeake Energy


, increasing its presence in the U.S. shale oil and gas industry.

Premarket quotes weren't available for Cnooc. Cnooc fell 6.7% to $220.49 on Friday. Chesapeake rose 2% to $27.88 in early trading Monday.

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A slate of earnings reports are scheduled for release after the market close on Monday. Already dominant in the Chinese Internet search engine market,



investors will be looking for signs on how much more the company can grow its share in the market.

Shares of Baidu rose 1.1% to $107.74.

Anadarko Petroleum


will be hosting its conference call the morning after it releases quarterly earnings. The consensus estimate on the earnings has a wide range, from a profit of 57 cents a share to a loss of 11 cents.

Anadarko rose 0.3% to $74.40.

Novellus Systems


is expected to post earnings of 94 cents a share on net sales of $377.8 million vs. year-earlier earnings of 39 cents a share on net sales of $244.2 million.

Premarket quotes weren't available for Novellus. The stock ended Friday's trading session down 3.3% to $35.78.

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