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After-Hours Buzz: NFLX, MHP & More

Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:

Netflix - The online movie-streaming company disclosed that CEO Reed Hastings received a Wells Notice from the SEC related to a blog post he wrote on Facebook in July. Shares dipped in extended-hours trading. Meanwhile, Hastings said he is optimistic the action can be "cleared up quickly."

(Read More: Stocks Log Gains Ahead of Jobs; Apple Up)

Cooper Cos. - The medical company posted earnings of $1.47 a share on revenue of $396 million, missing expectations for $1.55 a share on sales of $397 million. Meanwhile, the company handed in full-year guidance that was in line with forecasts. Shares declined in extended-hours trading.

McGraw-Hill - The publishing company declared a special dividend of $2.50 a share, superseding previously planned repurchase of up to $200 million in shares during remainder of 2012. Shares edged higher in extended-hours trading.

Medtronic - The medical technology company approved a dividend of 26 cents a share, payable at the end of December. The accelerated dividend is intended to replace the dividend that would have been declared next January.

HCA - The hospital operator announced a special dividend of $2 a share. Shares edged higher in extended-hours trading.

Palo Alto Networks - The network security company posted earnings of 4 cents a share, excluding one-time items, on revenue of $86 million, edging past expectations for 3 cents a share on sales of $84 million. Still, shares fell in extended-hours trading.

Smith & Wesson - The manufacturer of firearms posted earnings of 31 cents a share on revenue of $137 million. Analysts expected the company to post earnings of 24 cents a share on revenue of $134 million. In addition, the company handed in current-quarter and full-year 2013 revenue guidance that were better than Wall Street forecasts, sending shares higher in extended-hours trading.

American Water - The utility company accelerated its quarterly dividend payout of 25 cents a share to late December, to take advantage of the existing 2012 tax rates.

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