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After-hours buzz: JCPenney, Nvidia, Priceline & more

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

JCPenney - The chairman of the retailer's board responded to hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman's most recent letter, saying the company has "made significant progress" since Mike Ullman returned as its CEO four months ago, adding that Ullman has "the overwhelming support of the board."

"The Board of Directors strongly disagrees with Mr. Ackman and is extremely disappointed that his letter was released to the media at the same time that it was sent to the Board," wrote JCPenney board chairman Thomas Engibous.

Shares slipped in extended-hours trading.

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Lions Gate Entertainment - The entertainment company posted earnings of 10 cents a share on revenue of $570 million, beating expectations for 8 cents a share on sales of $523 million. Shares rose in extended-hours trading.

Priceline.com - The travel website posted earnings of $9.70 a share, excluding one-time items, on revenue of $1.68 billion, topping Wall Street estimates for $9.36 a share on sales of $1.66 billion. Shares edged higher in extended-hours trading.

Nvidia - The graphics-chip maker posted earnings of 16 cents a share on revenue of $977 million, edging past forecasts for 13 cents a share on sales of $976 million. In addition, the company handed in lighter-than-expected revenue guidance for the current quarter but expects gross margins to be approximately flat with the prior quarter. Shares rose in extended-hours trading.

Molycorp - The mining company posted a loss of 36 cents a share on revenue of $137 million, falling short of expectations for a loss of 23 cents a share on sales of $158 million. Shares tumbled in extended-hours trading.

Monster Beverage - The maker of energy drinks reported earnings of 62 cents a share on revenue of $631 million, missing forecasts for 64 cents a share on sales of $646 million. Shares dropped in extended-hours trading.

Rackspace - The technology company reported earnings of 16 cents a share on revenue of $376 million, topping Wall Street estimates for 13 cents a share on sales of $372 million. Shares surged in extended-hours trading.

Ubiquity Networks - The tech company posted earnings of 33 cents a share on revenue of $101 million, topping expectations for 27 cents a share on sales of $93 million. In addition the company delivered current-quarter guidance that blew past Wall Street forecasts, sending shares sharply higher in extended-hours trading.

Juniper Networks - The SEC and the Department of Justice are conducting investigations into possible violations by the networking-equipment company of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, according to the company's 10Q filing. Shares were slightly lower in extended-hours trading.

Dendreon - The biotechnology company reported a loss of 45 cents a share on revenue of $73 million, disappointing analysts, who had expected a loss of 36 cents a share on sales of $82 million. In addition, the company announced CFO Gregory Schiffman will leave the company at the end of the year. Vice President Gregory Cox will assume the role of interim CFO until a permanent successor is named. Shares plunged in extended-hours trading.

DeVry - The for-profit education company reported earnings of 54 cents a share, ex-items, on revenue of $480 million, versus estimates of 40 cents a share on sales of $481 million. Shares were unchanged in extended-hours trading.

Annie's - The maker of organic pastas and snacks reported earnings of 13 cents a share, excluding one-time items, on revenue of $38 million, slightly missing the consensus of 14 cents a share on sales of $40 million. In addition, the company reiterated its full-year guidance. Shares tumbled in extended-hours trading.

Allscripts - The health-care information-technology company posted earnings of 5 cents a share on revenue of $347 million, falling short of expectations for 10 cents a share on sales of $357 million. Shares declined in extended-hours trading.

—By CNBC's JeeYeon Park (Follow JeeYeon on Twitter: @JeeYeonParkCNBC)

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