Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:
Dell - The computer company posted earnings of 25 cents a share, excluding one-time items, on revenue of $14.51 billion,topping expectations for 24 cents a share on sales of $14.18 billion. Shares ticked higher in extended-hours trading.
Applied Materials - The semiconductor manufacturer posted earnings of 18 cents a share, ex-items, on revenue of $1.98 billion, slightly missing estimates for 19 cents a share on sales of $2.06 billion. In addition, the company handed in earnings guidance that fell short of Wall Street forecasts.
Separately, the company named Gary Dickerson as its new CEO. Dickerson is currently president of Applied Materials and succeeds Michael Splinter who has served as the company's CEO since 2003. Shares dropped in extended-hours trading.