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After-hours buzz: Ulta, United Natural & more

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

Ulta Salon - The cosmetics store chain posted earnings of 70 cents a share on sales of $601 million, topping expectations for 67 cents a share on sales of $588 million. Meanwhile, the company handed in current-quarter earnings guidance that missed forecasts and reaffirmed its full-year guidance. Still, shares zipped higher in extended-hours trading.

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United Natural Foods - The distributor of natural and organic foods reported earnings of 65 cents a share on sales of $1.64 billion, beating Wall Street estimates for 60 cents a share on revenue of $1.63 billion. In addition, the company handed in full-year earnings guidance that was slightly lighter than current expectations, while revenue was above projections. Shares edged higher in extended-hours trading.

Laboratory Corp - The company was initiated with a "buy" rating at Cantor Fitzgerald and a price target of $115. Shares were unchanged in extended-hours trading.

Franklin Resources - The company lifted its quarterly dividend to 10 cents a share from 9.67 cents a share. Shares ticked higher in extended-hours trading.


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

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