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Stocks to Watch: CSCO, AMAT & More

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 4:45 PM ET

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

Cisco - The tech bellwether posted earnings of 47 cents a share, excluding one-time items, on revenue of $11.7 billion, edging past expectations for 45 cents a share on sales of $11.6 billion. Meanwhile, the company posted a first-quarter profit guidance that was mostly in line with estimates, but said it expects revenue growth to be at the lower end of its projected range.

In addition, the company boosted its dividendto 14 cents a share from 8 cents a share, sending shares higher in extended-hours trading. (Click here for after-hours quote.)

Applied Materials - The chipmaker posted earnings of 24 cents a share on revenue of $2.34 billion, beating estimates for 22 cents a share on revenue of $2.32 billion. But shares slipped in extended-hours trading after the company reported a disappointing fourth-quarter earnings guidance. (Click here for after-hours quote.)

Limited Brands - The parent company of Victoria's Secret posted earnings of 50 cents a share, excluding one-time items, on revenue of $2.4 billion, edging past expectations for 48 cents a share on sales of $2.38 billion. But shares edged lower in extended-hours trading after the retailer provided a weaker-than-expected current-quarter profit outlook. (Click here for after-hours quote.)

Facebook - Facebook scheduled a hearing on issuing stock without registering with the SEC, which will help the social-media giant expedite its Instagram acquisition, according to reports. (Click here for after-hours quote.)

Dish Network- The satellite broadcaster is preparing launch of a nationwide satellite broadband-Internet service, via Echostar, according to reports. The offer will target customers in rural areas without access to cable broadband. (Click here for after-hours quotes.)

NetApp - The computer storage and data management company posted earnings of 42 cents a share, topping estimates for 38 cents a share. Meanwhile, revenue was slightly lighter than expected. But shares rallied after the company turned in a current-quarter quarterly guidance that was better than expected. (Click here for after-hours quote.)

PetSmart - The pet supply retailer posted earnings of 71 cents a share on revenue of $1.62 billion, topping estimates for 66 cents a share on sales of $1.60 billion. Shares jumped in extended-hours trading after the company boosted its 2012 full-year earnings outlook. (Click here for after-hours quote.)

Agilent - The technology company posted earnings of 79 cents a share, excluding one-time items, on revenue of $1.72 billion, missing projections for 83 cents a share on revenue of $1.79 billion. The company also handed in a disappointing current-quarter and full-year guidance, sending shares sharply lower in extended-hours trading. (Click here for after-hours quote.)

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

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