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After-hours buzz: El Pollo Loco, King, Party City & more

Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday:

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 18, 2015, in New York City.
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El Pollo Loco - The restaurant operator reported earnings of 18 cents a share on $90 million in sales, coming ahead of expectations of 17 cents a share on $88 million in revenue. However, shares tumbled 10 percent after the company issued disappointing full-year earnings guidance.

Nordstrom - The apparel retailer handed in earnings of 66 cents a share on revenue of $3.22 billion, versus estimates of 71 cents a share on $3.16 billion in sales. Meanwhile, sales at comparable store locations rose 4.4 percent, which was ahead of projections for a 3.3 percent increase. Shares rose about 1 percent after the announcement.

Applied Materials - The chipmaker reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of 29 cents a share on $2.44 billion, beating expectations of 28 cents a share on revenue of $2.40 billion. The stock rose more than 2 percent after the announcement.

Party City - In its first report as a publicly traded company, the party supplies retailer handed in a quarterly loss of 3 cents a share on $462 million in revenue. The stock inched higher after the announcement.

King Digital - The company, which makes mobile games such as Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes, beat expectations on the top and bottom lines, but it expects "seasonally softer" growth in the mid-year period. The stock plunged 11 percent in extended trading.

Keurig Green Mountain - The stock slipped about 5 percent after details surfaced about its forthcoming Keurig Kold machines. The company told investors it would price the at-home drink maker at between $299 and $369, which was said to be too high.

Dillard's - The retailer's shares fell about 2 percent after it reported first-quarter earnings of $2.66 a share, missing estimates of $2.78 a share. However, it met sales projections of $1.61 billion.

Symantec - Share fell about 3 percent after the security solutions provider missed fiscal fourth-quarter projections on the top and bottom lines. Its first-quarter and full-year outlook were also below estimates.