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After-hours buzz: Noodles, Nvidia, Sprouts & more

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday:

Cheniere Energy shares gained about 8 percent after investor Carl Icahn disclosed a 8.2 percent stake in the company, saying the LNG terminal builder's shares were undervalued.

Nu Skin Enterprises, which sells personal care products, topped earnings and revenue estimates, sending shares up more than 9 percent after the bell.

Nvidia, a visual computing company, jumped about 9 percent in extended-hours trading after it beat revenue estimates. Profit came in 50 percent below expectations.

Lions Gate reported profit of 26 cents a share, surging past expectations of 7 cents a share, but revenue of $409 million missed estimates of $428 million. The movie producer's shares fell about 2 percent after hours.

Mobile-game player Zynga inched lower after it reported a quarterly loss of a penny a share on revenue of $174 million, versus estimates of a loss of 2 cents a share on $157 million.

Sprouts Farmers Market saw its shares decline about 12 percent after the grocery chain reported earnings and revenue that was roughly in line with estimates. The company also reported soft profit forecasts and named its chief financial officer, Amin Maredia, as its new CEO. He will replace Doug Sanders, who will take on the role of executive chair.

Energy drink maker Monster Beverage reported weaker-than-expected earnings. The shares fell about 8 percent after hours but inched into positive territory as the company's earnings call took place.

Noodles, which operates fast casual pasta restaurants, saw its shares plunge about 15 percent after it missed earnings and revenue estimates and issued disappointing full-year guidance.