×

After-hours buzz: Nordstrom, El Pollo Loco, AMAT & more

Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Getty Images
Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday:

Nordstrom shares popped about 5 percent after it beat on the top and bottom lines as comparable-store sales rose 3.8 percent. The apparel retailer handed in adjusted second-quarter earnings of 93 cents a share, topping estimates by 3 cents, on $3.7 billion in revenue.

Shares of restaurant operator El Pollo Loco tanked as much as 14 percent after it posted adjusted earnings of 19 cents a share on $90 million in revenue, compared with estimates of 18 cents a share on $93 million in sales. The company's same-store sales were also below estimates, rising just 1.3 percent, versus expectations of 3.1 percent.

Chip manufacturer Applied Materials posted earnings of 33 cents a share, which was in line with estimates, but revenue came in below expectations, at $2.49 billion. Wall Street was looking for sales of $2.54 billion. The stock inched down about 1 percent in after-hours trading.

Gamemaker King Digital, the company behind "Candy Crush Saga," beat on the top and bottom lines, but the stock tumbled about 8 percent on disappointing gross bookings figures, according to Dow Jones. The company said gross bookings fell to $529 million from $611 million a year ago.

In its first quarterly report since its IPO earlier this year, pet food producer Blue Buffalo said adjusted profit rose 13 percent year-over-year to 13 cents a share, while revenue increased 16 percent to $254 million. The company expects full-year earnings and revenue to come in above 58 cents a share and $1.02 billion, respectively. The stock fell about 6 percent in extended-hours trading. Comparable analysts' estimates were not available.

Darling Ingredients, which produces feed, food and fuel ingredients from bio-nutrients, saw its shares gain about 7 percent after it reported second-quarter earnings. The company also said it would repurchase as much as $100 million in common stock.