After-hours buzz: JWN, TRN, AMAT & more

Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday:

Applied Materials stock popped after the bell on Thursday. The world's largest maker of machinery used to make semiconductor chips, forecast higher-than-expected profit and revenue for the current quarter, sending its shares up more than 7 percent. The upbeat forecast overshadowed lackluster first-quarter results — both sales and profit fell during the period.

Shares of Nordstrom were down more than 5 percent in extended trading after the company reported lower-than-expected quarterly profits on Thursday. Nordstrom's net income fell to $180 million, or $1 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 30 from $255 million, or $1.32 per share, a year earlier. Unseasonably warm weather and heavy discounts hurt sales at many apparel retailers in the quarter ended January.

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Nivalis Therapeutics stock traded higher after the bell. The clinical-stage pharmaceutical company announced on Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Fast Track designation for the company's lead investigational drug, N91115, a novel stabilizer of the cystic fibrosis trans-membrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein.

TrueCar's stock dipped after the bell on Thursday after the online car-shopping service provider posted a bigger-than-expected fourth-quarter loss. "These challenges are the result of some shortcomings in the ways in which the company has executed its business model in the past, not the fundamentals of the model itself," said TrueCar's CEO Chip Perry in a statement.

Trinity Industries shares slid in extended trading after the railcar and barge maker gave weak full-year EPS guidance, noting that poor market conditions will continue throughout the year.

Reuters contributed to this report.