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After-hours buzz: Amazon, LinkedIn, Gilead & more

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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday:

Gilead Sciences shares dropped more than 6 percent as the company posted earnings of $3.03 a share ex-items on just shy of $8 billion in revenue. Analysts expected Gilead to report earnings of about $3.15 a share on $8.12 billion in revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.

During the first quarter, Gilead's hepatitis C drugs Harvoni and Sovaldi saw $3.02 billion and $1.28 billion in sales, respectively. Analysts had expected $3.13 billion and $1.37 billion in sales, according to a consensus estimate from FactSet.

Amazon shares surged 12 percent after the company posted quarterly that were significantly better than Wall Street expectations. The online commerce giant reported earnings of $1.07 a share on $29.13 billion in revenue. Analysts had expected the company to post earnings of 58 cents a share on $27.98 billion, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.

For the second quarter, Amazon expects net sales of $28 billion to $30.5 billion, which would mark 21 to 32 percent growth from the previous year. Wall Street expected $28.32 billion in revenue, according to StreetAccount.

Expedia shares soared more than 11 percent after the company reported earnings of 9 cents a share ex-items on $1.90 billion in revenue. Analysts had expected the company to post a loss of 6 cents a share on $1.84 billion in revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters. The company also added more than 13,000 properties to its global lodging portfolio, bringing its total property count to over 282,000.

Shares of LinkedIn jumped after the company reported better-than-expected earnings. The stock spiked more than 15 percent before giving back some of its gains. The professional social network posted earnings of 74 cents a share ex-items on $861 million in revenue. Analysts had expected the company to report earnings of 60 cents a share on $828 million in revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.

Pandora shares gained about 11 percent after the company posted a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss. The company reported a non-GAAP loss of 20 cents a share on $297 million in revenue. Analysts had expected a loss of 31 cents a share on revenues of $286 million, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.

Shares of Western Digital fell about 4 percent after the company reported disappointing earnings. The data storage company posted earnings of $1.21 a share ex-items on revenues of $2.82 billion. Analysts had expected the company to report earnings of $1.29 a share on $2.86 billion in revenue.

— CNBC's Jacob Pramuk and Everett Rosenfeld contributed to this report.