After-hours buzz: Target, Staples, Yahoo & more

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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Monday:

Shares of Target bounced briefly after the bell as the retailer recovered some of the day's losses. Rival Wal-Mart posted better-than-expected same-store sales last week, prompting Morgan Stanley to say that Wal-Mart is taking market share from Target, according to The Wall Street Journal. Meanwhile, Target, closing down 1 percent in the regular trading session, has made headlines over a policy to allow transgender individuals to use their restroom of choice.

Staples saw shares spike, building on the day's gains after the stock was upgraded by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The analysts said that a failed merger with Office Depot might allow Staples to focus on its "core strengths."

Shares of Boston Properties fell after reports the real estate investment trust would buy a Santa Monica office complex from Blackstone, expanding Boston Properties' reach to the L.A. area, according to the Los Angeles Business Journal. Boston Properties currently focuses on Boston, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., according to its website.

Yahoo's shares rose in light volume after the technology company posted its official proxy statement detailing executive compensation. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made $36 million in 2015, the filings showed, in line with previous reports of her compensation.

Intuit traded higher after Goldman Sachs was bullish on the QuickBooks small business segment. Goldman said growth would accelerate and boost shares by more than 10 percent in 12 months.

— CNBC's Tae Kim, Alex Crippen and Kate Rooney contributed to this report.