Other companies slated to report before Thursday's open include
Dollar Tree Stores
The late roster features
New York & Co.
The Wet Seal
Thursday's economic calendar features weekly initial and continuing jobless claims at 8:30 a.m. ET; the consumer price index for October at 8:30 a.m. ET; and the Empire State manufacturing survey for November at 8:30 a.m. ET.
And finally, there were plenty of headlines to parse after Wednesday's closing bell with a smattering of earnings reports competing with a barrage of Schedule 13F filings.
One stock to watch on Thursday will be
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, which could see some buying interest following news that Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn has jumped back into the stock, snapping up roughly four million shares in the calendar third quarter.
, meantime, were higher in late trades after the Phoenix-based pet products retailer reported above-consensus quarterly results.
The company posted a profit of $82.3 million, or 75 cents a share, for its third quarter ended Sept. 30 on sales of $1.63 billion, ahead of the average estimate of analysts polled by
for earnings of 63 cents a share on sales of $1.62 billion.
The stock was last quoted at $68.50, up 5.6%, on volume of nearly 200,000, according to
Also advancing in the extended session was
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after the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based maker of storage and data management software delivered a solid beat in its fiscal second quarter and gave a robust outlook as well.
NetApp forecast non-GAAP earnings of 53 to 58 cents a share for its fiscal third quarter ending in January on revenue ranging from $1.575 billion to $1.675 billion. That view compares to Wall Street's current consensus estimate for earnings of 54 cents a share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
Shares of NetApp were last quoted at $29.89, up 10.2%, on volume of 3.89 million, according to
For its part,
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edged up after the bell as the company announced fresh restructuring plans calling for the elimination of 1700 jobs, or roughly 5% of its workforce. The company anticipates charges totaling $325 million in connection with the restructuring program. It's targeting annual savings of $450 million from the moves.
Written by Michael Baron in New York.
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