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Nvidia (NVDA) shares jumped after-hours Thursday after the graphics-chip maker reported better-than-expected adjusted earnings and revenue for the second quarter. 

After hours, the stock is up 7.4% at $159.73.

The Santa Clara, Calif., company reported adjusted earnings of $1.24 a share, compared with $1.94 a year earlier and against the FactSet-derived consensus analyst estimate of $1.14.

Revenue came in at $2.58 billion, a decline from the $3.12 billion in the year-earlier period. Analysts were looking for revenue of $2.54 billion.

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On a reported basis, Nvidia earned 90 cents a share versus $1.76 a year earlier.

"Nvidia accelerated computing momentum continues to build as the industry races to enable the next frontier in artificial intelligence, conversational AI, as well as autonomous systems like self-driving vehicles and delivery robots," Chief Executive Jensen Huang said. 

For the third quarter, the company expects revenue of $2.96 billion, just short of Wall Street's consensus $2.97 billion expectation. 

Nvidia has been trading in bear territory, down more than 20% from its 52-week high of $292.76. 

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