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Most stocks rebounded after the market dipped to close Monday's regular session down, among them the heavily traded

Texas Instruments

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, which vaulted 9% to $35.31 on

positive first-quarter results

.

The Dallas-based semiconductor company's 35-cent per-share profits gained 2 cents on last year and comfortably beat Thomson Financial's 31-cent analysts' expectations. Second-quarter earnings should top estimates, as well.

Semiconductor-equipment maker

Mindspeed Technologies

(MSPD)

jumped 11.3% to $2.26 after losing exactly as much money as the Street had predicted, as well as announcing it will probably achieve operating profitability in the next quarter.

Altera

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was

another

semiconductor winner after hours, climbing 6% to $22.60 after coming in a penny over first-quarter estimates.

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Elsewhere, Fort Collins, Colo.-based

Woodward Governor

( WGOV), which makes energy-control systems and aircraft-engine components, nearly doubled its fiscal second-quarter earnings to 63 cents a share, leaving Wall Street's 51-cent targets in the dust. Shares jumped 11.1% to $47.69.

Also reporting dizzying first-quarter gains over last year were small-cap medical-transcription firm

Transcend Services

( TRCR), based in Atlanta, lately soaring some 18% to $11.42, and

Express Scripts

(ESRX)

, which also

handily topped projections

and sharply lifted 2007 guidance. The Missouri-based pharmacy-benefit-management firm rose 4.2% at $92.60 after hours.

Among today's postbell losers was semiconductor-subsystems maker

Ultra Clean

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, which sank 14.4% to $16.77 after pegging second-quarter sales at $100 million to $110 million. The consensus calls for $111.4 million. Phoenix-based

Radyne

( RADN), a communications-equipment maker, saw a 3-cent per-share income slide year over year to 10 cents a share in the first quarter, missing targets by a nickel. Shares dropped 5.4% at $9.12.

Finally, packaging maker

Pactiv

( PTV) was off 2.8% after falling short of the Street's $689.9 million mean sales estimate, as well as forecasting second-quarter income of 45 cents to 49 cents a share. Analysts are seeking 51 cents a share. Shares of the Illinois-based outfit shed $1 to $35.26 in recent late trading.