Stocks were mixed after hours Tuesday, with tech companies dominating the news on both sides of the coin.
For starters, there was
. Shares of the Seattle-based online retailer of books, music and other products were leaping 11.9% to $50.07 in very active trading after first-quarter profits
more than doubled
to $111 million, or 26 cents a share. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial were looking for just 15 cents.
( ZRAN), of California, climbed 11.1% to $21 after likewise reporting non-GAAP earnings that more than doubled to 19 cents a share.
posted better-than-expected top and bottom lines, and Oregon's
, a small-cap semiconductor, lost 2 cents less per share than analysts had forecast. Riverbed was up 11.6% at $31.55; Pixelworks was gaining 10.1% to $1.65.
A mixed bag of companies, among them
CH Robinson Worldwide
, composed the rest of Tuesday's postbell winners. The freight-transportation-services company rode high after first-quarter income jumped 27.3% year over year to 42 cents a share, topping estimates by 4 cents. Shares of the Minnesota-based company rose 5.6% to $54.
Also turning in positive first-quarter results after hours were
, a San Diego-based biotech that rose 3.8% to $34; restaurant chain
, lately up 3.8% to $27.01; and baby-apparel maker
, adding 55 cents, or 2.1%, to $26.52.
, meanwhile, lead the tech losers after the close and saw heavy trading volume after
missing sales targets with revenue of $3.28 billion. Analysts were seeking $137.7 million more. The Santa Clara, Calif., computer-systems maker also
to a penny-a-share profit that met projections, but shares were losing 39 cents, or 6.6%, to $5.55.
of Warren, N.J., guided under consensus for second-quarter sales, expecting only $52.1 million to $53 million. First-quarter revenue was also just shy of the average estimate. Shares were off 8% to $12.10. Disk-drive-components maker
tumbled 7.3% to $20.50 after swinging to a loss of 14 cents a share against the Street's 9-cent per-share income estimate.
Other late-trading falling tech stocks included
, maker of semiconductor equipment, which
widely missed estimates
and recently slid 6.9% to $40.17; wireless-communications semiconductor
RF Micro Devices
, sinking 6.3% to $6.14 on a
second-quarter outlook; and electronics maker
, on both
poor earnings and guidance
, Indiana-based maker of groundwater and fuel-pumping systems, dropped 8% to $41.25 on a wide first-quarter earnings miss at 24 cents a share (excluding items). Lender
and money-transferring outfit
each slid on disappointing guidance. EZCorp shares were down 8.2% to $15.05; Western Union shares lost 5.2% at $21.73.