Earnings reports out of various sectors helped guide Wednesday's mixed after-hours trading session, and among the winners was Minnesota's
ADC's shares climbed 3.2% to $17.85 after the networking-equipment maker
trounced Street expectations
for the quarter ended May 4 with per-share income of 35 cents, excluding items. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial were looking for 24 cents a share.
, a nutritional-products maker based in Columbia, Md., saw a 2-cent income slide from last year to 15 cents a share, or $4.9 million, in the second quarter, but this squared with estimates. Revenue gained 9.2% on last year at $76.7 million to squeak past the consensus. Shares recently lifted by 2.6%, or 58 cents, to $22.60.
On the postclose losing side, however, Las Vegas gambling-equipment maker
slid 5.4% to $18.55 after posting dime-a-share earnings in the fiscal second quarter. This compares with a heavy year-ago loss, but analysts were seeking 13 cents a share.
which operates Chili's, Macaroni Grill and other chain restaurants, was also falling on disappointing results. The Dallas-based company reported a May comparable-sales decline of 2.8%, after which shares slumped 49 cents, or 1.5%, to $31.85.
Employment Web site
was also on the downswing after announcing that its chief financial officer, Lanny Baker, will leave the company. Timothy Yates will replace him. This, together with the departure of another executive, is expected to cost $3 million in the second quarter. Shares gave up 2.5% to $44.70.