Google ( GOOG) after the bell Thursday said it earned $381 million, or $1.32 a share, for the third quarter, up from $52 million, or 19 cents a share, a year ago. The Internet search engine reported gross revenue for the quarter rose 96% to $1.58 billion from $805.9 million last year. Excluding items, the company earned $437 million, or $1.51 a share. The results blew past analysts' expectations for a profit of $1.36 a share and revenue of $944.4 million, according to Thomson First Call. Shares of Google jumped $32.82, or 10.8%, to $336.02 in after-hours trading.

Affiliated Computer Services ( ACS) said it earned $94.1 million, or 74 cents a share, for the first quarter ended Sept. 30, almost flat with $94.2 million, or 72 cents a share, a year ago. The latest results included charges of 4 cents a share for compensation related to the departure of its former CEO and a risk assessment related to the bankruptcies of certain airline clients. Revenue for the outsourcing provider rose to $1.3 billion from $1 billion last year. Excluding items, ACS earned 78 cents a share, matching analysts' mean estimate. The stock was up $2.88, or 6%, to $50.90 in after-hours trading.

SanDisk ( SNDK) reported earnings of $107.5 million, or 55 cents a share, for the third quarter ended Oct. 2, up from $54.1 million, or 29 cents a share, a year ago. The supplier of flash storage cards said revenue grew to $589.6 million from $407.9 million last year. "Demand for NAND flash continues to grow globally and is currently outstripping industry-wide supply, particularly for high density NAND," said CEO Eli Harari. The results easily beat analysts' forecast for earnings of 35 cents on revenue of $523.7 million. The stock jumped $8.48, or $18.3%, to $54.86.

Foundry Networks ( FDRY) swung to a third-quarter profit of $16.3 million, or 11 cents a share, from a loss of $3.6 million, or 3 cents a share, a year ago. Included in the latest results was a $2.6 million expense related to a patent cross-license agreement with IBM ( IBM). Revenue for the quarter was $107.1 million, up from $102.5 million last year. Foundry said that revenue from the U.S. government was seasonally strong and represented 22% of its total revenue. Analysts expected the company to earn 8 cents a share on revenue of $99.4 million, according to Thomson First Call. The shares gained 57 cents, or 4.7%, to $12.70 in after-hours trading.

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