Rio Narcea Gold Mines ( RNO) climbed nearly 9% after the closing bell Wednesday as the Spain-based company swung to a 2006 profit of $70.7 million, or 43 cents a share, compared with a 27-cent per-share loss in 2005. Sales more than doubled to $225.7 million, buoyed mostly by soaring nickel-operations revenue. Shares were up 34 cents to $4.19 in recent after-hours action.

Altera ( ALTR) gained after initiating a 4-cent per-share dividend and adding 50 million shares to its current stock-repurchase program. There are now 57 million shares remaining for buyback. The San Jose, Calif., semiconductor firm was recently up 45 cents, or 2.2%, to $20.50.

Chipmaker RF Micro Devices ( RFMD) slid after hours on word the Greensboro, N.C., company will offer about $300 million in convertible subordinated bonds. Half the bonds are due 2012 and the other half are due 2014. There's a $25 million initial-purchaser option for each set to cover any overallotments. Shares were sinking 38 cents, or 5.4%, to $6.69.

Resources Connection ( RECN), a California-based management services firm, said per-share income slipped by a penny from last year to 26 cents a share, or $13.1 million, for the quarter ended Feb. 28. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial were looking for flat year-over-year earnings. Shares were off $1.52, or 4.4%, to $32.75.

Clothing maker Eddie Bauer ( EBHI) will privately offer around $75 million in convertible senior bonds. Shares of the Redmond, Wash., company were down 42 cents, or 3.9%, to $10.50, in recent after-hours trading.

If you liked this article you might like

Lackluster Finish for U.S. Stocks

Lackluster Finish for U.S. Stocks

Stocks Continue to Waver at the Flat Line

Stocks Continue to Waver at the Flat Line

Oil Slides as Stocks Post a Mixed Showing

Oil Slides as Stocks Post a Mixed Showing

Stocks Flutter Near the Flat Line

Stocks Flutter Near the Flat Line

Wall Street Falls Amid Inflation Talk

Wall Street Falls Amid Inflation Talk