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After-market Movers For Dec. 19 (RHT, S, CHTR)

Red Hat Inc. (RHT) shares tumbled more than 10% in after hours trading after the world's largest seller of Linux software reported third quarter revenue that beat analysts' estimate by a small margin.

Shares of Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), the third largest U.S. wireless carrier, gained more than 6% in extended hours trading. AT&T Inc. (T), the second largest U.S. Wireless carrier, said it has abandoned its $39 billion takeover bid for T-Mobile USA amid stiff opposition from U.S. regulators. AT&T shares fell 0.4% in after hours trading.

Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) shares rose more than 3% in after hours after the fourth largest U.S. cable operator said that its Board of Directors has concluded its previously announced CEO search process and appointed cable industry veteran Thomas Rutledge as President and Chief Executive Officer. Rutledge joins Charter immediately and will become the President and Chief Executive Officer effective February 13.

by RTT Staff Writer

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