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

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Red Hat Inc. (RHT: Quote) 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: Quote), the third largest U.S. wireless carrier, gained more than 6% in extended hours trading. AT&T Inc. (T: Quote), 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: Quote) 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.

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Oracle Corp. said Wednesday after the markets closed that its second quarter profit fell 2% from last year, hurt mainly by higher income tax expenses even as revenue increased 3%. However, the company's quarterly earnings per share, excluding items, came in above analysts' expectations as did its quarterly revenue. Apple's iPhone-based Apple Pay system is gaining momentum nationwide with a host of new banks and retailers signing on. The system allows users to link a credit card directly to their device for payments and Apple now says they have deals with banks that account for 90 percent of the debit card transactions in the US. The current drop in fuel prices could lead to a major sales dip for electric automaker Tesla, according to some industry experts. The Elon Musk led manufacturer had predicted sales of over 500,000 new vehicles by 2020, but now that number could fall by as much as 40 percent.
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