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After-market Movers For April 24 (AAPL, NSC, AFL, JNPR, BIDU, CRAY, CYMI, SFLY)

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4/24/2012 5:44 PM ET

Gainers:

Apple Inc. (AAPL: Quote) gained more than 7 percent to $600.96. The company's second quarter profit jumped 94 percent from the year-ago quarter and were above Wall Street view. March quarter sales of iPhones improved 88 percent, iPads surged 151 percent, Macs increased 7 percent, while sales of iPods declined 15 percent. However, the company guided its third quarter results below consensus.

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC: Quote) rose more than 1 percent to $71.22. The company's first quarter profit increased 26 percent and were above consensus. Railway operating revenues increased 6 percent.

AFLAC Inc. (AFL: Quote) gained 5 percent to $44.00. The company's first quarter profit doubled from prior year, while operating earnings improved 6.3 percent. Revenues rose 21.9 percent.

Cray Inc. (CRAY: Quote) jumped 24 percent to $8.75 amidst the news that it has agreed to sell its interconnect hardware development program and related intellectual property to Intel Corp. (INTC) for $140 million in cash.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR: Quote) rose more than 1 percent to $22.00 . The company's first quarter profit and net revenues declined from the year-ago period, but topped Wall Street view. The company guided second quarter non-GAAP earnings per share to fall short of estimate, but revenues in-line with consensus.

Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY: Quote) improved 6 percent to $30.80.

Decliners:

Baidu, Inc. (BIDU: Quote) declined 11 percent to $121.16. The company's first quarter profit and revenues surged from the prior year period. However, the company provided a weak revenue forecast for its second quarter.

Cymer Inc. (CYMI: Quote) declined 7 percent to $45. The company's first quarter profit and revenue declined from the year-ago quarter, but were above consensus. The company guided its second quarter revenue above consensus.

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