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Three Stocks Posting Big Moves In After-Hours


Shares of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) were trading up about 11.85 percent in Thursday’s after-hours session, following the announcement of the company’s fourth-quarter financial results. The mid-cap beauty retailer posted earnings of $1.69 per share, $0.15 above the Street’s consensus. Revenue of $1.268 billion also came in ahead of estimates of $1.236 billion.

Also helping the surge in the stock price was management’s guidance for the first quarter. Ulta anticipates earnings of $1.25 to $1.30 per share on revenue of $1.02 billion to $1.03 billion. Meanwhile, analysts are modeling earnings of $1.23 per share on revenue of $1.01 billion. Finally, the company announced a new $425 million share repurchase program, and plans to enter a $200 million "accelerated" buyback program with Goldman Sachs.

Also up since the bell rang was Bojangles Inc (NASDAQ: BOJA), which gained roughly 7.8 percent after reporting fourth-quarter earnings of $0.22 per share, $0.03 above the Street’s consensus, on revenue of$128.78 million, up 9.6 percent year-over-year, and $1.12 million ahead of estimates.

On the other hand, FXCM Inc (NYSE: FXCM) was trading down almost 23 percent in after-hours, after the company delivered a fourth-quarter net loss of $(15.75) per share, and revenue of $66.99 million, down 34.2 percent year-over-year, and $5.01 million below consensus.

Disclosure: Javier Hasse holds no positions in any of the securities mentioned above.


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