The top after-market NYSE gainers on Thursday are Office Depot, Accenture, Salesforce.com and American Express. The top after market NYSE most active stocks are Citigroup, Boston Scientific, Sprint Nextel Corporation and Bank of America.
Accenture Plc. (NYSE:ACN) shares gained 2.64 percent to $47.90 in afterhours trading after reporting better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on late Thursday. Its first-quarter net profit was $534.7 million or $0.81 per share, compared to $444.8 million or $0.67 per share in the year ago period.
Office Depot Inc. (NYSE:ODP) shares advanced 2.73 percent to $4.89 in post market trading hours. The company said on late Thursday that it has entered a deal to sell its Japan business to Kakuyasu, a liquor chain in Japan.
American Express Co. (NYSE:AXP) shares advanced 1.53 percent to $45.25 in afterhours trading. The company said it will acquire marketing services company Loyalty Partner in a $660 million deal, which will enhance its merchant relationships in markets such as Germany, Poland and India.
Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) shares advanced 1.25 percent to $139.25 in afterhours trading session. Chief executive Marc Benioff, who owns 10 percent of CRM shares, sold 10,000 company shares on Thursday at an average price of $137.48 apiece.
Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) shares advanced 0.51 percent to $4.59 in afterhours trading. The company’s stock so far soared 39 percent this year. The 52-week range of the stock is $3.11-$5.07. The overall volume in the last trading session was 729.79 million shares.
Boston Scientific Co. (NYSE:BSX) shares advanced 0.42 percent to $7.25 in post market trading hours. The 52-week range of the stock is $5.04-$9.79. The stock is currently trading above its 50-day moving average of $6.52 and 200-day moving average of $6.34.
Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) shares gained 0.48 percent $4.19 in post market trading hours. Fitch Ratings this week lowered its corporate credit rating by one notch indicating the increased credit risk from the phone carrier's recent network modernization project.
Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) shares gained 0.48 percent to $12.58 in the post market trading hours. Bank of America sold $1.5 billion of bonds in its first offering of fixed-rate debt in 4 months. This is bank’s first sale since issuing $1.5 billion of five-year notes on Aug. 17.