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11 Unusual After-Hours Stocks on the Move (APKT, AMGN, BCOR, CERN, CSTR, DECK, EXPE, FB, GDOT, PWER, SBUX)

We have many stocks on the move in the after-hours session.  Today was the largest day for S&P earnings this earnings season.  Some of these volume spikes are massive.

Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ: APKT) is getting shelled as the stock is down almost 14% at $13.95 on more than 550,000 shares of common stock. The networking solutions outfit gave poor guidance after posting a loss.  This is also after shares were down more than 6% in trading ahead of the close. Here is a bad statistic for you: the 52-week high is $61.50.

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) managed to massively beat expectations and it raised its full 2012 guidance to where even its low-end of the range was well above estimates.  This biotech giant is now within striking distance of an all-time high.  Shares are up 3.6% at $82.20 on almost 800,000 shares.

Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOR) is somewhat of a hidden company offering “white label search and monetization solutions to Web publishers.”  This is the former Infospace Inc. (NASDAQ: INSP).  Well, how does 86% growth sound?  Revenue rose to $100.9 million from $54.2 million a year ago and it sees revenues of $90 to $93 million next quarter. Shares are up a sharp 14.9% at $14.65 on almost 50,000 shares since the closing bell.  More investors are going to likely get reintroduced to Blucora on Friday morning when they see how much it is up.

Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) is taking it on the chin after only guiding earnings in line with estimates.  The earnings were a record and it was listed as being a year or more with over 10% growth.  It wasn’t enough as the stock is down 9.5% at $70.60 on 370,000 shares.

Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR) was supposed to be a winner from the Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) earnings debacle.  Some were even thinking that the Redbox was gaining.  The earnings report did not exactly convey that and shares are down 15% at $50.25 with about 1.5 million shares having traded since the close at 4 PM EST.

Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQ: DECK) is surging as it looks like the warm weather trend has seen the worst already.  Shares are up a whopping 19.75% at $49.60 on more than 600,000 shares traded since the closing bell.

Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) managed to beat its earnings estimates and it raised its dividend.  Shares are up 11.8% at $51.10 on over 360,000 shares.

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) initially ticked up after beating revenues and monthly average users, but then the reality of decelerating average daily user growth set in.  Mobile is called a huge opportunity, but everyone knows that “mobile anything” is worth far less than the same thing on the desktop.  Shares are down 9.8% at $24.21 on more than 15 million shares since the 4 PM close.

Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) is getting hit hard with shares down 15.5% at $19.70 but only about 50,000 shares have traded hands.  Even a deal signed with RushCard did not help out here.

Power-One, Inc. (NASDAQ: PWER) is surging by 9.6% to $5.35 on almost 400,000 shares since the close, and that is after the stock rose a sharp 7% today.  The power supply products maker for the renewable energy servers beat earnings and gave strong guidance.

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) is getting drilled after its earnings report.  This is one of the worst reaction after the coffee giant’s earnings report in recent quarters. Shares are down over 11% at $46.52 with over 3 million shares traded since the 4 PM close.

JON C. OGG