Stocks Jumping In After Hours Trading: CA, TSCO, MNST, TSN, SWY, AVNR

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) is up 5.30% in after hours trading at $22.05. CA closed unchanged today at $20.94 with 1.9 million shares traded. CA trades 3.4 million shares a day on average. CA shares have been trending higher for about a week now. On Jan. 9, CA Technologies announced there conference call for their third quarter results will be held at 5 pm EST on Jan. 24. CA also announced that Lufthansa Cargo will be using the company’s CA Clarity Project and Portfolio Management solution. “CA Clarity PPM was chosen over other providers particularly on the strength of its plenitude of functionality, its high-quality configuration options, and its flexibility,” commented Wolfram Martin , Head of Controlling Cross Functions Lufthansa Cargo AG. The company has a market cap of 10.33 billion.

Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) is up 4.03% in after hours trading at $75.87. TSCO closed the day slightly higher at $72.93 with 575 thousand shares traded. TSCO shares are up after hours after the company announced fourth quarter revenue above consensus. Revenue was $1.24 billion versus the estimated $1.19 billion by analysts. Tractor Supply also raised its fiscal year EPS (earnings per share) guidance to $2.97-2.99 from $2.85-2.89. The company has a market cap of 5.18 billion.

Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) is up 1.73% in after hours after closing down nearly 3% in regular trading. Monster Beverage just announced a two for one stock split this afternoon. On Feb 15, 2012 each shareholder will receive one additional share for each stock held at the close of business on Feb 6. MNST shares have been trending downward this week and have lost about $4 a share. The company has a market cap of 8.05 billion.

Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE:TSN) is up slightly in after hours trading at $19.85. TSN closed the day down nearly 3% at $19.74. This is the first time Tyson has closed below $20 since early December. TSN fell on strong volume today with 5.9 million shares traded, about double its daily average volume. The company has a market cap of 7.30 billion.

Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) is up about 1% in after hours trading at $20.95. SWY finished the day down 2.85% at $20.79 after SuperValu’s earnings caused Safeway to fall as well. SWY traded 10 million shares today, 4 million more shares than it usually trades. The company has a market cap of 7.13 billion.

Avanir Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AVNR) is up 2.27% in after hours traidng at $2.70. AVNR closed today 10% higher at $2.64 with 2.3 million shares traded. AVNR has been rallying for nearly a month now after dipping from $2.60 to below $1.80 in the first half of December. Pharmaceutical companies have been hot after numerous recent acquistions. The company has a market cap of 335.17 million.

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Rachel Brook is an up and coming financial writer focusing on commodity price inflation and how the overall market reacts to the price swings. She also covers emerging markets in Africa and SE Asia.
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