CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Facebook Inc., Agilent Technologies Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., NetApp Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are among the stocks expected to see active trading on Thursday.
Facebook Inc. FB+4.02% could be on the move Thursday, when certain lockup agreements preventing insider sales of pre-IPO stockholders will expire. The stock rose 4% to close at $21.20 on Wednesday.
Agilent Technologies A-0.02% shares fell nearly 8% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the maker of high-tech instruments reported lower-than-expected earnings for its fiscal third quarter and issued a disappointing forecast for the current period.
Cisco Systems CSCO+1.05% stock rose 5% after hours after the network-equipment giant posted better-than-expected first-quarter results and unveiled a plan to raise its quarterly dividend by 75%.
NetApp NTAP+1.04% stock rose 5.4% in evening trading after the company issued a better-than-expected forecast for its fiscal second quarter.
On Thursday morning, Wal-Mart Stores WMT+0.59% is expected to report second-quarter earnings of $1.17 a share on revenue of $114.63 billion, according to a survey of analysts by FactSet.