after the bell

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After the Bell

Describing any period of time after a stock exchange has closed. It is often used in reference to after-hours trading.

after the bell

Following the formal close of trading for the day. The phrase originates from the bell that rings each day to signal the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. For example, a company may announce important news following the close of trading or "after the bell."
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4 percent in after-the-bell trading following the news, the report added.
The situation is very grave, and all worries are not enough," Jose Luis Carpatos, a market analyst in Madrid, wrote in his daily after-the-bell note.
It was soon relaunched as the Rocket Bowl - and became an after-the-bell hangout for nearby workers.
Jack Hall and opponent Johnson McClumpha (Plains Farm) were both disqualified for an after-the-bell exchange, with Hall ahead on points.
There was the Evander Holyfield bite-fight, the after-the-bell no-contest against Orlin Norris and the Lou Savarese bout in Glasgow when he would not stop punching and afterwards snarled he wanted to "tear our" Lennox Lewis's heart and "feed it to him".
And Tyson is not expecting any favours after his after-the-bell left hook sent Norris tumbling on to his right leg and caused him to suffer a dislocated knee cap which popped back in, said Nevada doctor Flip Homansky.
That statement, like many of McNamara's antiwar comments, had an after-the-bell quality.
Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) is also benefiting today from its after-the-bell second-quarter report yesterday.
But her hand-baked gingerbread village couldn't keep pace with the program that now organizes 24,000 students in 147 schools for after-the-bell studies and sports.
When Genaro Hernandez was badly hurt by an after-the-bell punch to the throat by Azumah Nelson on March 22 in Corpus Christi, Texas, he was faced with a profound test of character.