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After-hours buzz: Amazon, LinkedIn, Gilead & more

Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday:

Gilead Sciences shares dropped more than 6 percent as the company posted earnings of $3.03 a share ex-items on just shy of $8 billion in revenue. Analysts expected Gilead to report earnings of about $3.15 a share on $8.12 billion in revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.

During the first quarter, Gilead's hepatitis C drugs Harvoni and Sovaldi saw $3.02 billion and $1.28 billion in sales, respectively. Analysts had expected $3.13 billion and $1.37 billion in sales, according to a consensus estimate from FactSet.

Amazon shares surged 12 percent after the company posted quarterly that were significantly better than Wall Street expectations. The online commerce giant reported earnings of $1.07 a share on $29.13 billion in...