Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:
El Pollo Loco Holdings - The operator of quick-service restaurants reported second-quarter earnings per share of 16 cents, excluding items, on $87 million in revenue, compared to expectations of EPS of 16 cents on $86 million in sales. Shares rose in after-hours trading.
The Gap - The clothing retailer slid in after-hours trading after reporting disappointing August sales results.
Nanosphere - The provider of molecular diagnostics rallied in after-hours trading after saying it had retained Jefferies to help it review its strategic alternatives.