Google reported earnings and revenue that blew past expectations. Shares rose more than 5% after-hours.
Costco Wholesale Corp posted a 1 percent rise in quarterly profit and a three percent increase in its same-store sales for the month of September.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said annual revenue grew 2.7 percent to almost $8.9 billion amid a rise in circulation and subscription revenue.
Investors looking for "safe" U.S.-centric companies have driven small caps sky high, but the security blanket of the Russell 2000 could be showing signs of wear.
Video game publisher Electronic Arts reported revenue that beat market expectations on Tuesday.
CIT Group reported a profit that edged past analysts' estimates as debt-servicing costs fell and its banking unit posted strong loan growth.
United Technologies, the largest maker of elevators and air conditioners, reported higher net income, helped mostly by its buyout of aircraft parts manufacturer Goodrich.
Netflix reported earnings that beat expectations as it added streaming-video subscribers, though not as many as analysts had expected. Shares fell after-hours.
Oracle reported a modest increase in new software sales and Internet-based software subscriptions, sending its shares lower. The company also said its stock will move to the NYSE.
Costco Wholesale reported third-quarter profit just above analysts' estimates, as its low prices for food and gasoline appealed to shoppers.
Pandora hit its earnings target and delivered revenue and an outlook that topped expectations. Shares rose sharply after-hours.
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Kohl's said on Thursday it expects sales to rebound in the current quarter after bad weather in early spring hurt business at the department store chain.
Wal-Mart Stores's quarterly profit just missed Wall Street expectations on Thursday, with sales down 1.4 percent at its Walmart U.S. stores open at least a year.
Deere reported higher earnings and forecast a record profit for the full year, even as it warned about "global financial pressures" and "adverse weather patterns."
Activision Blizzard warned investors that it expects a challenging second-half of the year. Shares tumbled.
Zillow delivered revenue that beat expectations, helped by the US housing-market recovery, and raised its full-year forecast.
Earnings reports for the rest of the week will offer some crucial insight into how the US consumer — and the larger economy — is doing.
AIG reported earnings that beat market expectations but revenue fell short. Shares rose after-hours.
Amazon's numbers were helped by growing sales of digital content, cloud-computing services and gains in its main retail business. Shares wavered after-hours.