General Motors' profits rose 34 percent, as strong pickup truck and SUV sales in the U.S. helped the company shrug off weaker sales in other regions.
Shares of Honeywell rose more than 4% after hours following a report that Dan Loeb's Third Point had taken a new stake in the company.
Shares of Whole Foods Market rose Thursday after mutual-fund manager Neuberger Berman called on the company to explore a sale.
Bitcoin rose more than 3 percent during Thursday intraday trading to set a new all-time high price of $1,331.31.
KKR's stock rose more than 6 percent after ValueAct principal Mason Morfit announced a stake of about 5 percent through derivatives.
U.S. equities rose sharply on Tuesday as solid quarterly reports from several large-cap companies rolled through.
The index, which measures all nine U.S. census divisions, found that nationwide home prices rose 5.8 percent year-over-year in February.
Stocks rose as more companies released quarterly results while Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the administration was close to "major tax reform."
U.S. equities rose on Monday as a weekend filled with geopolitical worries ended more calmly than investors expected.
U.S. bond prices rose after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said the "era of strategic patience" with North Korea was over.