In the market for U.S. government bonds, the yield on the 10-year note slipped to 1.56 percent. That's down from 1.59 percent late Wednesday.
Among other stocks making moves Thursday:
— H&R Block jumped 5 percent after posting revenue and earnings that beat analysts' estimates. The country's largest tax preparation company reported a smaller loss, helped by cost-cutting efforts. It typically turns in a loss in the August-to-October period because it takes in most of its revenue during the U.S. tax season. H&R Block gained 82 cents to $18.19.
— The Men's Wearhouse dropped $1.49 to $29.86 after the men's clothing company's third-quarter results missed Wall Street's estimates. The company also cut its full-year and fourth-quarter profit forecasts.
— Sirius XM Radio gained 2 percent after announcing plans to buy back up to $2 billion of its own stock and issue a special dividend of 5 cents per share. Sirius joins the ranks of companies rewarding investors with one-time dividend payments in case taxes on them rise at the end of the year. Its stock gained 5 cents to $2.82.