On the upside
D.R. Horton (NYSE: DHI) reported sharply higher first quarter earnings that more than doubled as housing prices climbed.
Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) fell to a loss for the fourth quarter but the company expects coal prices to recover.
On the downside
Seagate Technology (Nasdaq: STX) reported lower second quarter earnings and forecast current quarter revenue below estimates. Investors locked in profits on Zynga (Nasdaq: ZNGA).
Ford (NYSE: F) warned that losses in Europe could reach $2 billion in 2013.
In the broad market, advancing outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 9 to 7 on the NYSE and by nearly 10 to 9 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index rose 4 points to 1505.