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Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) was trading higher by nearly 2 percent Thursday morning in reaction to its first-quarter results. The retail behemoth reported a top-and-bottom-line beat while Walmart U.S. comps rose 2.1 percent and traffic rose 0.8 percent. Also, the company's e-commerce business saw its sales grow by 33 percent.

Check Cap Ltd (NASDAQ: CHEK) was trading higher by nearly 3 percent. The clinical stage medical diagnostics company reported its first-quarter results in which it lost $1.27 per share which was better than the $1.68 per share loss analysts were expecting.

aTyr Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: LIFE) was trading higher by more than 11 percent after falling 30 percent on Wednesday. The biotherapeutics company saw its stock fall Wednesday afternoon after announcing it will undergo a restructuring. On Thursday, the company announced a poster presentation at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference in which it will discuss the preclinical characterization of ATYR1923.

Loxo Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: LOXO) was trading higher by more than 12 percent. The biopharmaceutical company that focuses on medicines for patients with genetically defined cancers said its oral presentation of LOXO-292 was selected for the "Best of ASCO" program.

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) was trading higher by nearly 15 percent ahead of Thursday's open. The company's "Smackdown Live" may not be renewed at NBCUniversal network and the company's "Monday Night Raw" program could be worth three times its current value elsewhere, according to a report for The Hollywood Reporter.

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