Discount broker Charles Schwab Corp. reported its first-quarter profit surged as the economy and stock markets improved.
Oracle Corp. reported Thursday its net income rose 78 percent in the most recent quarter. The database software maker was helped by a rise in new software license sales.
Wells Fargo & Co., one of the largest lenders to consumers among U.S. banks, on Wednesday said its fourth-quarter profit shot up, as its customers payment habits improved and it was able to lower the amount of reserves set aside to cover souring loans.
Apple said its net income for the most recent quarter rose 78 percent as holiday shoppers snapped up more iPads than analysts predicted.
Intel says fourth-quarter net income rose 48 percent and revenue rose 8 percent, as sales of server chips have helped offset weakness in sales in chips for consumer PCs.
Shares of Salesforce.com Inc. soared to a record high on Friday after the business software company reported stronger-than-expected results for the latest quarter and said it expects to reap $2 billion in revenue in fiscal 2012.
The Gap Inc. reported Thursday its third-quarter net income fell 1 percent, though revenue rose 2 percent.