NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Goldman Sachs (GS) - Get Report, the Wall Street bank, reported fourth-quarter earnings of $3.79 a share, topping the consensus estimate of $3.76.

Shares of Goldman Sachs were down 3% to $169.40 in premarket trading Wednesday.

>>Goldman Quarterly Earnings Rise 27%

Wells Fargo

(WFC) - Get Report

reported fourth-quarter earnings of 61 cents a share, in line with Wall Street estimates.

Shares of the company were falling 0.3% to $32.40.

>>Wells Fargo Hits Earnings Target

ASML

(ASML) - Get Report

, the Dutch maker of semiconductor equipment, said fourth-quarter profit surged from a year earlier as the company achieved record sales and bookings and ramped up production at its factories to meet demand.

Shares of the company edged lower by 1.5% to $39.51 in early trading.

>> ASML Profits Surge on Record Bookings

John Havens, who has led

Citigroup's (C) - Get Report

institutional clients group for the past three years, is expected to be named president and chief operating officer, the

Wall Street Journal

reports.

CEO Vikram Pandit briefed the board on the management change Tuesday after the bank reported quarterly profits that fell far short of Wall Street expectations.

Shares of Citigroup fell 0.2% to $4.79.

>> Citigroup to Name Havens as President

>> Citi Stock Slumps on Earnings, Revenue Miss

Western Digital

(WDC) - Get Report

trounced Wall Street expectations for its fiscal second-quarter results late Tuesday as hard-drive shipments increased nearly 3% on a sequential basis.

Shares of the company were up 1.1% to $34.30 in early trading.

>>Western Digital Trounces Wall Street View

Depomed

(DEPO)

disclosed a potentially damaging contract dispute with

Abbott Labs

(ABT) - Get Report

over the marketing of a shingles drug.

Depomed stock was falling 13.4% to $5.70 in early trading. There were no premarket quotes reported for Abbott. Shares of Abbott ended Tuesday's trading session at $47.20, up 0.7%.

>> Apple, IBM, Depomed: After-Hours Trading

U.S. Bancorp

(USB) - Get Report

reported fourth-quarter earnings of 49 cents a share vs. the consensus estimate of 46 cents.

The stock was down 0.1% to $27.28 in early trading.

eBay

(EBAY) - Get Report

is slated to report fourth-quarter earnings after the closing bell. Analysts, on average, are calling for earnings of 47 cents a share on revenue of $2.49 billion. The expectation is that the company benefited from a rise in shopping during the holiday season.

Shares of the company rose 0.7% to $29.64.

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

crushed Wall Street's expectations for its fiscal first-quarter earnings. The results were posted ater the stocks fell more than 2% on news that CEO Steve Jobs was taking a second leave of absence for medical reasons.

Apple's stock rose 2.2% to $348.17 in early trading Wednesday.

>> Apple, IBM, Depomed: After-Hours Trading

IBM

(IBM) - Get Report

topped Wall Street's expectations for its fourth-quarter earnings by a healthy margin.

IBM was up 2.5% to $154.35.

>> Apple, IBM, Depomed: After-Hours Trading

Bank of New York

(BK) - Get Report

reported fourth-quarter earnings of 55 cents vs. the consensus estimate of 57 cents a share.

Bank of New York shares were down 2.3% to $31.28.

Cree

(CREE) - Get Report

fell short with its fiscal second-quarter results on both the top and bottom lines.

Shares of Cree dropped 15.6% to $52.92 in early trading.

>> Apple, IBM, Depomed: After-Hours Trading

Cargill

, the privately held agribusiness giant, plans to divest its majority stake in fertilizer producer

Mosaic

(MOS) - Get Report

, the companies announced after the close Tuesday.

Shares of Mosaic were falling 2.2% to $83.20 in premarket trading.

>>Cargill to Divest 64% Stake in Mosaic

>>Search for Highest Dividends by Rate or Yield

-- Written by Andrea Tse in New York.

>To contact the writer of this article, click here:

Andrea Tse

.

>To follow the writer on Twitter, go to

Andrea Tse

.

>To submit a news tip, send an email to:

tips@thestreet.com

.

RELATED STORIES:

>>Goldman Quarterly Earnings Rise 27%

>>Futures Mixed Ahead of Key Financial Earnings

>>Cargill to Divest 64% Stake in Mosaic

>>Wells Fargo Hits Earnings Target

>>Western Digital Trounces Wall Street View

>> Citigroup to Name Havens as President

>> ASML Profits Surge on Record Bookings

>> Apple, IBM, Depomed: After-Hours Trading

Copyright 2010 TheStreet.com Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.