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Wells Fargo gives stocks a boost Thursday, but Boeing and Chevron warn after the close. Where do you think the market is headed next week?

Stocks got a big boost from Wells Fargo (WFC) on Thursday, as the three major averages all rose more than 3%. But after the close, Chevron (CVX) and Boeing (BA) issued warnings on their first-quarter earnings.


Dow Jones Industrial Average

rose 246 points, or 3.1%, to 8083 on Thursday, and finished up 0.8% in a four-day week of trading. The

S&P 500

lifted by 31 points, or 3.8%, to 857, and the

Nasdaq Composite

added 62 points or 3.9%, to 1653, up 1.9% on the week. For more on the Dow,

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Wells Fargo said Thursday morning that it would earn $3 billion in the first quarter.

Chevron says its profit

will be down due to the drop in crude oil prices in the past year and because its refining margins are lower.

Boeing expects

a 38-cent per share lower profit and will cut its plane production.

Still, stocks have climbed for five straight weeks. The stock market is closed tomorrow for Good Friday.

As earnings season heats up, where do you think the market is headed next week? Please vote in our poll below.