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.

The 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, click here.

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.

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