The bulls roared Friday as positive news from Ford ( F) helped push stocks higher, landing the automaker on TheStreet.com's most-searched stocks list. Ford shares were up significantly after the company beat first-quarter estimates, reduced its cash burn and reiterated that it remains on track to break even or earn a profit in 2011. Ford's business is also being helped by worries over the future of GM ( GM), another heavily searched stock. On the earnings front, Xerox ( XRX) was rising more than 4% after turning a first-quarter profit but reining in guidance. Meanwhile, Microsoft ( MSFT) was a hot ticker on Stock Search the day after the company reported its quarterly revenue fell from the previous year for the first time in its 23-year history as a public company, while its profit sank 32% 3M's ( MMM) quarterly profit dropped 48% as the global economic slowdown hurt its sales in everything from health care to office supplies, prompting the company to lower its 2009 outlook again. Similarly, Honeywell's ( HON) quarterly earnings dropped 38% as the battered aviation and auto industries cut spending. Honeywell also cut its 2009 profit forecast. Financial stocks were popular searches as investors focused on the so-called stress tests, especially with regard to troubled mega-banks Citigroup ( C) and Bank of America ( BAC). American Express ( AXP) shares were up double digits after better-than-expected earnings and despite a ratings downgrade from Moody's. CIT Group ( CIT), on the other hand, was sinking more than 20% a day after its earnings. The stock was downgraded by Barclays, Keefe Bruyette and Woods, and Credit Suisse to equal weight, market perform and neutral, respectively.