Dell CEO Michael Dell's conference call comments have been added to this story.
- PC maker Dell (DELL) reported adjusted earnings per share of 54 cents on sales of $15.66 billion for its fiscal second quarter.
- Analysts expected adjusted EPS of 49 cents on sales of $15.76 billion, compared to the 32 cents EPS on revenue of $15.5 billion reported in the year-ago period.
- Dell, whose shares are up 17% for the year on strength in its enterprise and small business sales, saw its stock close up 1.94% Wednesday at $15.80. Shares were down over 7% at one point in the after-hours session.