Wells Fargo ( WFC) is expected by Wall Street to report fourth-quarter earnings Friday of 88 cents a share on revenue of $21.29 billion. Wells Fargo is the first of the major U.S. banks to report earnings. Buy-Rated Big-Bank Stocks to Trade Pre-Earnings
Chevron ( CVX) said Thursday that fourth-quarter earnings would be "notably higher" than third-quarter profit, getting a lift from bigger gains on asset sales and more oil and gas production. Chevron, the nation's second-biggest oil company, earned $5.25 billion, or $2.69 a share, in the third quarter. Chevron is expected by analysts to report earnings of $3.03 a share in the fourth quarter. It reports earnings on Feb. 1.
Apple's ( AAPL) Phil Schiller, the tech giant's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, reportedly nixed rumors swirling about a cheaper iPhone in an interview with The Shanghai Evening News. In a translation obtained by The Next Web, Schiller spoke about the speculation of a cheaper iPhone, saying this will "never be the future of Apple products." Schiller, instead, reiterated the company's commitment to building premium products. Apple Nixes Cheap iPhone Chatter: Report
Boeing's ( BA) 787 Dreamliner jet suffered a cracked cockpit window and an oil leak on separate flights in Japan on Friday, Reuters reported. Earlier this week, an All Nippon Airways 787 flight in Japan was canceled after the crew discovered an error message related to the plane's braking system. The latest mishap brings to five the number of incidents the Dreamliner has suffered this week.
India's Infosys ( INFY) saw profits in the December quarter decline less than expected and raised its annual revenue forecast to $7.5 billion from $7.3 billion.
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