Apple reported $10.7 billion in profit, despite lower-than-expected numbers for its revenue and iPhone shipments.
General Motors profit rose to $1.1 billion from $200 million a year ago, driven by North American truck sales and continued strength in China.
Starbucks profit jumped 22 percent, to $626.7 million, as new drinks like the Flat White and food such as breakfast sandwiches and bistro boxes helped heat up sales in its dominant Americas region.
Amazon reported profit of $92 million that took Wall Street by surprise and sent its stock soaring. Helped by its cloud computing business, the e-commerce giant also saw revenue grow 20 percent to $23.2 billion.
Yahoo reported a loss of $21.6 million in profit, beating Wall Street’s low expectations, in part because it spent more than $200 million to drive traffic to its Web sites in the quarter ended June 30.
Microsoft booked an $8.4 billion charge in the fourth quarter, writing off the Nokia phone business it bought just over a year ago. The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant posted a net loss of $3.20 billion, reversing a profit of $4.61 billion a year ago.