Other key earnings figures, however, were less outstanding. Netflix shares fell 3% in extended trading after Wall Street's sales narrowly missed.
The Netflix share, which rose more sharply this week after announcing the price hike this week, has risen by about 50% since the end of December.
2. Tesla layoffs: Tesla has announced that it will reduce its full-time employment by 7% as the Model 3 production is expected to increase.
CEO Elon Musk told workers in a letter Tesla posted online Friday's cuts. The company will retain only the most critical contract workers and contractors, Musk said.
Must wrote in the letter that Tesla "faces massive, entrenched competitors" and that "has to work much harder than other manufacturers to survive while building affordable, sustainable products."
"I thank the departing party for everything you've done to advance our mission," he said. "I am deeply grateful for your contributions to Tesla."
3. Carlos Ghosn charged (again): Imprisoned car boss Carlos Ghosn faces a new claim to financial misconduct.
Japanese prosecutors have already accused Ghosn of abusing his position with Nissan by temporarily transferring personal losses to the company and downgrading his income by about $ 80 million between 2010 and 2018.
Ghosn has denied these allegations. He was deposed as chairman of Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors and could soon be displaced at Renault, after he had lost the support of his largest shareholder, the French state.
4. Ryanair profit warning: Europe's leading low-cost carrier has lowered its annual forecast for the second time in nearly four months, after wintertime fares have fallen much faster than expected.
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US stocks were supported by a Wall Street Journal report stating that the Trump government is debating whether tariffs on China should be raised to calm markets and encourage Beijing to make trade concessions.
A US Treasury spokesman told CNN that neither US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin nor US Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer had "given recommendations to anyone about tariffs or other negotiating issues."
"This is a continuous process with the Chinese, which is far from over," the spokesman added.
Friday - Result from Schlumberger (SLB) and SunTrust Banks (STI)