Earnings scorecard: Upside surprises lift stocks

The latest slew of third-quarter earnings reports gave stocks a lift Wednesday, and well that they should. Yahoo (YHOO) said its profit more than tripled, white-shoe financial giant Morgan Stanley (MS) swung to the black for the first time in a year and Wells Fargo (WFC) blew past Street estimates. Sure, Dow component Boeing (BA) crashed and burned, but it's a wonder why anyone would be surprised. Oh, well.

To help investors keep their eyes on the prize of earnings, revenue and outlooks, here's a recap of some of the biggest names reporting in time for today's trading session: