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Source: Standard and Poors

 

Standard & Poor (whom I frequently criticize as awful when it comes to ratings) does excellent work when it comes to assembling data on earnings for their flagship index, the S&P500.

Their S&P 500 earnings and estimate report is quite excellent. You can download a spreadsheet from their site (go here, than click “Download Index Data“). In addition to the entire earnings universe, it breaks down the SPX by Sector, Quarterly data, Actual operating, as reported and sales are from S&P Compustat.

The two charts below show an ominous turn down in Operating earnings:

 


Source: Standard and Poors

Category: Data Analysis, Earnings

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2 Responses to “Q3/Q4 Earnings Beats & Misses S&P500”

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  2. rsinnott says:

    historically, earnings are almost always over-estimated (for various reasons, some benign, some otherwise). What might be interesting is to see to what degree the current reduction in forecast earnings is outside normal historical experience.