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Q3/Q4 Earnings Beats & Misses S&P500

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On November 13, 2012 @ 12:10 pm In Data Analysis,Earnings | Comments Disabled

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Source: Standard and Poors [2]


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 [3], 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 [2]

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[2] Standard and Poors: http://www.standardandpoors.com/indices/sp-500/en/us/?indexId=spusa-500-usduf--p-us-l--&ffFix=yes

[3] here: http://www.standardandpoors.com/indices/sp-500/en/us/?indexId=spusa-500-usduf--p-us-l--

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