Corporate Earnings

Earnings Expectations on S&P 500 Wow! It seems like this quarterly went by in a flash. There’s been a lot of focus on Greece and lots of head scratching about the timeframe for rates rising. Let’s take a moment and focus on 2Q15 earnings expectations & schedule. 2Q15 earnings season is...

TRADING EARNINGS SEASON  1Q15 GAME PLAN 40% or 200 S&P 500 companies have reported.   The wide divergence between revenues and earnings remains. 70.5% of companies have reported positive earnings surprises of 4.7% (so not quite as high as last week). 44.5% of companies have reported positive revenue surprises.  59.5% reporting...

4Q14 Earnings Season Statistics - Wrap Up Statistics on the companies in the S&P 500 are understandable and easy to digest. But I miss so much of the market out there. Should I use Russell?  Maybe. We’ll see next quarter. For now, let’s finish up this quarter...

S&P 500 EARNINGS SURPRISE STATISTICS The stage was set for Earnings Season 4Q14’s gloomy guidance back in October after reporting 3Q14. So, it’s no surprise that as of February 6, 71% of the 260 S&P 500 companies reported exceeded their earnings estimates. Actual earnings beat consensus estimates by 4.2% on...

ANALYST CONSENSUS VS. COMPANY EXPECTATIONS The companies have become fond of the “expect little and they’ll be happy with anything” game for a while now. This quarter is no exception: Using guidance numbers provided by S&P 500 company, 87 analysts issued negative guidance while only 21 issued positive...

S&P500: SURPRISES VERSUS EXPECTATIONS To put an end to Earnings Season 3Q14, let's wrap it up! 93% of the stocks in the S&P 500 having reported earnings for 3Q14 – it’s time to put a cork in it According to actual earnings versus consensus earnings, 73.5% reported higher actual...

LOOKING AT EARNINGS 3Q14 RESULTS: 75% of the S&P 500 reported positive earnings 3Q14 showed an average surprise of 5.5% 1. Among the sectors showing positive earnings surprises  above the average result are: Energy               73.6%             9.5% Financials      ...

EARNINGS SEASON 3Q14 PREVIEW – EARNINGS EXPECTATIONS Earnings Season 3Q14 Preview shows earnings are forecasted to be a bit higher than long-term averages. Here are the key numbers markets will be watching. Earnings are expected to grow 4.6% Telecom sector is expected to be the strongest sector  Consumer Discretionary Spending is the only...