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December 28, 2016

S&P 500 Earnings Dashboard 16Q4 Preview

by David Aurelio.

Click here to view the dashboard in detail.

S&P 500 Aggregate Estimates and Revisions

  • Fourth quarter earnings are expected to increase 6.1% from Q3 2015. Excluding the energy sector, the earnings growth estimate improves to 6.2%.
  • Of the 19 companies in the S&P 500 that have reported earnings to date for Q4 2016, 63% have reported earnings above analyst expectations.
  • The Q4 2016 blended revenue growth estimate is 4.6%. Excluding the energy sector, the revenue growth estimate increases to 4.4%.
  • 32% of companies have reported Q4 2016 revenue above analyst expectations.
  • For Q4 2016, there have been 81 negative EPS preannouncements issued by S&P 500 corporations compared to 40 positive EPS preannouncements. By dividing 81 by 40, one arrives at an N/P ratio of 2.0 for the S&P 500 Index.
  • The forward four-quarter (4Q16 – 3Q17) P/E ratio for the S&P 500 is 17.6.

Please note: if you use our earnings data, please source I/B/E/S

S&P 500 Earnings Dashboard report provides the aggregate earnings performance relative to estimates and growth rates.  Access the full S&P 500 Earnings Scorecard report archives here.

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