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John Butters
John Butters
Senior Earnings Analyst
John’s weekly research report, Earnings Insight provides analysis and commentary on trends in corporate earnings data for the S&P 500, including revisions to estimates, year-over-year growth, performance relative to expectations, and valuations. He is a widely used source for the media and has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business News, and the Business News Network. In addition, he has been cited by numerous print and online publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The New York Times, MarketWatch, and Yahoo! Finance.
Which Trump Policy Plans Are S&P Companies Citing in Q4 Calls?
Of the 42 S&P 500 companies that have conducted fourth quarter earnings conference calls, 27 cited the term “Trump” or...
John Butters
on Jan 20, 2017
S&P 500 Could Report Earnings Growth of 6% for Q4'16
With average upside surprises growth could reach as high as 6%.
John Butters
on Jan 13, 2017
Below Average Cuts to EPS Estimates for S&P 500 Companies During Q4
As the bottom-up EPS estimate declined during the quarter, the value of the S&P 500 increased.
John Butters
on Jan 6, 2017
S&P 500 2017 Preview: Index, Sector, and Company Forecasts
Industry analysts have made a number of projections for the S&P 500 in 2017. We review them and how past predictions have fared.
John Butters
on Jan 5, 2017
Analysts Project 10% Price Hike for S&P 500 in 2017
Of the 11,414 ratings on S&P 500 companies at the end of Q4, 49% were Buy ratings, 45% were Hold, and 6% were Sell.
John Butters
on Jan 4, 2017
Few S&P 500 Companies Issued Negative Guidance for Q4 2016
However, a record number of companies in the Industrials Sector are issuing negative EPS guidance.
John Butters
on Jan 3, 2017
S&P 500 Q4 Earnings Update
A review of this week's key earning trends.
John Butters
on Dec 30, 2016
S&P 500 2016 Earnings: Energy Sector Stymies Growth
The expected earnings and revenue growth rate for the S&P 500 for 2016 and the top and bottom performing sectors, industries,...
John Butters
on Dec 27, 2016
As Holiday Shopping Ends, How Will Retailers Fare?
Which S&P 500 retailers are projected to see the highest and lowest year-over-year earnings growth for Q4?
John Butters
on Dec 23, 2016
Analysts Lifted EPS Estimates for Banks Ahead of Fed Rate Hike
Since September 30, 38 of the 63 companies in the S&P 500 Financials sector have seen a bump in their mean EPS estimates for...
John Butters
on Dec 16, 2016
Energy Improves, Industrials Sink S&P 500 Q4 Earnings Growth
The Energy sector is projected to report an earnings decline of only -0.6% for Q4, up from -1.3% at the start of the quarter.
John Butters
on Dec 9, 2016
Below Average Cuts to EPS Estimates for S&P 500 Companies for Q4
The 2% drop is smaller than the one-year, five-year, and 10-year averages.
John Butters
on Dec 2, 2016

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