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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.
Energy Sector Pumping Up S&P 500 Earnings
A combination of higher oil prices and low earnings a year ago have paved the way for growth.
John Butters
on Mar 24, 2017
Earnings Update: March 17, 2017
The key earnings metrics for the week of March 17, 2017
John Butters
on Mar 17, 2017
Earnings Update: March 10, 2017
The forward 12-month P/E ratio for the S&P 500 is 17.7.
John Butters
on Mar 10, 2017
Below Average Cuts to S&P 500 Earnings Estimates for Q1
The Q1 bottom-up EPS estimate dropped by 3.1% (to $29.61 from $30.56) during January and February.
John Butters
on Mar 3, 2017
Earnings Update: February 24, 2017
Earnings overview for the week of February 20.
John Butters
on Feb 24, 2017
Highest Forward 12-Month P/E Ratio for S&P 500 Since 2004
The current forward 12-month P/E ratio of 17.6 is now above the four most recent historical averages.
John Butters
on Feb 17, 2017
Which Potential Trump Policies Have the S&P 500 Talking in Q4?
Tax policy was cited or discussed by the highest number of S&P 500 companies at 85.
John Butters
on Feb 10, 2017
Below Average Cuts to S&P 500 Earnings Estimates for Q1'17
The Q1 bottom-up EPS estimate dropped by 1.5% (to $30.10 from $30.57) in January.
John Butters
on Feb 3, 2017
Could Changes to NAFTA Impact S&P 500 Earnings?
Policy shifts on the North American Free Trade Agreement might impact the performance of companies with exposure to Canada and...
John Butters
on Feb 2, 2017
Tech Titans Pull Sector in Opposite Directions in Q4’16
Apple is expected to be the largest detractor to the sector's earnings growth, while Facebook is expected to be the largest...
John Butters
on Jan 31, 2017
Energy Sees 82% Year-Over-Year Annual Earnings Decline
Energy is set to report the second highest annual earnings decline of all sectors since 2008.
John Butters
on Jan 27, 2017
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

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