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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.
Second Highest Number of S&P 500 Companies Issuing Positive EPS Guidance for Q2 Since 2006
The number of companies issuing negative EPS is below the five-year average, while the number of companies issuing positive EPS... Read More
John Butters
on Jul 13, 2018
Industry Analysts Project 13% Price Increase for S&P 500 Over the Next Year
Based on the difference between the bottom-up target price and the closing price for the S&P 500 as of July 5, industry... Read More
John Butters
on Jul 9, 2018
S&P 500 Likely to Report Earnings Growth Above 20% for Second Straight Quarter
The S&P 500 is likely to report earnings growth above 20% for Q2. This would mark the second consecutive quarter of earnings... Read More
John Butters
on Jul 6, 2018
Second Largest Increase in S&P 500 EPS Estimate Since 2010 for Q2'18
During the past 15 years, (60 quarters), the bottom-up EPS estimate has recorded an average decline of 3.9% during a quarter. Read More
John Butters
on Jun 29, 2018
How Have Analysts Performed Relative to Their Stock Ratings?
To analyze the performance, we divided the stocks that were in the S&P 500 on June 30, 2017 into five equal-sized groups. Read More
John Butters
on Jun 18, 2018
Where Are Analysts Most Optimistic on Ratings for the S&P 500 for Q2?
At the sector level, analysts are most optimistic on the Information Technology (59%), Health Care (59%), and Energy (59%)... Read More
John Butters
on Jun 15, 2018
[Video] Q1 2018 Earnings Season: Key Takeaways
John Butters, Senior Earnings Analyst at FactSet, discusses three key takeaways from the first quarter earnings season for the... Read More
John Butters
on Jun 11, 2018
Will S&P 500 Companies With Higher Global Exposure See Lower Earnings Growth in Q2?
S&P 500 companies with higher global revenue exposure are expected to outperform S&P 500 companies with lower global revenue... Read More
John Butters
on Jun 8, 2018
Q2 Sees Second Largest Increase in S&P 500 EPS Estimate Since 2011
During the past 15 years, the bottom-up EPS estimate has recorded an average decline of 2.9% during the first two months of a... Read More
John Butters
on Jun 1, 2018
Market Did Not Reward S&P 500 Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises Again in Q1
In the first quarter, the price reaction for companies in the S&P 500 that reported positive earnings surprises was below the... Read More
John Butters
on May 25, 2018
Earnings Insight: Q1'18 by the Numbers [Infographic]
A look at the numbers that defined the S&P 500 in the first quarter of 2018. Read More
John Butters
on May 24, 2018

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