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FX and Wages Cited as Top Negative Impacts by S&P 500 Companies on Q1 Earnings Calls

By John Butters, Apr 12, 2019

While most S&P 500 companies will report earnings results for Q1 2019 over the next few weeks, about 5% of the companies in the index (25 companies) had reported earnings results for the first quarter through yesterday. Given the expectations for a year-over-year decline in earnings for Q1 (and for Q2), have these companies discussed specific factors that had a negative impact on earnings or revenues in the first quarter (or are expected to have a negative impact in future quarters) during their earnings conference calls?