Companies and Earnings

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
Valentine’s Day Blossoms Sparkling Stock Prices
A look at two companies that have historically "felt the love" on Valentine's Day.
Dan St. George
on Feb 14, 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
The Performance Effects of Five Notable 2016 Data Breaches
How did security events, coupled with the market volatility we saw in 2016, affect stock performance?
Suzy Valdes-Rodriguez
on Jan 26, 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
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

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