The Thomson Reuters “This Week In Earnings” (pdf) report dated May 2, 2014 contains information concerning projected S&P500 earnings growth for the 1st quarter.
An excerpt from page 4 of the report:
The estimated earnings growth rate for the S&P 500 for Q1 2014 is 4.5%. The S&P 500 expects to see shareweighted earnings of $256.2B in Q1 2014, compared to share-weighted earnings of $245.6B (based on the year-ago earnings of the current 500 constituents) in Q1 2013.
Eight of the ten sectors in the index expect to see an improvement in earnings relative to Q1 2013. The Utilities and Telecommunication Services sectors have the highest earnings growth rates for the quarter, while the Energy sector has the weakest anticipated growth compared to Q1 2013.
The report also contains a table (Exhibit 5A) that shows projected total earnings and earnings growth for both the S&P500 and by S&P500 sector.
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