The Thomson Reuters “This Week In Earnings” (pdf) report dated April 21, 2017 contains information concerning projected S&P500 earnings growth for the 1st quarter.
An excerpt from page 3 of the report:
The estimated earnings growth rate for the S&P 500 for Q1 2017 is 11.2%. The S&P 500 expects to see shareweighted earnings of $254.1B in Q1 2017, compared to share-weighted earnings of $228.4B (based on the year-ago earnings of the current 505 constituents) in Q1 2016.
Seven of the eleven sectors in the index expect to see an improvement in earnings relative to Q1 2016. The Energy and Financials sectors have the highest earnings growth rates for the quarter, while the Industrials sector has the weakest anticipated growth compared to Q1 2016.
The report also contains a table (Exhibit 4A) that shows projected total earnings and earnings growth for both the S&P500 and by S&P500 sector.
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