The Refinitiv “This Week In Earnings” (pdf) report dated February 1, 2019 contains information concerning projected S&P500 earnings growth for the 1st quarter.
An excerpt from page 5 of the report:
The estimated earnings growth rate for the S&P 500 for 19Q1 is 0.7%. If the energy sector is excluded, the growth rate improves to 1.3%. The S&P 500 expects to see share-weighted earnings of $320.4B in 19Q1, compared to share-weighted earnings of $318.3B (based on the year-ago earnings of the current 505 constituents) in 18Q1.
Six of the 11 sectors in the index expect to see an improvement in earnings relative to 18Q1. The health care and industrials sectors have the highest earnings growth rates for the quarter, while the energy sector has the weakest anticipated growth compared to 18Q1.
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 for Q1 2019.
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