The Thomson Reuters “This Week In Earnings” (pdf) report dated August 18, 2017 contains information concerning projected S&P500 earnings growth for the 2nd quarter.
An excerpt from page 3 of the report:
The estimated earnings growth rate for the S&P 500 for Q2 2017 is 12.1%. If the Energy sector is excluded, the growth rate declines to 9.4%. The S&P 500 expects to see share-weighted earnings of $277.4B in Q2 2017, compared to share-weighted earnings of $247.6B (based on the year-ago earnings of the current 505 constituents) in Q2 2016.
Eleven of the eleven sectors in the index expect to see an improvement in earnings relative to Q2 2016. The Energy and Information Technology sectors have the highest earnings growth rates for the quarter, while the Consumer Discretionary sector has the weakest anticipated growth compared to Q2 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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