The Thomson Reuters “This Week In Earnings” (pdf) report dated October 21, 2016 contains information concerning projected S&P500 earnings growth for the 3rd quarter.
An excerpt from page 5 of the report:
The estimated earnings growth rate for the S&P 500 for Q3 2016 is 1.1%. The S&P 500 expects to see shareweighted earnings of $260.4B in Q3 2016, compared to share-weighted earnings of $257.5B (based on the year-ago earnings of the current 505 constituents) in Q3 2015.
Eight of the eleven sectors in the index expect to see an improvement in earnings relative to Q3 2015. The Financials and Information Technology sectors have the highest earnings growth rates for the quarter, while the Energy sector has the weakest anticipated growth compared to Q3 2015.
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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