The Thomson Reuters “This Week In Earnings” (pdf) report dated January 9, 2015 contains information concerning projected S&P500 earnings growth for the 4th quarter.
An excerpt from page 3 of the report:
The estimated earnings growth rate for the S&P 500 for Q4 2014 is 4.0%. The S&P 500 expects to see shareweighted earnings of $273.2B in Q4 2014, compared to share-weighted earnings of $262.7B (based on the year-ago earnings of the current 500 constituents) in Q4 2013.
Seven of the ten sectors in the index expect to see an improvement in earnings relative to Q4 2013. The Health Care and Telecommunication Services sectors have the highest earnings growth rates for the quarter, while the Energy sector has the weakest anticipated growth compared to Q4 2013.
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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