Standard & Poors S&P500 Earnings Estimates For 2011 & 2012

As many are aware, Standard & Poors publishes earnings estimates for the S&P500.  My previous post concerning their estimates can be found at the September 17 and May 30 posts) Currently, their estimates for 2011 add to the following: -From a “bottom up” perspective, operating earnings of $94.79/share -From a “top down” perspective, operating earnings …

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S&P500 Price Targets & Projected Earnings 2011 & 2012

Today’s Barron’s has a cover story titled “Outlook 2011.” Among the average forecasts of the 10 respondents (strategists and investment managers) was the following: A year-end 2011 S&P500 target of 1373.25 $92.90 S&P500 EPS for 2011 $100.83  S&P500 EPS for 2012 (an average from 6 respondents) 3.2% GDP growth for 2011 In a separate story …

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Stock Market Projected Earnings 2011

In the October 11-October 17 2010 issue of Bloomberg BusinessWeek, it had an article titled “The Corporate Profit Engine May Be Slowing.” The article contains a variety of information concerning earnings.  An excerpt: “For the first time in more than a year, Wall Street analysts cut their forecasts for Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index earnings …

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S&P500 Earnings Forecasts For 2010 And 2011

As many are aware, Standard & Poors publishes earnings estimates on a quarterly basis.  My previous post concerning their estimates can be found at this May 30 post) Currently, their estimates for 2010 add to the following: -From a “bottom up” perspective, operating earnings of $82.87/share -From a “top down” perspective, operating earnings of $78.29/share …

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S&P500 Earnings Forecasts & Forecast Accuracy

On June 1 The Wall Street Journal had an article titled “Analysts Cheer For Recovery.” From the article:  “Current estimates put the S&P 500 on track for earnings per share of $85.26 this year, according to Thomson Reuters, a return to 2007 levels. Analysts’ $96.61 forecast for 2011 earnings would mark a record that surpasses …

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S&P500 Earnings Estimates For 2010 & 2011

As many are aware, Standard & Poors publishes earnings estimates on a quarterly basis. Currently, their estimates for 2010 add to the following: -From a “bottom up” perspective, operating earnings of $81.72/share -From a “top down” perspective, operating earnings of $71.32/share -From a “top down” perspective, “as reported” earnings of $64.84/share Currently, their estimates for …

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2010 S&P500 Earnings Projections

Tommorrow’s Barron’s cover story has forecasts provided by 12 strategists and investment managers.   I would like to highlight their S&P500 earnings forecasts for 2010.  As seen on page 28, the average of the 12 stated forecasts is $75.75. From what I have seen, this $75 level is very common among forecasters, and as such seems like the predominant forecast for …

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