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S&P 500 Earnings Leaderboard: Biggest Surprises Season to Date

Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 2:20 PM ET

So far 291 (just under 60%) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings.

Here's how things stand:

Companies Exceeding Estimates: 174 or 60%

Companies Matching Estimates: 40 or 14%

Companies Falling Below Estimates: 77 or 26%

So far it is the Energy and Tech Sectors that have the biggest surprises to the upside, with Exxon Mobil delivering $982 million more than analysts expected. Valero Energy surprised with EPS that was 59% above expectations.

Earnings Leaderboard - Best Performers (as of 2/1)

Company Symbol Sector Rpt Date Est. EPS Actual EPS %Chg $M Diff
Exxon Mobil XOM Energy 2/1 1.95 2.13 9% 982
Microsoft MSFT Tech 1/24 0.46 0.5 9% 380
Pfizer PFE Health 1/23 0.47 0.52 11% 340
Valero Energy VLO Energy 1/29 0.64 1.02 59% 211
Oracle ORCL Tech 12/19 0.27 0.31 15% 209
Goldman Sachs GS Fin Svcs 12/18 6.61 7.01 6% 181
IBM IBM Tech 1/17 2.68 2.8 4% 170
ConocoPhillips COP Energy 1/23 2.38 2.48 4% 161
Merck MRK Health 1/30 0.74 0.8 8% 131
Apple AAPL Tech 1/22 1.62 1.76 9% 126
Thomson Financial

On the downside the banks and homebuilders lead the losers with Merril Lynch missing by $6.3 billion more than analysts expected.

Earnings Leaderboard - Worst Performers (as of 2/1)

Company Symbol Sector Rpt Date Est. EPS Actual EPS $M Diff
Merrill Lynch MER Fin Svcs 1/17 -4.93 -12.57 -6303
Citigroup C Fin Svcs 1/15 -1.03 -1.99 -4735
Morgan Stanley MS Fin Svcs 12/19 -0.39 -3.61 -3219
Lennar LEN Consumer Disc 1/24 -1.65 -7.92 -991
Centex CTX Consumer Disc 1/29 -0.78 -7.94 -879
Pulte Homes PHM Consumer Disc 1/30 -0.5 -3.54 -768
Washington Mutual WM Fin Svcs 1/17 -1.36 -2.19 -710
KB Home KBH Consumer Disc 1/8 -1.08 -9.99 -689
Bear Stearns BSC Fin Svcs 12/20 -1.79 -6.9 -650
Bank of America BAC Fin Svcs 1/22 0.18 0.05 -581
Thomson Financial

Source:Thomson Financial

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