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

As of this morning, nearly 91% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings.

Here's how things stand so far:

  • Companies Exceeding EPS Estimates: 72%
  • Companies Matching EPS Estimates: 10%
  • Companies Falling Below EPS Estimates: 18%

Eastman Kodak has had the biggest percent surprise to the upside followed by Harman International Industries . In absolute dollars, Goldman Sachs still leads with a surprise of over $1.5 billion, followed by Apple with a $1.4 billion surprise.

Earnings - Best Performers (as of 4/29 AM)

Company
Symbol
Sector
Date
EPS Est.
Actual
% Chg
Starwood Hotels HOT Cons Disc 4/29/10 0.02 0.13 550%
Masco MAS Industrials 4/26/10 0.01 0.04 300%
Bank of America BAC Financials 4/16/10 0.09 0.28 211%
Yahoo! YHOO Tech 4/20/10 0.09 0.22 144%
Capital One COF Financials 4/22/10 0.59 1.40 137%
Thomson Reuters

On the downside, Pioneer Natural Resources leads the losers, reporting an -1,060% miss. In absolute dollars, Bank of America leads with its $795 million negative surprise.

Earnings - Biggest Losers (as of 4/29 AM)

Company
Symbol
Sector
Rpt Date
EPS Est.
Actual
% Chg
Prologis PLD Financials 4/22/10 0.17 0.01 -94%
Invesco IVZ Financials 4/28/10 0.26 0.21 -19%
Time Warner TWC Cons Disc 4/29/10 0.74 0.60 -19%
Robert Half RHI Industrials 4/27/10 0.06 0.05 -17%
Cinncinati Fin CINF Financials 4/28/10 0.45 0.39 -13%
Thomson Reuters

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