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

As of this morning, about 10% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings.

Here's how things stand so far:

  • Companies Exceeding EPS Estimates: 9%
  • Companies Matching EPS Estimates: 1%
  • Companies Falling Below EPS Estimates: 1%

Bank of America had the biggest percent surprise to the upside followed by Micron Technology . In absolute dollars, Bank of America also leads the list with a surprise of nearly $4 billion, followed by JPMorgan with a $1.7 billion gain.

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, Charles Schwab had the largest percent drop, reporting a -9% miss. In absolute dollars, General Electric , the parent company of NBC/CNBC, leads with its $496 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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