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

As of this morning, about 56% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings.

Here's how things stand so far:

  • Companies Exceeding EPS Estimates: 36%
  • Companies Matching EPS Estimates: 6%
  • Companies Falling Below EPS Estimates: 14%

Starwood Hotels had the biggest percent surprise to the upside followed by Masco . In absolute dollars, Citigroup leads the list with a surprise of $4.3 billion, followed by Bank of America with a $1.9 billion gain. Ford Motor beat the street in earnings with $2.1 billion but had the highest miss in terms of absolute dollars for revenue, off by $2.4 billion according to data from Thomson Reuters.

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, Prologis had the largest percent drop, reporting a -94% miss.

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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