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

As of earlier today, over 70% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings.

Here's how things stand so far:

  • Companies Exceeding EPS Estimates: 76%
  • Companies Matching EPS Estimates: 7%
  • Companies Falling Below EPS Estimates: 17%

Keycorp has had the biggest percent surprise to the upside followed by Lennar . In absolute dollars, Bank of America leads with a surprise of over $1.1 billion, followed by Microsoft's $606 million and Apple's $512 million surprises.

Earnings - Best Performers (As of Feb. 9)

Company
Symbol
Sector
Date
EPS Est.
Actual
%Chg
Lennar LEN CnDisc 1/11/2011 0.03 0.17 467%
SunTrust Banks STI Financials 1/21/2011 0.07 0.23 229%
Keycorp KEY Financials 1/25/2011 0.13 0.32 146%
Humana HUM Health 2/7/2011 0.81 1.65 104%
Monsanto MON Materials 1/6/2011 0.01 0.02 100%
Thomson Reuters

On the downside, Genworth Financial leads the losers, reporting an -76% miss. In absolute dollars, Chevron leads with its $563 million negative surprise.

Earnings - Biggest Losers (as of Feb. 9)

Company
Symbol
Sector
Rpt Date
EPS Est.
Actual
%Chg
MEMC Electronic WFR Tech 2/1/2011 0.33 0.05 -85%
Bank of America BAC Financials 1/21/2011 0.14 0.04 -71%
Citigroup C Financials 1/18/2011 0.08 0.04 -50%
Allegheny Tech. ATI Materials 1/26/2011 0.30 0.15 -50%
Micron Tech. MU Tech 12/22/2010 0.28 0.15 -46%
Thomson Reuters

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