By the Numbers

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

As of this morning, nearly 50% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. 

Here's how things stand so far:

  • Companies Exceeding EPS Estimates: 78%
  • Companies Matching EPS Estimates: 8%
  • Companies Falling Below EPS Estimates: 14%

At the same point last year, 35% of the companies reporting had missed EPS estimates and  56% had beaten estimates. 

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

On the downside, Alcoa leads the losers, reporting an -83% miss.  In absolute dollars, Bank of America leads with its $795 million negative surprise. 

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