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

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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.

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

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