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This strong earnings season is giving Goldman Sachs more conviction that companies can recover from the coronavirus recession faster and stronger than expected.
The Wall Street firm hiked its 2020 S&P 500 earnings estimate to $130 per share from $115 per share. Goldman's new estimate implies about a 20% decline in growth for earnings compared to last year.
"Earnings season is coming to a close and S&P 500 results cleared an extremely low bar," Goldman Sachs chief economist David Kostin told clients.