S&P 500 Earnings Scorecard: 74% Have Met Or Exceeded Expectations To Date

So far 257 (just over one half) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings.

Here's how things stand:

Companies Exceeding Estimates: 156 or 61%

Companies Matching Estimates: 34 or 13%

Companies Falling Below Estimates: 67 or 26%

Source: Thomson Financial