As of earlier today, over 68% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings.
Here's how things stand so far:
- Companies Exceeding EPS Estimates: 72%
- Companies Matching EPS Estimates: 9%
- Companies Falling Below EPS Estimates: 18%
Lennar had the biggest percent surprise to the upside followed by SunTrust Banks. In absolute dollars, Exxon Mobil leads with a surprise of over $1.1 billion, followed by Apple's $936 million and Microsoft's $770 million surprises.