Q4-2012 S&P 500 Earnings (so far)

While earning season is still to get into full-swing with heavyweights Apple, IBM, Google and DuPont to report this week.

Here are how the earnings numbers stack up so far:

  • 57 or 11% of S&P 500 companies have reported earnings.
  • 58% have met or exceeded analyst estimates.
  • On average 3 times as many companies have warned and reduced future earnings estimates for each company that has raised earnings forecasts.