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Takeaway: A total of 374 of 500 S&P 500 companies have reported Q1 results with aggregate sales and earnings growth down -2.7% and -8.8% respectively.

Earnings Season: U-G-L-Y (You Ain't Got No Alibi, You Ugly) - earnings cartoon 01.27.2015

It's been an ugly earnings season.

Some important callouts this morning:

  • A grand total of 374 of 500 S&P 500 companies have reported Q1 2016 results, with aggregate sales and earnings growth down -2.7% and -8.8% respectively;
  • So far... 7 of 10 sectors have reported negative earnings growth;
  • Earnings growth for our favorite sector short call, Financials (XLF), are down -13.8% with sales -4.0%;
  • Energy (XLE) earnings growth crushed, down -99.5%, with -30.7% sales growth;

Here's what it looks like right now.

Earnings Season: U-G-L-Y (You Ain't Got No Alibi, You Ugly) - earnings 5 5