A Brief Update On Earnings Season & Sector Performance

Takeaway: As Macy's (M) & Disney (DIS) missed earnings numbers and shares implode this morning, here's a critical update on earnings season.

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A grand total of 446 of 500 S&P 500 companies have reported earnings, aggregate sales and earnings growth is down -2.4% and -8.5% respectively.


A few callouts:


  • 6 of 10 sectors have reported negative sales and earnings growth;
  • Energy leads the laggards, with sales and earnings plummeting -31.6% and -108.7% respectively;
  • Financials & Materials earnings growth is down -14.3% and -15.1% respectively;


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Meanwhile, looking at sector Performance:


  • Our Macro team's favorite long sector of 2016, Utilities (XLU), continues to outperform, 13.1%;
  • Our favorite short, Financials (XLF), is down -2.3% and is the second worst performing sector;
  • Other callouts: Healthcare (XLV) is having a rough 2016 and Energy (XLE), which had a rough start to the year, is the second best performing sector. 


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