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A Very Bullish Earnings Scorecard (4Q 2017) - earnings

Let’s dig into Q417 Earnings Season update data: 

  • S&P 500: 133 companies have reported aggregate year-over-year EPS growth of +10.9%
  • NASDAQ 100: 25 companies have reported aggregate year-over-year EPS growth of +34.1%
  • Russell 2000: 259 companies have reported aggregate year-over-year EPS growth of +21.7%
  • Sales growth trends may be the ultimate, pure-play growth accelerating indicator. Running at +8.0% Y/Y, aggregate sales growth for the S&P 500 has so far beat estimates by 1.2%.

Our call on U.S. #GrowthAccelerating remains firmly intact.

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A Very Bullish Earnings Scorecard (4Q 2017) - market edges