Barron's: "Earnings Are Growing for the First Time During the Pandemic. What That Means for Investors."

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Barron's: "Earnings Are Growing for the First Time During the Pandemic. What That Means for Investors."

Excerpt from Barron’s quoting DataTrek:

…. “Companies representing roughly three quarters of the S&P 500’s market capitalization have reported fourth-quarter earnings, according to Credit Suisse data. Combining actual results and analyst’s increases to their calls for profits of companies that haven’t yet reported, aggregate earnings per share for the index could rise 1.7% year over year, according to DataTrek

… Wall Street expects about $42 in aggregate per-share earnings for the S&P 500 for the fourth quarter of 2020, while estimates for the current quarter are a tick below that, according to DataTrek. If earnings come in at $45 a share per quarter for 2021, the year’s result should be $180, about 2.8% higher than current estimates”….

Read the full article here on Barron’s!