Closed-End Fund Market Commentaries
Jan 17, 2017
Click here to access A Snapshot Of The S&P 500 Index Earnings Beat Rate
View from the Observation Deck
1. As we head into corporate earnings season featuring Q4’16 results, we thought it would be a good time to review the percentage of S&P 500 Index companies that top their earnings estimates on a quarterly basis.The index currently has 505 constituents.
2. From Q4'12 through Q3'16 (16 quarters),the average quarterly earnings beat rate for the 500 companies that comprise the index was 69.2%, matching the results posted a year ago in Q4’15.