Declining Q1 Earnings Estimates

This chart comes courtesy of Standard & Poor’s. It shows Wall Street’s evolving estimate for Q1 earnings.

In late-July, Wall Street was expecting Q1 earnings of $26.43. That’s now down to $23.86. That would be an increase of just 5.76% from the first quarter of 2011.

The almost-final numbers for Q4 show earnings of $23.76 which is an increase of 8.34% over Q4 from 2010. Q4 earnings were 6.05% below those from Q3.

Posted by on February 27th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

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