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Sheraz Mian is the Director of Research at Zacks, in which capacity he leads the 60 analyst equity research team covering over 1,000 stocks, including the entire S&P 500.

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EC Q2 2019 Earnings Season Preview
The Q2 earnings season will really get underway with the mid-July quarterly reports from the big banks but the reporting cycle has gotten underway already, with another 12 S&P index members to report results this week.
EC Looking Ahead To The Q2 2019 Earnings Season
For the June quarter, the expectation currently is that earnings for the S&P 500 index will decline by -3.1% from the same period last year on +4.3% higher revenues.
Earnings Trends Highlights: Amazon And McDonald's
We now have Q1 results from 38 of the 39 retailers in S&P 500 companies. Total earnings for 38 retailers are up +12.2% from the same period last year on +7.9% higher revenues with 73.7% beating EPS estimates and 52.6% beating revenue estimates.
EC Q1 Retail Sector Scorecard
We now have Q1 results from 33 of 39 retailers in the S&P 500 companies. Total earnings for these retailers are up +13.2% from the same period last year on +8.1% higher revenues, with 75.8% beating EPS estimates and 51.5% beating revenue estimates.
Retail Sector Fails To Impress
With results from 71.8% of the Retail sector stocks in the S&P 500 out, total earnings and revenues for retail are up +13.7% and +8.3% respectively, with 75% beating EPS estimates and 53.6% beating revenue estimates, a mixed showing from retail.
EC Previewing Department Store Stock Q1 Earnings
The earnings focus has been on the Retail sector and next week’s reporting docket keeps the spotlight firmly on the space. So far, Wal-Mart's and Macy’s reports were generally positive.
EC What Is Weighing On Macy's (M) And Other Department Store Stocks?
The earnings focus shifts to the Retail sector this week as traditional brick-and-mortar retailers come out with their quarterly results. Plus, a look at earnings season so far.
EC Three Takeaways From The Q1 Earnings Season
With results from more than 77% of S&P 500 members already out and another 60 on deck to report this week, the bulk of the reporting cycle is now behind us. Here are the three trends that are clearly visible this earnings season.
EC Positive EPS Beats 2nd Highest In 5 Years
Of the 230 S&P members that reported Q1 results through April 26, 79.1% have beaten EPS estimates and 58.7% have beaten revenue estimates.
EC 3 Trends Emerging From The Q1 Earnings Season
We get into the heart of the Q1 earnings season this week with almost 550 companies reporting quarterly numbers, including 144 S&P 500 members.
EC Earnings Optimism Following Bank Results
The positive results from JPM and WFC have raised hopes that the March-quarter earnings results may not be as bad as many were expecting– even if bank results don’t offer a lot of readthroughs to the broader economy.
EC Previewing Bank Earnings
JPMorgan and Wells Fargo kick off the Q1 earnings season for the group on Friday, with a host of industry players following suit the following week. In all, we will get Q4 results from more than 20 companies this week, including 6 S&P 500 members.
EC Earnings Recession Fears Are Exaggerated
With earnings growth expectations for the first quarter of 2019 already in negative territory and estimates for 2019 Q2 moving in that direction as well, there is growing talk of an impending earnings recession.
EC Soft Start To Q1 2019 Earnings Season
The 11 S&P 500 members that have reported Q1 results are too small a number from which to draw any meaningful conclusions. That said, Q1 growth for these 11 index members is tracking notably below what we had seen in the recent past.
EC Q1 Earnings Season Gets Underway
The expectation is that earnings will actually decline in Q1, after many quarters of very strong growth. If so, it will be the first earnings decline since the second quarter of 2016.
EC Previewing Department Store Stock Earnings
The earnings focus lately has been on the Retail sector and this week’s reporting docket keeps the spotlight firmly on the space.
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