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May 02 2024

Sales Beats Continue To Underwhelm

  • May 2, 2024

Q1 bottom-up S&P 500 operating EPS estimates jumped a little over a dollar to $55.36 after the first month of reporting. This halted the usual “slow-erosion” pattern that shaved $3 off the quarter’s estimate since last summer (Chart 1). The three forward quarters of 2024 also experienced a bump in estimates. S&P 500 full-year EPS projections now sit at $242. That would be a 13% YOY gain from 2023’s results.


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Phil Segner / Sr. Research Analyst & Co-Portfolio Manager