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Q4 Earnings Wrap-Up

By Matt Schreiber – WBI President and Chief Investment Strategist

Recent reports show earnings have hit double-digits and overall revenues are a bit higher than expectations. Could this be the hope needed to float the markets?

Q4 2018 S&P 500 Earnings Recap

According to Bloomberg as of 2/20/19, 420 S&P 500 companies have reported earnings growth of 11% and revenue growth of 6%, which is a bit higher than analysts’ expectations. Any time we start to see double-digit earnings growth we start to feel a bit more confident in the markets. With earnings coming in a bit stronger than the experts think, perhaps we can continue the bull market run.

Q4 Earnings and Revenue by Sector
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