- S&P 500 Index earnings are tracking to a mid-teens year-over-year decline amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has shut down a significant portion of global economic activity.
- Many companies have pulled their guidance due to the unprecedented uncertainty, though consensus estimates for the next four quarters have been cut by 13% in April.
Source: LPL Financial Research, FactSet 04/24/2020
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