- S&P 500 Index earnings for the third quarter are tracking to an 18% year-over-year decline, a big improvement from the more than 30% decline in Q2, and 3 percentage points above September 30 estimates.
- Forward 12 months’ estimates have already risen 0.7% since October 1, an indication that the impressive postrecession earnings recovery may be poised to continue through year-end and into 2021.
Source: LPL Financial Research, FactSet 10/16/2020
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