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Lookout Report: S&P 500 Corporations Are Reporting Solid Second-Quarter Earnings Growth; Earnings Per Share Reach Record Of $25 Jul 11 Product Image

Lookout Report: S&P 500 Corporations Are Reporting Solid Second-Quarter Earnings Growth; Earnings Per Share Reach Record Of $25 Jul 11

  • ID: 1924588
  • July 2011
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Apple Inc.
  • Equity Residential
  • Linear Technology Corp.
  • M&T Bank Corp.
  • Moody's Corp.
  • Morgan Stanley
  • MORE

Abstract
At the start of 2011, the Valuation and Risk Strategies (VRS) research team referred to the recently reported record-setting $380.9 billion in December retail sales as evidence that "a large portion of the U.S. economy has now normalized and put the 2008 credit crisis behind it" (see "Market Intellect: Market Pulse: The Stalwart U.S. Consumer Returns," published Jan. 19, 2011, on RatingsDirect, on the Global Credit Portal). Six months later, we are now witnessing yet another historic milepost of the recovery. Second-quarter 2011 S&P 500 corporate earnings are currently tracking at $25.12 per share (17.6% growth), representing a new record for quarterly earnings that eclipses the prior high-water mark of $24.17 recorded in the second quarter of 2007, according to...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Teradyne Inc.
- Western Digital Corp.
- Morgan Stanley
- Apple Inc.
- M&T Bank Corp.
- Lexmark International Inc.
- Equity Residential
- Discover Financial Services Inc.
- Linear Technology Corp.
- Moody's Corp.

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- Teradyne Inc.
- Western Digital Corp.
- Morgan Stanley
- Apple Inc.
- M&T Bank Corp.
- Lexmark International Inc.
- Equity Residential
- Discover Financial Services Inc.
- Linear Technology Corp.
- Moody's Corp.

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