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Second Quarter of ’12 S&P 500 Earnings Snapshot as of Aug. 3

August 03, 2012

The following tables summarize the latest quarterly earnings for companies in the Standard & Poor’s (SPX) 500 Index.

Profit figures are based on income from continuing operations excluding some gains and losses. The share-weighted percentage changes are year-over-year comparisons. earnings surprises are based on estimates provided by Bloomberg (IBM:US).

S&P 500 Universe:
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                               Number of  Share-Weighted
                               Companies  % Change

Total reported Q2/12:            407@       -0.3%
Higher EPS                       272        15.6%
Lower EPS                        128       -26.6%
Unchanged                          7         0.0%

S&P 500 Universe:
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                               Number of  Share-Weighted
                               Companies  % Change

Total reported Ex-Financial:     332        -1.3%

Comparable Q2/11:                419        19.0%
End of Q2/11:                    499        16.2%
End of Q1/12:                    500         6.2%

S&P 500 Index EPS with 407/500 companies reported:     $26.05
                  *Net income (as reported) EPS:       $23.63

Earnings Surprises^:
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                                    Q2/12              Q2/11
Positive Surprises:            275/405 = 67.9%      354/498 =71.1%
0% Surprises:                   44/405 = 10.9%       45/498 = 9.0%
Negative Surprises:             86/405 = 21.2%       99/498 =19.9%

Sector Summary:
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                                          Share-
                                Reported Weighted Earnings Surprises Sector
                                 /Total   %Change (+)  same  (-)      EPS

Consumer Discretionary:          52 /81    -2.7%   34    4     14    $2.26
Consumer Staples:                27 /41    -0.9%   20    3     4     $2.36
Energy:                          42 /44   -15.1%   25    4     13    $3.33
Financials:                      75 /81    4.4%    46    7     22    $4.61
Health Care:                     45 /52    0.9%    35    3     7     $3.30
Industrials:                     54 /61    8.2%    42    7     5     $2.86
Information Tech:                55 /70    8.0%    37    9     9     $5.02
Materials:                       27 /30   -18.9%   15    4     8     $0.92
Telecom Svcs:                     6 /8     3.3%    4     1     1     $0.56
Utilities:                       24 /32    2.4%    17    2     5     $0.84

Total Reported:                 407 /500   -0.3%  275    47    83   $26.05

Total Reported
   Ex-Financial:                332 /419   -1.3%  229    40    61
Industry Summary:
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                                          Share-
                                Reported Weighted  Earnings Surprises
                                 /Total   %Change    (+)  same   (-)
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY:
  Automobiles & Components        5 /5    -23.3%      3     0     2
  Consumer Durables & Apparel    11 /14    19.8%      8     1     2
  Consumer Services              12 /14    -2.1%      5     2     5
  Media                          13 /16    4.8%      11     0     1
  Retailing                      11 /32    -8.9%      7     1     3

CONSUMER STAPLES:
  Food & Staples Retailing        4 /8     0.2%       3     1     0
  Food Beverage & Tobacco        18 /27    -0.4%     14     1     3
  Household & Personal Products   5 /6     -2.5%      3     1     1

FINANCIALS:
  Banks                          15 /15    13.1%     13     0     2
  Diversified Financials         26 /27   -14.9%     17     2     7
  Insurance                      19 /22    54.1%      9     3     7
Industry Summary:
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                                          Share-
                                Reported  Weighted  Earnings Surprises
                                 /Total   %Change    (+)  same   (-)
FINANCIALS:
  Real Estate                    14 /17    20.2%      7     3     4

HEALTH CARE:
  Health Care Equipment & Srvs.  25 /30    8.6%      18     2     5
  Pharma., Biotech. & Life Sci.  20 /22    -2.0%     17     1     2

INDUSTRIALS:
  Capital Goods                  36 /41    7.1%      28     4     4
  Commercial & Professional Ser  10 /11    3.4%       8     2     0
  Transportation                  8 /9     14.6%      6     1     1

INFORMATION TECH:
  Semiconductors                 14 /17   -14.6%      9     1     4
  Software & Services            25 /31    9.5%      20     3     2
  Technology Hardware & Equip.   16 /22    15.3%      8     5     3
Industry Summary:
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                                          Share-
                                Reported  Weighted  Earnings Surprises
                                 /Total   %Change    (+)  same   (-)

ENERGY:                          42 /44   -15.1%     25     5    12

MATERIALS:                       27 /30   -18.9%     15     5     7

TELECOM SVCS:                     6 /8     3.3%       4     1     1

UTILITIES:                       24 /32    2.4%      17     2     5

TOTAL REPORTED
   UNIVERSE:                    407 /500   -0.3%    275    47    83

S&P 500 Year-Over-Year Estimates
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Q2/12 Earnings Estimated Growth: -0.5%;  Ex-Financial: -1.3%
Q3/12 Earnings Estimated Growth: -1.5%;  Ex-Financial: -4.9%
S&P 500 Year-Over-Year Estimates
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Q4/12 Earnings Estimated Growth: 10.5%;  Ex-Financial: 7.3%
Q1/13 Earnings Estimated Growth:  4.5%;  Ex-Financial: 6.1%

@-- The number of companies reported is based on earnings announced for the period of May 16 to Aug. 15, and includes companies in the index as of June 29 (the last day of the quarter).

NM -- The calculations of percentage changes between profit and loss and vice versa are not meaningful, hence not calculated.

To contact the reporter on this story: Wendy Soong in New York at csoong@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alex Tanzi at at atanzi@bloomberg.net


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