S&P 500 EPS Growth vs. Price Performance

S&P 500 EPS Growth vs. Price Performance Chart showing the poor relationship between earnings growth and market performance, even in the long term. Image: BMO Capital Markets Investment Strategy Group

Median S&P 500 EPS Growth

Median S&P 500 EPS Growth The median S&P 500 stock is expected to grow earnings per share by 8% this year. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 Earnings Estimates and Forward EPS

S&P 500 Earnings Estimates and Forward EPS The U.S. stock market needs earnings growth to rise this year. EPS growth could rebound to 8%. Image: Fidelity Investments

S&P 500 Operating EPS vs. Normalized EPS

S&P 500 Operating EPS vs. Normalized EPS The gap between operating and normalized EPS is the widest since Q3 2007 (the prior market peak). Image: BofA US Equity & Quant Strategy

U.S. Corporate Profits vs. S&P 500 EPS

U.S. Corporate Profits vs. S&P 500 EPS The current divergence between large-cap profits and the rest of the economy is the widest on record. It is possible to close the gap “down” (recession) or “up” (reflation). Image: BofA Global Research

STOXX Europe 600 EPS Revisions

STOXX Europe 600 EPS Revisions This year, SXXP EPS revisions have not been worse than a typical year. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research