S&P 500 Level and EPS

S&P 500 Level and EPS Goldman Sachs has set a price target of 3000 by the end of 2020. S&P 500 EPS could fall to $110 this year. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 Price Return vs. 2021 EPS Revisions

S&P 500 Price Return vs. 2021 EPS Revisions This chart highlights the positive correlation between price return and 2021 earnings revisions. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 EPS Estimates for 2020 and 2021

S&P 500 EPS Estimates for 2020 and 2021 In a downside scenario, S&P 500 EPS could fall to $70 in 2020 and reach $115 in 2021. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 Year/Year EPS Growth

S&P 500 Year/Year EPS Growth Goldman Sachs maintains the 2020 S&P 500 EPS estimate of $110 and adjusts the quarterly path of earnings growth. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 Current P/E Valuation Based on 2021 EPS Scenarios

S&P 500 Current P/E Valuation Based on 2021 EPS Scenarios Goldman Sachs baseline forecast for S&P 500 earnings in 2021 is $170, and the downside forecast is $115. Today, the S&P 500 trades at 19.5x the buy-side estimate of EPS. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 LTM EPS

S&P 500 LTM EPS This chart puts into perspective the long-term (1935-2008) annual trend EPS growth rate of 6.5%. Image: Deutsche Bank Global Research

S&P 500 EPS Growth vs. Buyback Growth

S&P 500 EPS Growth vs. Buyback Growth This chart shows the historical correlation between S&P 500 EPS growth and buyback growth (R² = 0.32). Goldman Sachs expects buybacks to fall by 50% during 2020 and EPS by 33%. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research