Companies whose stocks are in the Barron’s 400 Index again are expected to report bigger second-quarter gains in earnings per share and revenue than those in the S&P 500. That’s according to the predictions of securities analysts who follow the companies for investors. The forecast margin of outperformance in per-share earnings isn’t [...]John A. Prestbo
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The Barron’s 400 Index companies are expected to post solid gains in both revenue and earnings for the second quarter, according to securities analysts’ forecasts. The sum of per-share earnings estimates for the index components ($415.99) is 6% higher than a year earlier (when more than half weren’t in the index) and 12% more than they [...]John A. Prestbo
With 37% of the Barron’s 400 Index companies reporting results for the quarter ended March 31, it’s a relief to see that a tough winter didn’t spoil solid gains for the period. The 147 companies reporting through April 24 surpassed analysts’ per-share earnings forecasts by a median 2.57%. That’s nice, but it is more impressive that [...]John A. Prestbo
No sooner do we wrap up one quarter’s reports on Barron’s 400 Index companies’ earnings and revenue than we must begin another. This time around it is the fourth fiscal quarter of 2013 that has our attention. Prepare for modest. The current estimates call for only smallish increases in per-share earnings and revenues. Of course, we have [...]John A. Prestbo