Earnings Growth Distribution Among S&P500 Firms

The Barron’s blog post of November 26, titled “Two Percent of S&P500 Firms are Doing 88% of the Earnings Work” contains the following excerpt with regard to the lopsided earnings growth distribution among the S&P500 firms:

How’s this for income inequality: A study from Morgan Stanley shows that 10 companies are contributing 88% of the year-on-year earnings growth on the Standard & Poor’s 500 index this year; six of the 10 are financial services firms.

The post also contains further details on the distribution.

As well, a November 26 Business Insider article titled “10 Stocks Account For 88% Of S&P500 Earnings Growth” contains a chart of the data as well as projections for 2013.


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