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Third Quarter of ’11 S&P 500 Earnings Snapshot as of Nov. 3

Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) -- The following tables summarize the latest quarterly earnings for companies in the Standard & Poor’s 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.

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

Total reported Q3/11:            415@       18.0%
Higher EPS                       316        27.1%
Lower EPS                         87       -31.5%
Unchanged                         12         0.0%

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

Total reported Ex-Financial:     341        20.0%

Comparable Q3/10:                419        33.0%
End of Q3/10:                    500        30.8%
End of Q2/11:                    499        16.2%

S&P 500 Index EPS with 415/500 companies reported:     $25.17
                    *Net income (as reported) EPS:     $23.59

Earnings Surprises:
==========================================================================
                                    Q3/11              Q3/10
Positive Surprises:            288/415 =  69.4%     353/499 =70.7%
0% Surprises:                   38/415 =   9.2%      51/499 =10.2%
Negative Surprises:             89/415 =  21.4%      95/499 =19.0%

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

Consumer Discretionary:          49 /77    15.3%   30    4     15    $2.16
Consumer Staples:                32 /42    8.2%    20    4     8     $2.37
Energy:                          39 /42    61.8%   26    3     10    $4.01
Financials:                      74 /81    9.0%    46    6     22    $3.71
Health Care:                     44 /52    6.5%    36    2     6     $3.25
Industrials:                     53 /60    16.1%   40    7     6     $2.53
Information Tech:                61 /74    14.6%   45    8     8     $4.59
Materials:                       30 /31    30.3%   21    1     8     $0.82
Telecom Svcs:                     7 /8     19.9%   2     2     3     $0.58
Utilities:                       26 /33    5.5%    22    1     3     $1.14

Total Reported:                 415 /500   18.0%  288    38    89   $25.17

Total Reported
   Ex-Financial:                341 /419   20.0%  242    32    67
Industry Summary:
==========================================================================
                                          Share-
                                Reported  Weighted  Earnings Surprises
                                 /Total   %Change    (+)  same   (-)
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY:
  Automobiles & Components        4 /4     11.7%      3     0     1
  Consumer Durables & Apparel    11 /13   143.5%      5     2     4
  Consumer Services              11 /14    8.8%       8     1     2
  Media                          12 /16    8.3%       6     1     5
  Retailing                      11 /30    -7.2%      8     0     3

CONSUMER STAPLES:
  Food & Staples Retailing        6 /9     8.6%       5     0     1
  Food Beverage & Tobacco        20 /27    10.9%     12     2     6
  Household & Personal Products   6 /6     1.5%       3     2     1

FINANCIALS:
  Banks                          15 /15    31.2%     10     2     3
  Diversified Financials         27 /28    14.9%     19     1     7
  Insurance                      19 /22   -28.1%      9     0    10
Industry Summary:
==========================================================================
                                          Share-
                                Reported  Weighted  Earnings Surprises
                                 /Total   %Change    (+)  same   (-)
FINANCIALS:
  Real Estate                    13 /16    50.6%      8     3     2

HEALTH CARE:
  Health Care Equipment & Srvs.  26 /31    5.4%      21     0     5
  Pharma., Biotech. & Life Sci.  18 /21    6.9%      15     2     1

INDUSTRIALS:
  Capital Goods                  33 /40    17.1%     24     4     5
  Commercial & Professional Ser  11 /11    11.9%      9     1     1
  Transportation                  9 /9     13.5%      7     2     0

INFORMATION TECH:
  Semiconductors                 14 /18    -7.8%      8     1     5
  Software & Services            28 /33    13.8%     22     5     1
  Technology Hardware & Equip.   19 /23    31.3%     15     2     2
Industry Summary:
==========================================================================
                                          Share-
                                Reported  Weighted  Earnings Surprises
                                 /Total   %Change    (+)  same   (-)

ENERGY:                          39 /42    61.8%     26     3    10

MATERIALS:                       30 /31    30.3%     21     1     8

TELECOM SVCS:                     7 /8     19.9%      2     2     3

UTILITIES:                       26 /33    5.5%      22     1     3

TOTAL REPORTED
   UNIVERSE:                    415 /500   18.0%    288    38    89

S&P 500 Year-Over-Year Estimates
==========================================================================
Q3/11 Earnings Estimated Growth: 15.2%;  Ex-Financial: 16.6%
Q4/11 Earnings Estimated Growth:  8.8%;  Ex-Financial:  7.8%
S&P 500 Year-Over-Year Estimates
==========================================================================
Q1/12 Earnings Estimated Growth: 5.8%;  Ex-Financial: 5.9%
Q2/12 Earnings Estimated Growth: 5.8%;  Ex-Financial: 4.4%

@-- The number of companies reported is based on earnings announced for the period of Aug. 16 to Nov. 15, and includes companies in the index as of September 30 (the last day of the quarter). The number will be different than what is found on the EA <GO> earnings function, which uses the earnings announcement date for its data selection.

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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