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First Quarter of ’12 S&P 500 Earnings Snapshot as of April 24

April 24 (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 Q1/12:            153@        6.9%
Higher EPS                       105        14.4%
Lower EPS                         46       -20.3%
Unchanged                          2         0.0%

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

Total reported Ex-Financial:     119         5.6%

Comparable Q1/11:                153        17.7%
End of Q1/11:                    498        19.9%
End of Q4/11:                    500         4.9%

S&P 500 Index EPS with 153/500 companies reported:     $24.95
                    *Net income (as reported) EPS:     $22.92

Earnings Surprises*:
==========================================================================
                                    Q1/12              Q1/11
Positive Surprises:            120/153 =  78.4%     337/497 =67.8%
0% Surprises:                   16/153 =  10.5%      51/497 =10.3%
Negative Surprises:             17/153 =  11.1%     109/497 =21.9%

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

Consumer Discretionary:          24 /80    2.8%    20    2     2     $2.05
Consumer Staples:                12 /42    6.0%    10    0     2     $2.13
Energy:                           7 /43    11.0%   6     0     1     $3.42
Financials:                      34 /81    10.3%   25    4     5     $4.75
Health Care:                     12 /52    2.3%    10    1     1     $3.20
Industrials:                     24 /61    12.7%   22    1     1     $2.44
Information Tech:                26 /71    5.8%    16    7     3     $4.78
Materials:                       11 /30    -8.5%   8     1     2     $0.91
Telecom Svcs:                     2 /8     8.5%    2     0     0     $0.51
Utilities:                        1 /32    -1.9%   1     0     0     $0.77

Total Reported:                 153 /500   6.9%   119    16    17   $24.95

Total Reported
   Ex-Financial:                119 /419   5.6%    94    12    12
Industry Summary:
==========================================================================
                                          Share-
                                Reported Weighted  Earnings Surprises
                                 /Total   %Change    (+)  same   (-)
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY:
  Automobiles & Components        1 /5     -5.5%      0     1     0
  Consumer Durables & Apparel     6 /13    8.6%       4     0     2
  Consumer Services               7 /14    -1.2%      6     1     0
  Media                           3 /16    1.5%       3     0     0
  Retailing                       7 /32    7.3%       7     0     0

CONSUMER STAPLES:
  Food & Staples Retailing        3 /9     -2.4%      3     0     0
  Food Beverage & Tobacco         8 /27    7.5%       6     0     2
  Household & Personal Products   1 /6     11.3%      1     0     0

FINANCIALS:
  Banks                          14 /15    22.1%     11     2     1
  Diversified Financials         17 /27    7.3%      12     2     3
  Insurance                       3 /22    -3.2%      2     0     1
Industry Summary:
==========================================================================
                                          Share-
                                Reported Weighted  Earnings Surprises
                                 /Total   %Change    (+)  same   (-)
FINANCIALS:
  Real Estate                     0 /17     na        0     0     0

HEALTH CARE:
  Health Care Equipment & Srvs.   8 /31    1.5%       7     1     0
  Pharma., Biotech. & Life Sci.   4 /21    2.7%       3     0     1

INDUSTRIALS:
  Capital Goods                  18 /41    9.2%      16     1     1
  Commercial & Professional Ser   1 /11    26.5%      1     0     0
  Transportation                  5 /9     36.3%      5     0     0

INFORMATION TECH:
  Semiconductors                  7 /17   -24.3%      3     2     2
  Software & Services            11 /31    13.1%      8     3     0
  Technology Hardware & Equip.    8 /23    10.0%      5     2     1
Industry Summary:
==========================================================================
                                          Share-
                                Reported  Weighted  Earnings Surprises
                                 /Total   %Change    (+)  same   (-)

ENERGY:                           7 /43    11.0%      6     0     1

MATERIALS:                       11 /30    -8.5%      7     1     2

TELECOM SVCS:                     2 /8     8.5%       2     0     0

UTILITIES:                        1 /32    -1.9%      1     0     0

TOTAL REPORTED
   UNIVERSE:                    153 /500   6.9%     119    16    17

S&P 500 Year-Over-Year Estimates
==========================================================================
Q1/12 Earnings Estimated Growth: 3.5%;  Ex-Financial: 2.2%
Q2/12 Earnings Estimated Growth: 1.7%;  Ex-Financial: 0.4%
S&P 500 Year-Over-Year Estimates
==========================================================================
Q3/12 Earnings Estimated Growth:  6.8%;  Ex-Financial:  4.4%
Q4/12 Earnings Estimated Growth: 17.5%;  Ex-Financial: 14.6%

@-- The number of companies reported is based on earnings announced for the period of Feb. 16 to May 15, and includes companies in the index as of March 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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