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These 10 Companies Have Contributed Over 90% Of The S&P 500 Earnings Beat Upside

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While Q4 earnings are sagging notably (as we pointed out here - 8% lower than pre-earnings-season expectations), the incessant ratcheting down of the expectations as the season progresses enables an ever-more-desperate sell-side to opine on the eventual 'beat' that evolves from a lower and lower bar. As Morgan Stanley's Adam Parker notes, however, the results have been massively top-heavy as the largest 10 earnings beats have contributed over 90% of the S&P 500 uspide in aggregate earnings. MSFT and JPM alone account for 50% of that beat. But with guidance plunging, Parker sees 2013 consensus estimates of $112 massively out of line with reality.



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Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:00 | Link to Comment Say What Again
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Should I be nervous?
The VIX broke through 13 to the upside.

Hey Bernank,
Your team is getting lazy!!!

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:04 | Link to Comment Say What Again
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Last Hour of the regular session.

Time for the MOC sell-off.

Hmmmm...   Why does that sound unusual?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:15 | Link to Comment Lohn Jocke
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You're cutting and pasting comments. The lazy calling out the lazy.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:34 | Link to Comment Say What Again
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Looks like ORCL is either first or second on that list.

Homework assignment: What is the largest customer group for ORCL?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 17:09 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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Just guessing but I'd say the Federal Government.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:18 | Link to Comment tbone654
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Some systems don't even recognize MOC orders anymore...  And lately it's been a melt-up rather than a sell-off...

Do I win?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:14 | Link to Comment Unprepared
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Relax, Ben got this covered through his ZVIPTM.


*Zero VIX Policy (can it go negative?)

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:16 | Link to Comment Lohn Jocke
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What does VIX know that...oh...oh ok.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:01 | Link to Comment Lost Wages
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Get yourself some index funds, take a nap and enjoy the federal largesse!

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:02 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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I don't need no stinking reality. I got me some hopium.

<Don't bogart that hopium my friend. Pass it over to me.>

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:12 | Link to Comment wee-weed up
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October 19, 1987...

Here we come!

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 23:16 | Link to Comment OldTrooper
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Well, at least 4 people get the references, CD.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:04 | Link to Comment Wm the Shrubber
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No matter.  Multiples will continue expanding thanks to Fed repression.  Earnings down, markets up.  Any questions?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 18:15 | Link to Comment max2205
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Bank earnings are bullshit and dont count

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:07 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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I hope Tyler makes this Schiff interview right now the feature interview tonight. Just as great as Schiff is, the total cockface after him getting run over is awesome.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:13 | Link to Comment Cursive
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5 Banks, 4 tech giants and 1 ag hustler.  The stock market is up on reserve releases, channel stuffing and vig payments to an ag hustler.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:16 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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5 banks, 4 tech giants and 1 cropduster. lol.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:28 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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Money, gadgets, and poison-- Ladies and Gentlemen, YOUR 2013 US economy!

Sat, 02/02/2013 - 02:57 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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Fraud, gadgets, and poison......

Sat, 02/02/2013 - 09:24 | Link to Comment rbg81
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Actually, its 4 banks, not 5.  But even more disconcerting is that two of those banks (JPM and GS) make up 50% of the total.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:18 | Link to Comment Flankseven
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Umm, wouldn't that be JPM and GS contributing 50% of the beat?  Or I am I reading the chart wrong?  And wouldn't that amplify the case?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:26 | Link to Comment Village Smithy
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What a circus! 50% from 2 companies that are the champions of fantasy accounting and sucking up govt. largesse.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:47 | Link to Comment optimator
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And the two companies that add nothing to the economy.  Instead they drain money from the economy. 

Sat, 02/02/2013 - 09:25 | Link to Comment rbg81
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Come on.  Everyone knows you have to destroy the economy in order to save it.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:19 | Link to Comment TonyCoitus
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I'm not leaving my wingman! 


BTFD.....if we get one


To the moon Alice!

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:29 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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Can we summarize as the 'bots and their masters? 

(Monsanto just provides the hors d'oeuvres)

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:44 | Link to Comment Hobie
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That'd be whores doves after a little genetic mofication.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:40 | Link to Comment eddiebe
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I guess that's why the saying goes:        ' Follow the money.'

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:58 | Link to Comment ydderf1950
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do not fight the fed

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:39 | Link to Comment Gimp
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When the VIX and all the bearish ETFs hit zero at dow 17500 what happens then???

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 17:07 | Link to Comment Say What Again
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You get one of the following;


1: Divide by Zero error

2: Stack overflow error

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 18:00 | Link to Comment El Hosel
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What happens? Shit happens, then and now.... I suppose. Looks like gasoline would be $5/$6 by then, might see hitchiking make a comeback and maybe the Ford Pinto.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:51 | Link to Comment Racer
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And don't tell me, JPM only did that cos of fiddling the books!

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:50 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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Not the first time where earnings have been shit and the market moves up.



Fri, 02/01/2013 - 17:43 | Link to Comment de3de8
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Where's A-123 and Solyndra?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 23:51 | Link to Comment Trimmed Hedge
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Where's Waldo and the beef..?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 18:29 | Link to Comment 847328_3527
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Where is MF Global on that list?


Fri, 02/01/2013 - 18:43 | Link to Comment DensDollars
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It's GS, not MSFT !

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 23:43 | Link to Comment Trimmed Hedge
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It's ORCL & GS...

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