Though you wouldn't know it from the S&P 500's performance this week, only 45% of the 104...
Friday, July 20, 2012, 6:00 PM ETThough you wouldn't know it from the S&P 500's performance this week, only 45% of the 104 index companies to have posted Q2 results thus far have beaten consensus revenue estimates (per FactSet). That's well below the 56% average of the last 4 years. However, thanks to factors such as tight cost controls and heavy stock buybacks, 74% of companies have beaten Street EPS estimates. IBM, GE, and Google are among those to have delivered both a revenue miss and an EPS beat.
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