If you remove AIG from EPS growth estimates, earnings numbers so far don't look so hot, FactSet...

|By:, SA News Editor

If you remove AIG from EPS growth estimates, earnings numbers so far don't look so hot, FactSet says. AIG took a $4.2B charge in its 2010 Q4, and it is now expected to generate 2011 Q4 EPS of $0.63 vs. a $16.20 loss Y/Y. If AIG is excluded, blended earnings growth in the financial sector drops to -2.2% from 65.4%, and for the entire S&P 500 falls to 2.2% from 9.5%.