The consensus forecast for Q1 earnings growth is 3%, the slowest gain since the 2009 recovery,...

|By:, SA News Editor

The consensus forecast for Q1 earnings growth is 3%, the slowest gain since the 2009 recovery, writes LPL's Jeff Kleintop. Earnings are now pretty much inline with revenue growth (4%) as the profit margin expansion is over. In fact, he writes, nearly 25% of S&P 500 firms are expected to post earnings declines despite revenue gains.