BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- So far, earnings season is off to a good start -- and that's a good thing for dividend investors.Even though investors have been expecting the worst for stocks' third-quarter numbers, most companies are beating Wall Street's estimates for the quarter. Around 75% of the stocks in the S&P 500, for instance, have beaten earnings estimates from analysts so far. That's an indication that analysts are still far too pessimistic right now.
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