NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- More than 500 companies have reported earnings over the last two weeks. That includes Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Google (GOOG), Visa (V), Caterpillar (CAT) and General Electric (GE). In this post we've shared two charts to help you gauge the success and failure of this earnings season. Here they are:
1.) This first chart is an earnings scorecard. It looks at the performance of each major sector in the S&P 500 (^GSPC). The utilities sector saw the most growth in both EPS and sales. Keep in mind that the largest utilities exchange traded fund, Utilities SPDR (XLU), is up 12% this year. Another interesting development to note is that financial sector saw the worst sales growth at -1.3%:
- Nick Raich (@TheEarningsScout) Apr. 24 at 05:38 PM
2.) In this next chart you'll see an updated view of the cyclically adjusted P/E ratio over the last 100 years. After 2 big weeks worth of earnings, this chart offers an incredible historical perspective about how the stock market is currently being valued. What do you think -- undervalued or overvalued?:
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