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Brian Gilmartin

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Brian Gilmartin's Opinion & Analysis
A complete archive of Brian Gilmartin's articles, including current analysis & opinion.

95 S&P 500 companies have reported Q1 ’17 earnings as of Friday, April 21, 2017 per Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. By the end of this coming week, April 28, 2017, about half the S&P 500 will ...
With Schlumberger NV (NYSE:SLB) report Friday morning, the Energy sector weighting was reduced by selling the VanEck Vectors Oil Services (NYSE:OIH). Despite very easy compare’s to Q1 ...
Investors get their first look at Technology sector earnings reports this week, with Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), IBM (NYSE:IBM), eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) and Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) reporting by the end of the ...
Ironic that the S&P 500 and the major equity indices are correcting – with the S&P 500 falling below its 5-day moving average this week – for the first time since the Presidential ...
Many investors are surprised at the Q1 ’17 S&P 500 earnings “expected” growth rate of 8%-10% as The Street kicks off Q1 ’17 earnings this week. As Factset (article linked ...
With the roll into the April ’17 quarter, the forward 4-quarter estimate has increased from last week’s $130.98 to this week’s $135.14. The forward 4-quarter estimate now covers the ...
The following table from Thomson Reuters shows the current market cap weighting of each of the 11 sectors of the SP 500. (One caveat to readers: the non market cap columns for Q1 ’17 – Q1...
Ryan Detrick of LPL Financial, UKarlewitz of Fat Pitch fame, and Charlie Bilello over at Pension Partners (mentioned in no particular order) all noted on Twitter this past week, that with the first 1%...
If the only metric published this weekend is the “growth rate of the forward estimate” that would be enough. It rose again this past week to 8.85%, versus last week’s 8.62%. You ...
There is a whole generation of investors that think that bonds and bond funds, and bond ETFs are “safe”, i.e. low risk of loss, modest returns, etc. And that has been true for a while. In ...