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Earnings Season Preview

posted 4/14/2011 in General

Market Commentary Highlights...

The S&P 500 earnings per share (EPS) for the first quarter of 2011 may set a record as the highest first quarter EPS in history.

However, corporate profits have slowed as businesses have stepped up spending on materials, capital, and labor.

During this earnings season, we are paying special attention to business spending, the impact of high and rising commodity prices,and guidance from business leaders on the EPS outlook for coming quarters along with the impact from the events in Japan, North Africa, and the Middle East.

Read the entire Market Commentary. (pdf format)

Lincoln Savings Bank and LSB Financial are pleased to provide the above Market Commentary for the week of April 11, 2011. The commentary is prepared by LPL FINANCIAL RESEARCH, the broker-dealer partner for Lincoln Savings Bank and LSB Financial. This commentary and others like it can be found at


This information is being provided by Lincoln Savings Bank (LSB) / LSB Financial, an Iowa-based institution devoted to providing complete financial services since 1902.

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