Outside of the big 5 tech companies, earnings growth is zero

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Just five stocks — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet — account for the S&P 500′s year-over-year EPS growth, according to Goldman Sachs.

“Mega-cap earnings strength contrasts with small-cap earnings weakness,” the firm’s analysts led by David Kostin said.

The “FAAMG” basket accounts for 18% of the total S&P 500 value. The last time there was such high concentration among just 5 names was during the tech bubble. This time around, however, Kostin said the market is on firmer ground.


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