Sentiment, Companies Beating Consensus, and Growth Take a Hit

By Lori Calvasina
Published April 24, 2024 | 9 min listen

The big things you need to know: First, investor sentiment has taken a bit of a hit, but it’s too early to say the pullback is over. Second, while we continue to expect the pullback to bottom out in the 5-10% range vs. recent highs, we’ve taken a look at S&P 500 performance around recent wars to gauge potential downside risks if we are wrong in that assumption. Third, it’s been a rough start to 1Q reporting season as companies beating consensus EPS forecasts have been underperforming significantly in terms of immediate price performance. Fourth, we’ve been surprised to see Large Cap Growth underperforming given the recent move up in 10-year yields, and run through the reasons (besides crowding and overvaluation) that we think this is happening.

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Lori Calvasina

Lori Calvasina
Managing Director & Head of U.S. Equity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets

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