Earnings: Out With Leaders, in With Laggards

This week marks the end of reports from the big Wall Street banks with Citigroup (C) on Monday, Bank of America (BAC) and Goldman Sachs (GS) on Tuesday, and rounding it off with Morgan Stanley (MS) on Wednesday before the markets open in New York. And the week begins earnings season for the technology sector -- Information Technology in the Standard & Poor's sector system -- with IBM (IBM) and Intel (INTC) on Wednesday and Microsoft (MSFT) and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Thursday.

The shift in earnings growth couldn't be more pronounced and it has big implications for the market as a whole since financials have been one of the leading sectors in market rallies in 2013 and technology stocks have been one of the laggards. As of Friday, Standard & Poor's calculated that Wall Street analysts were looking for 12.8% earnings growth for financial companies in the quarter from a year earlier....397 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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