Tommorrow's Barron's cover story has forecasts provided by 12 strategists and investment managers. I would like to highlight their S&P500 earnings forecasts for 2010.
As seen on page 28, the average of the 12 stated forecasts is $75.75.
From what I have seen, this $75 level is very common among forecasters, and as such seems like the predominant forecast for "operating earnings."
SPX at 1102.47 as this post is written