Increasingly, Just One Analyst Is Behind a Stock’s Long-Term Earnings Forecast

Based on casual analysis, it seems there has been a decline in the number of analysts making long-term earnings forecasts on publicly traded stocks. When the subject was raised during a regular portfolio review meeting, we lacked the evidence to support or debunk this hunch. So, using AAII’s Stock Investor Pro stock screening and database…

 

Earnings Estimates: A Primer

This article originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of the AAI Journal. Earnings estimates are the profit forecasts made by brokerage firm analysts. The consensus earnings estimate is the average of all published forecasts for a specific company or index. The consensus earnings estimate is compiled by a small number of companies, such as Thomson…