Consensus forecast

Consensus forecast

The mean of all financial analysts' forecasts for a company.

Consensus Forecast

The average or median forecast made by well-respected analysts on the future performance of a security or derivative. Forecasting is the process of using certain data to predict future market movements. Various methods exist for forecasting; experts differ on which ones, if any, work. See also: Technical analysis, Fundamental analysis, Random walk theory.
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The latest ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, a semi-annual outlook, is based on a survey of 49 of the industry's top economists and analysts representing 36 of the country's leading real estate investment, advisory, and research firms and organizations.
The semi-annual Urban Land Institute (ULI)/Emst & Young Real Estate Consensus Forecast projects steady economic growth, sustained strength from capital markets and continued improvement in commercial real estate fundamentals.
2m, missing an analyst consensus forecast of $896m compiled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
6% on the month, data from the Federal Statistics Office showed on Thursday, missing the consensus forecast in a Reuters poll for a 1% increase.
Following Stickel (1990), we measure information shock by the change in the consensus forecast of other analysts since the date of an analyst's current outstanding forecast.
Despite the cautious outlook, Wolseley shares rose by 10% in early trading as investors welcomed the guidance that trading profits before one-off costs will exceed the current analysts' consensus forecast of pounds 326m in the year to July.
Witty said that a market consensus forecast that Glaxo will make around 1 billion pounds in sales of H1N1 vaccines in the fourth quarter "is pretty accurate.
economy over the last year and Gross Domestic Product, the most common measure of the overall economy, has shown some volatility," commented Dawn McLaren, an economist with the JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center, which publishes the monthly Job Growth Update and its quarterly companion, the National Consensus Forecast of Labor Employment, Compensation and Productivity.
Our annual look at the 500 largest companies by revenues is in this issue, and we're back with our exclusive two-year consensus forecast of sales and profits.
7 percent consensus forecast offered ahead of the official results.
That beat by 3 cents a share the consensus forecast of analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial.
The board's consensus forecast on employment levels, housing starts and home prices is on Page C5.

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