Earnings Expectations

Earnings Expectations

The consensus estimate of analysts and other experts as to a company's earnings for a given period of time. If earnings expectations are high, the price of a company's stock may increase as investors seek to take advantage of the added value or dividend. Companies may hint about their earnings before the earnings announcement so as to prevent their stocks from unsustainably rising or falling in price.
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Earnings expectations have dropped at Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) after the Federal Reserve posted its stress test.
on Wednesday beat third-quarter earnings expectations and raised its target for the full year.
Deere & Company exceeded analysts' earnings expectations for six consecutive quarters by an average margin of 15.
Since corporate earnings have been strong in recent years, and Wall Street builds on a continuing expectation of that strength as businesses have to beat estimates every quarter, even a small hit will make them miss earnings expectations.
ACE Limited exceeded analysts' earnings expectations in 14 out of the past 16 quarters, including an 11% surprise in its most recent quarter.
beat analysts' earnings expectations for the past six quarters by an average margin of 7.
Over the past month, analysts' earnings expectations for the year ending June 2007 surged 75% to seven cents from four cents.
CNS exceeded analysts' earnings expectations in four out of the past five quarters by an average margin of 13.
Schering-Plough Corporation exceeded analysts' earnings expectations in five out of the past seven quarters.
AMCOL International Corporation is a Zacks #1 Rank stock that's beaten analysts' earnings expectations in six out of the past eight quarters by an average margin of 14.
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