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Earnings Forecast

The act or process of using certain data to predict future earnings of a publicly-traded company. Earnings forecasts can cause significant changes in share price for companies, since forecasts may influence earnings expectations. Various methods exist for forecasting; experts differ on which ones, if any, work.
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Examination of data revealed 60 of 881 companies released specific earnings forecasts compared to zero the previous pre-FD year.
Thus, we find no evidence that analysts intentionally issue optimistically biased earnings forecasts.
ATLANTA - Coca-Cola said Friday it will no longer release quarterly and annual earnings forecasts, a move analysts said could mean more uncertainty for investors in the world's largest soft drink company.
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We use Value Line earnings forecasts to measure market expectations about target firms' future managerial performance as stand-alone firms.
In addition, the Company may answer one or more questions concerning business and financial developments and trends, the Company's view on earnings forecasts and other business and financial matters affecting the Company, some of the responses to which may contain information that has not been previously disclosed.
One area that is just beginning to be researched is the ramification of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on such issues as audit opinions, income smoothing and impact of earnings forecasts.

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