Whisper number or forecast

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Whisper number or forecast

An unofficial earnings estimate of a company given to clients by a security analyst if there is more optimism or pessimism about earnings than shown in the published number. These are often found on the Internet.

Whisper Number or Forecast

An informal forecast of a publicly-traded company's earnings per share. One arrives at the whisper number by a combination of past performance, perceived optimism by company officials, and just plain rumor. The whisper number can be useful, as it is occasionally more accurate than official forecasts. However, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act restricts the availability of some information that previously contributed to the whisper number, making it more difficult for some investors to determine. See also: Price out.
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Whisper numbers have proven to be very accurate in predicting the actual reported earnings number, and even more useful for anticipating post earnings price movement following the earnings release
Eight, Wall Street estimates on mobile ad revenues are wildly inflated, the whisper numbers among my Street Chatterati friends make no sense.
Whisper numbers, on the other hand, call for earnings of 54 cents per share.
Chinese GDP data came in broadly in-line with official consensus numbers, but well ahead of the feared doomsday whisper numbers that had been circulating of something sub-7.
The company also gathers whisper numbers for monthly economic expectations data from investors, and publishes market sentiment data on US & Global Stock Markets, bonds, sectors, ETF's, currencies, and all major commodities in the metals, energy, and agricultural groups.
com), the first and definitive source for whisper numbers, shines the spotlight on several companies releasing their earnings this week.
45 consensus estimate of analysts surveyed by First Call but appears to have fallen short of some whisper numbers on the Street.
com derives its whisper numbers from estimates submitted by self-directed and professional investors to its website.
Codexa offers subscribers access to news, SEC filings, market data and non-traditional information sources, such as message boards and whisper numbers.
New sources of information, like message boards and whisper numbers are moving stock prices.
Also, Intel and IBM are downgraded, while Texas Instruments falls after failing to hit whisper numbers.
Free access to a full list of whisper numbers on stocks as well as IPO's and G -Reports (treasuries) is available at www.