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Consensus forecast

The mean of all financial analysts' forecasts for a company.
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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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(Alliance News) - Online fashion retailer boohoo had a strong first quarter overall, even if sales growth at PrettyLittleThing missed consensus forecasts, said Peel Hunt.
Stating that he still remains concerned that consensus forecasts for AMD in the second half of 2019 are too high, Moore acknowledges that "being cautious on the stock has obviously been the wrong call." Given that Intel's (INTC) comeback is "at best deferred" and Nvidia's (NVDA) investment in ray tracing will have a longer-term payoff, Moore tells investors that he now thinks the 2018-19 opportunity sets the table for a period of sustained profits for AMD.
Slower world trade is somewhat surprising as commodity prices remain firm and consensus forecasts indicate that the world is on course to see a robust 3.7 percent growth in 2018, its best performance since 2011.
Opex grew slower and was 29.6% below the consensus forecasts as staff expenses were down 3.3% QoQ.
Evaluate is a provider of commercial intelligence including product sales and consensus forecasts to 2022 for commercial teams and their advisors within the global life science industry.
The local stock barometer ended flat at the start of the week while regional markets were mixed even as Chinais third-quarter economic growth rate of 6.9 percent beat consensus forecasts.
Instead, growth will be primarily driven by public spending, banking, ICT, and restaurants, consensus forecasts showed.
TRINITY Mirror expects its full year results to be ahead of consensus forecasts, it said yesterday.
Pre-tax profits beat consensus forecasts of PS38.9m, after sales in the cycling division rose 14% during the first half of the financial year.
India's Wholesale Price Index rose by 6.87 percent in July, below consensus forecasts, but concerns remained about high core inflation and an ongoing drought.
* THE FINANCIAL MIRROR CONSENSUS FORECASTS * Economic conditions will be worse in 2012 than in 2011, according to all of the eight panellists on the quarterly Financial Mirror Consensus Forecast, but there is also consensus that things ought to get better by 2013.

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