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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After all the political turmoil and profit pain in the past year and a half, out annual LATIN TRADE Consensus Forecast reveals surprising news.
The results beat the consensus forecast of analysts surveyed by First Call Corp.
Nevertheless, the LATIN TRADE Consensus Forecast predicts reserves will fall to $12.
from deep downturn to a robust rebound in 2003, according to the annual LATIN TRADE Consensus Forecast for the largest publicly traded companies in Latin America.
6 million, or 39 cents a share, 2 cents better than analysts' consensus forecast and 33 percent ahead of the 1996 quarter.
According to the LATIN TRADE Consensus Forecast, Pao de Acucar's sales will grow to almost $3.
That was the consensus forecast last week by a panel of investment bankers and venture capitalists at Digital Hollywood, a two-day exposition and gathering for entertainment, communications and technology executives.
Seven of the eight largest Latin American economies will post moderate growth with rising inflation in 2003, according to the LATIN TRADE Consensus Forecast.

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