Earnings Forecast

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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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Typically, this is summarized by earning forecasts and a valuation measure, such as the price-earnings (P/E) ratio.
The carrier which has recently started flying into Nairobi said in December 2015 that it would miss earning forecasts for both the last year and 2016.
The large screen iPhone 6 variant continues to draw out favors from analysts earning forecasts as the tech giant's biggest possible release yet.
Many analysts believe that current reports show that companies will continue to take a cautious approach in releasing next years' earning forecasts.
Prior studies (e.g., Brown 1993) indicate that longer forecast horizons (HORZ) are associated with less accurate analysts' earning forecasts. Lys and Soo (1995) find that forecast accuracy increases with the number of financial analysts following the firm (FOL), whereas Das et al.
Chemical maker DuPont cut its 2011 profit outlook earlier this month due to weak electronics and housing markets but said it expects to beat Wall Street's earning forecasts next year.
The target price has been decreased after a reduction in fiscal 2011 earning forecasts of 5.1 percent.
Our fair value estimate is derived by applying the groups long term average PE to 2011 consensus earning forecasts.
sharply slashed its earning forecasts for fiscal 2008 on Thursday, projecting a 73.6 percent dive in group operating profit from the year before to 600 billion yen, hit by a rising yen and slumping demand in the key U.S.
Therefore, earning forecasts for the second quarter and after are not included.
Typically, this is summarized by earning forecasts and a valuation ratio--the price-earnings (P/E) ratio.
The target price has been increased after revising its 2011 to 2012 earning forecasts by one percent to six percent due to higher seaborne volumes, and also higher Mongolian volumes in 2012 on the back of increased railway allocation from the recent logistics joint venture.