Earnings Expectations

Earnings Expectations

The consensus estimate of analysts and other experts as to a company's earnings for a given period of time. If earnings expectations are high, the price of a company's stock may increase as investors seek to take advantage of the added value or dividend. Companies may hint about their earnings before the earnings announcement so as to prevent their stocks from unsustainably rising or falling in price.
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Earnings expectations have dropped at Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) after the Federal Reserve posted its stress test.
on Wednesday beat third-quarter earnings expectations and raised its target for the full year.
Since corporate earnings have been strong in recent years, and Wall Street builds on a continuing expectation of that strength as businesses have to beat estimates every quarter, even a small hit will make them miss earnings expectations.

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