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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However, GE, Honeywell, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Schlumberger beat their earnings whisper numbers, though Micron Technology and Intel's downgrade triggered a chip meltdown.
com operates on the premise that a stock's price tends to move in relation to whisper numbers.
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Now, when we finally appear to be figuring this thing out -- when the whisper numbers seem to point to several media companies having visibility to a profitable new media future -- it appears that there is only one thing to say: Here we go again.
Williams said he has little faith in whisper numbers.
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.
That's one reason so many investing insiders look to the relationship to whisper numbers instead.
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.
45 consensus estimate of analysts surveyed by First Call but appears to have fallen short of some whisper numbers on the Street.
Codexa offers subscribers access to news, SEC filings, market data and non-traditional information sources, such as message boards and whisper numbers.