The entire history of guidance and so-called whisper numbers
reflects this short-term emphasis, as opposed to managing a company to thrive over the long-term.
However, GE, Honeywell, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Schlumberger beat their earnings whisper numbers
, though Micron Technology and Intel's downgrade triggered a chip meltdown.
A more dynamic approach is available from "whisper numbers
" which rely on input from both the investing public as well as changing analyst views, given fluctuating circumstances that may influence stock performance.
For more from Tom Nawrocki, see: Listening to the Whisper Numbers
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John is considered a leading authority on investor earnings expectations (whisper numbers
) for quarterly earnings.
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.
For starters, that means no more giving "whisper numbers
"--advance earnings data--to select securities analysts.
Companies that meet their targets may find themselves lashed by the market for failing to deliver on "whisper numbers
." What financial manager doesn't worry about how suddenly perception can move from reality?
Some "whisper numbers
" had earnings coming in as high as $0.19.
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
The Dulles, Virginia-based company reported net income of $160m, or $0.13 per share, ahead of the First Call consensus estimate of $0.11 and matching the so-called "whisper numbers
" that had been making the rounds earlier this week.