Zacks Daily Consensus Observation
EPS Consensus estimates provide a forward looking view of company performance as forecasted by Wall Street analysts.
In the short run, company stock prices are most affected by the extent to which they meet, beat, or miss their consensus estimates.
In 1981, Zacks began processing, organizing and evaluating research produced by US brokerage firms. Today, Zacks receives daily electronic data feeds and printed research reports from over 185 US and Canadian brokerage firms, produced by more than 2,600 analysts amounting to over 500,000 pages of brokerage research.
From the individual estimates provided, Zacks calculates consensus estimates and ratings for over 4,500 US and Canadian firms that have at least one sell-side analyst covering them. We calculate consensus estimates for EPS, Revenue, Target Price, Long Term Growth Rates, and Broker Ratings.
Zacks maintains a history of annual EPS estimates going back to 1979 and quarterly estimates going back to 1982.
Zacks consensus ratings history goes back to 1985.
Consensus Sales estimates and Price Targets are maintained back to 2000.
Earnings per share estimates are analysts´ opinions of how much profit a company will show based on factors such as management, anticipated sales, demand, competition, and overall economic conditions. This is the main benchmark against which actual earnings are measured.
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|Estimate Type||string||1 = EPS: Fiscal year consensus, 2 = EPS: Quarter consensus, 3 = EPS: Long-Term Growth consensus|
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|Median of estimates in population||double||Same as Name|
|Number of estimates raised since last change in consensus||int||Same as Name|
|Number of estimates lowered since last change in consensus||int||Same as Name|
|Date of most recent change to value of consensus||int||The first observation period AFTER a date which is defined as the most recent date on which the consensus had a value different from the value we are now showing as the current value.|
Annual and LTG - 1979 to Present - Monthly, Weekly, Daily Frequency
Quarterly - 1984 to Present - Monthly, Weekly, Daily Frequency