Question: Where can I find earnings estimates for companies?

Answer


A company's forecasted or estimated earnings are made by analysts and/or by the company itself.  A company website will generally provide both the official earnings releases as well as a calendar of release dates under its investor relations information. 

Go to the Virtual Business Library's Company & Financial Information section for links to useful resources including links to the following suggested resources:

Mergent Online: Provides earnings estimates data under Company Details which is based on data from multiple analysts. 

Bloomberg: Provides earnings estimates for public companies globally. Use these Bloomberg functions:
EE for Bloomberg's earnings projections
EEO for consensus estimates & broker detail
EM for estimates with period-to-period percentage changes
EERM for earnings estimates revisions
SURP for earnings or revenue surprises

Please note that Bloomberg is accessible in the Bobst Library.  To use this resource, stop by the 5th floor Research Commons.

You may also want to review the following:

NASDAQ.com: Analyst Research Summary page which provides “Detailed Analyst Recommendation, 12 Month Price Target Range, Earnings Surprise, Momentum (4 Weeks), Detailed Estimates Submitted, Earnings Growth, Price/Earnings, Consensus Earnings Forecasts and PEG Ratio.”

TheStreet: Earnings Events and Earnings Calendar

Answered By: Business Librarians
Last Updated: May 10, 2018Views:

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