Business / Taxes / Earnings Estimate: Professional stock analysts use mathematical models that weigh companies' financial data to predict their future earnings per share on a quarterly, annual, and long-term basis. Investment research companies, such as Thomson Financial and Zacks, publish averages of analysts' estimates for stock market professionals follow closely. These averages are called consensus estimates.
Earnings Noun Synonyms: wages, salary, income, compensation, pay, stipend, emolument, proceeds, return, revenue, yield, takings, take
Estimate Verb Synonyms: approximation, gauge, guess, conjecture, assessment, appraisal, evaluation, reckoning, calculation, guesstimate
Estimate Adjective Synonyms: consider, think, believe, guess, conjecture, judge
Estimate Noun Synonyms: approximate, gauge, determine, judge, guess, assess, appraise, value, evaluate, reckon, calculate, work out, guesstimate
Business / Taxes / Forward Price-To-Earnings Ratio: Stock analysts calculate a forward price-to-earnings ratio, or forward P/E, by dividing a stock's current price by estimated future earnings per share. Some forward P/Es are calculated based on estima MORE
Business / Finance / Low Price-Earnings Ratio Effect: The tendency of portfolios of stocks with a low price-earnings ratio to outperform portfolios of stocks with high price-earnings ratios. MORE