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Published by Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


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StatementPatricia C. O"Brien.
SeriesWorking paper -- #1743-86, Working paper (Sloan School of Management) -- 1743-86.
The Physical Object
Pagination38, [23] p. ;
Number of Pages38
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17874059M
OCLC/WorldCa15129697

idiosyncratic heterogeneity, independent from analysts’ forecasts, affects trades in a concave way. Trading vol-ume also changes with analysts’ forecast errors and reacts asymmetrically to the types of analysts’ forecasts. Keywords: analysts’ forecasts, investor expectations, trading volume, experimental asset market, earnings an. The consensus estimate of analysts and other experts as to a company's earnings for a given period of time. If earnings expectations are high, the price of a company's stock may increase as investors seek to take advantage of the added value or ies may hint about their earnings before the earnings announcement so as to prevent their stocks from unsustainably . It was a mediocre week for Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) shareholders, with the stock dropping 12% to $ 1, a week since last year’s results. Booking Holdings reported sales of $ 15 billion, roughly in line with analysts ‘forecasts, although statutory earnings per share (EPS) of $ exceeded expectations and was % above analysts’ expectations.   Comcast profit, revenue beat analysts expectations Comcast and industry analysts point to its investment in X1, a cloud-based, set-top box system, as a reason its video business has held up.


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Analyst"s forecasts as earnings expectations by Patricia C. O"Brien Download PDF EPUB FB2

See Facebook, Inc. (FB) stock analyst estimates, including earnings and revenue, EPS, upgrades and downgrades. Earnings forecasts are based on analysts' expectations of company growth and profitability. To predict earnings, most analysts build financial models that estimate prospective revenues and : Ben Mcclure.

Analysts'ForecastsasEarningsExpectations PatriciaC.O'Brien MassachusettsInstituteofTechnology DecemberI SecondDraft CommentsWelcome.

Excerpt from Analysts' Forecasts as Earnings Expectations A third contribution of this paper is a methodological refinement of the techniques used to evaluate forecastsp I demonstrate the existence of significant time-period - specific effects in forecast errors.

If time~series and cross-section data are pooled without taking these effects into Cited by: Analysts forecasts as earnings expectations book   Analyst's Forecasts as Earnings Expectations Paperback – Decem by O''Brien Patricia C.

(Creator) See all 16 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Format: Paperback. Journal of Accounting and Economics 10 () North-Holland ANALYSTS' FORECASTS AS EARNINGS EXPECTATIONS* Patricia C. O'BRIEN Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MAUSA Received Marchfinal version received June I examine three composite analyst forecasts of earnings per share as proxies for expected by: SeeInc.

(AMZN) stock analyst estimates, including earnings and revenue, EPS, upgrades and downgrades. ecasterrore^jtTisdefinedasthedifference betweenAjt, actualearningspershare(EPS)3offirmjinyear t,andfjjtT't'ieforecastofEPSfromsourcei,atahorizont priortotherealization: eijtx=Ajt-fijtT (3) Thesourceoftheforecast,denotedbyi,isoneofthe following:themean,themedian,orthemostcurrentofasetof analysts'forecasts.

Analyst Expectation: A report issued by an individual analyst, investment bank or financial services Analysts forecasts as earnings expectations book indicating how a particular company's stock will Author: Julia Kagan.

Analysts' forecasts as earnings expectations. by O'Brien, Patricia C.,Sloan School of Management. Share your thoughts Complete your review. Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Rate it * You Rated it *. management forecasts in order to manage earnings expectations.

Such expectations management can result in a more efficient alignment of managers’ and the market’s outlook (Ajinkya and Gift ). Analysts’ earnings forecasts are commonly used to proxy for the market’s earnings expectations in the management forecast literature.

Prior research also suggests that managers use non-GAAP earnings to appear to meet analysts’ forecasts when GAAP earnings fall short of expectations.

For example, when GAAP earnings miss analysts’ forecasts, managers can use non-GAAP exclusions to calculate a metric that exceeds analysts’ by: 6. Full text of "Analyst's forecasts as earnings expectations" See other formats Dewey iwsr.

FEB 5 WORKING PAPER ALFRED P. SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT ANALYST'S FORECASTS AS EARNINGS EXPECTATIONS Patricia C. O'Brien WP// revised March MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 50 MEMORIAL DRIVE. CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): This paper addresses the question of whether market participants ’ expectations efficiently reflect the earnings quality implications of book-tax differences.

Because investors ’ earnings expectations are not directly observable and predictable stock returns may reflect either risk or mispricing. Because investors' earnings expectations are not directly observable and predictable stock returns may reflect either risk or mispricing, this study exploits the forecasts of financial analysts.

Analysts’ earnings forecasts are important benchmarks for managers because investors and other stakeholders care about firms meeting-or-beating analysts’ earnings forecasts (MBE).

analysts who issue more accurate earnings forecasts and who use a rigorous valuation approach like RIM will also issue superior price targets. 2 The PEG ratio is equal to the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio divided by the analysts’ forecasted long-term earnings growth Size: KB. percentage of analysts’ earnings forecasts that are accompanied by cash flow forecasts has increased from 1% in to 32% in Two main areas of research have emerged on analysts’ cash flow forecasts.

The first focuses on the firm specific and analyst specific determinants of analysts’ Analysts’ earnings and cash flow File Size: KB. Earnings Expectations: The Analysts' Information Advantage William Kross Byung Ro Purdue University Douglas Schroeder The Ohio State University SYNOPSIS: This research investigates the degree to which the superiority of analysts' earnings forecasts (relative to a univariate time-series model) is associated with certain firm characteristics.

In particular, hard information signals that are not good predictors of future earnings do in fact explain long-term earnings forecasts as well as forward earnings-to-price ratios. They added: Our results suggest that analysts make mistakes when interpreting the persistence of accounting information while setting growth expectations.

Can Stock Recommendations Predict Earnings Management and Analysts’ Earnings Forecast Errors. Abstract In this paper we present evidence that a firm’s st ock price sensitivity to earnings news, as measured by outstanding stock recommendation, affects its incen tives to manage earning s and, in turn, affects analysts’ ex post forecast by: To our best knowledge, individual earnings forecasts have not been used thus far to study how macroeconomic news relate to market participants’ earnings expectations.

The only exception is Boyd, Hu and Jagannathan (), who focus on long term earnings growth forecasts but find no statistically significant influence. This paper examines whether analysts’ pre-tax income forecasts mitigate the tax expense anomaly documented by Thomas and Zhang (J Account Res –, ).

They find that seasonal changes in quarterly income tax expense are positively related to future returns after controlling for the earnings surprise and conclude that investors underreact to value Cited by: 3.

Everyone knows by now that companies can — and do — manipulate their per-share earnings to meet Wall Street expectations.

But I’ve always worked on the assumption that corporate revenues Author: John Crudele. Mustafa Ciftci, Raj Mashruwala and Dan Weiss, Implications of Cost Behavior for Analysts' Earnings Forecasts, Journal of Management Accounting Research, 28, 1, (57), (). Crossref F. Echterling, B. Eierle and S.

Ketterer, A review of the literature on methods of computing the implied cost of capital, International Review of Financial Cited by: and Hribar and Jenkins ), analysts’ earnings forecasts are often used as a proxy for longer-horizon earnings expectations, such as two- to five-year-ahead earnings.

One notable exception is Allee () who utilizes exponential smoothing time-series forecasts for two-year horizons to estimate the firm-specific cost of equity Size: KB. Zacks forecasts that Southern Company will grow earnings at 5% per annum rate over the next five years.

Zacks also reports that consensus' expectations of earnings per share for fiscal and Author: Chuck Carnevale. Abstract. This paper investigates whether firms achieve greater share value, all else equal, by meeting analysts' expectations.

We hypothesize that such firms may be rewarded with higher earnings forecasts that lead to higher share values, or with higher share prices controlling for analysts' by:   Over this time frame, actual earnings growth surpassed forecasts in only two instances, both during the earnings recovery following a recession (Exhibit 2).

On average, analysts’ forecasts have been almost percent too high. 6 6. Macy’s earnings trend. Macy’s exceeded analysts’ earnings expectations in each of the first three quarters of fiscal The company’s adjusted EPS of $ in.

Finally, we investigate whether the stock market is fixated on analysts’ aggregate earnings forecasts in forming its aggregate earnings expectations.

We find that the market returns surrounding earnings announcements of the first few "bellwether" firms are significantly more negative in quarters following worse macroeconomic news. It has topped earnings forecasts by an average of % in the past four quarters.

Analysts, surprisingly, have low expectations for the fourth quarter of Nicholas Dopuch, Chandra Seethamraju and Weihong Xu, An empirical assessment of the premium associated with meeting or beating both time-series earnings expectations and analysts’ forecasts, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, /s, 31, 2, (), ().Cited by: The Rewards to Meeting or Beating Earnings Expectations 1.

Introduction Meeting or beating analysts’ forecasts of earnings is a notion well entrenched in today’s corporate culture. From corporate boards’ deliberations to financial press reporting and Internet chats, emphasis is placed on whether the company meets its earnings forecasts.

Meeting and Beating Analysts’ Forecasts and Takeover Likelihood. Abstract. Prior research suggests that meeting or beating analysts’ expectations has earnings implications for both equity and debt markets: lower debt costs, higher valuation, and a higher probability of a rating upgrade.

EARNINGS FORECASTS AND REVISIONS, PRICE MOMENTUM, AND FUNDAMENTAL DATA: FURTHER EXPLORATIONS OF FINANCIAL Introduction What We Knew in A Test of Analysts’ Forecasts, Revisions, and Breadth A Literature Review of Expected Returns Modeling and an Evolution of Stock Selection Models (earnings, book value, cash.

Analyst Forecasts, Errors-in-expectations, and the Value Premium Abstract Investors’ extrapolative errors-in-expectations about future corporate earnings have been hypothesized in the literature as an explanation for the value premium. The extant literature uses analysts’ earnings forecasts as a proxy for investors’ expectations and has.

in long-term expectations of earnings growth, which are the basis for long-term expectations of dividend growth, can induce economically significant mispricings. Long-term analyst forecasts are an important collection of expectations regarding long-term earnings growth. Jung, Shane, and Yang () show the relevance of these.

tion between investor sentiment and stock returns. We examine whether time-series variation in senti-ment is related to time-series variation in security analysts’ earnings forecast errors.

Analysts’ forecasts provide a direct measure of earnings expectations, which we can use to test whether shifts in senti. Since then, we've publishedEarnings Whisper ® numbers based on expectations f professional analysts. We've also collected 8, sentiment readings fromindividual investors and studiedearnings releases andguidance announcements.

earnings forecasts are much more accurate than the long-term forecasts and shows that a strategy that exploits differences between these forecasts generate excess returns. Our paper extends the current literature by linking other accounting anomalies, such as 4There is a large literature that links analyst long-term growth forecasts to stock.emphasize earnings guidance to equity analysts as pressure to meet such guidance leads to earnings management.

We provide evidence of changes, post-scandals, 1) in the stock market’s reaction to firms’ meeting or beating such analyst earnings forecasts; and 2) on firms’ reliance on earnings and expectations management to beat these targets.

This study examines the information content and informational efficiency of consensus analysts' forecasts in an Australian setting. Consistent with Lys and Sohn () and Abarbanell (), analysts' forecasts were found to possess information content but did not incorporate all publicly available information.

The empirical analysis in this paper suggests that Cited by: 9.