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Estimate Snapshot

About Estimate Snapshots: Estimate Snapshots provide comprehensive earnings estimate information, including earnings estimates for the next two quarters and next two fiscal years, actual reported EPS for the past four quarters, revisions and trends, recommendations, and estimated long-term growth rates for the company and its industry. Generally, clicking the Estimate Snapshot icon anywhere on the site will display the company's estimate snapshot. Estimate data is provided by Zacks Investment Research.

The estimates are a result of a consensus from groups of analysts based on their individual preferred financial and economic analysis methods. As each analyst has a preferred method of determining a company's potential, there is no single method or criterion used to determine the results.

Please note that most of underperform or sell recommendations show up for only a short period of time, after which analysts stop covering the stock. The estimates are updated on at the analystsí discretion, with updates posted on the site every Thursday. Not all companies are updated every week.

Current Estimate

  • Current Mean EPS: The arithmetic mean of all current EPS (earnings per share) estimates received from analysts for the stated time period.
  • Year Ago EPS: The arithmetic mean of all current EPS (earnings per share) estimates received from analysts for the stated time period.
  • Current vs. Year Ago Change: For the current quarter, next quarter and current fiscal year, the percent change between the estimate EPS for the current time period and the actual EPS for the previous year. For the next fiscal year, the percent change between the estimated EPS for the next fiscal year and the estimated EPS for the current fiscal year.
  • Current High EPS: The highest of all current individual earnings estimates for the stated period.
  • Current Low EPS: The lowest of all current individual earnings estimates for the stated period.
  • Median EPS: The middle estimated earnings per share value above and below which lie an equal number of estimates for the specified time period.
  • Standard Deviation: A statistical measure of the degree to which an individual value in a probability distribution of earnings estimates tends to vary from the mean of the distribution. The greater the degree of dispersion, the greater the risk.
  • Number of Brokers: The number of analysts contributing consensus earning estimates or recommendations for the specified time period.

Reported Quarters

  • Previous Estimate EPS: The arithmetic mean of all EPS (earnings per share) estimates received from analysts for the stated time period.
  • Previous Actual EPS: The company's actual reported earnings per share figure for the specified period.

Revisions and Trends

  • Current Mean: The arithmetic mean of all current EPS (earnings per share) estimates received from analysts for the stated time period.
  • 7/30/60/90 Days Ago Mean: The arithmetic mean of all revised EPS (earnings per share) estimates received from analysts for the stated time period.
  • Up Revisions Last 7 Days: The total number of upward earnings estimates revisions received for the company during the last seven days.
  • Up Revisions Last 30 Days: The total number of upward earnings estimates revisions received for the company during the last 30 days.
  • Down Revisions Last 7 Days: The total number of downward earnings estimates revisions received for the company during the last seven days.
  • Up Revisions Last 30 Days: The total number of upward earnings estimates revisions received for the company during the last 30 days.

Recommendations (1.00 Strong Buy - 5.00 Sell):

  • Current Mean: The mean of all analysts' current recommendations.
  • Number of Brokers: The number of brokers contributing consensus earning estimates or recommendations for the specific quarter.
  • Industry Recommendation: The mean of all analysts' current recommendations for the company's industry group. Thomson Investors Network assigns each company to a Dow Jones industry group.
  • 7/30/60/90 Days Ago Mean: The mean of all analysts' recommendations 7/30/60/90 days ago.

Long Term Growth Rates:

  • Next 5 Yrs - Median: The median (middle) estimated 5-year growth rate above and below which lie an equal number of growth rates.
  • Number of Brokers: Number of brokers making growth rate estimate.
  • Industry Growth Rate: Estimated industry growth rate. Thomson Investors Network assigns each company to a Dow Jones industry group.
  • Next 5 Yrs - High: The highest of all individual broker growth rates received from analysts.
  • Next 5 Yrs - Low: The lowest of all individual broker growth rates received from analysts.
  • Last 5 Yrs: The company's 5-year historical growth rate in earnings. The 5-year trend growth in annual EPS for the company based on actual reported EPS data.

Comparative Estimates and Trends - Calendar Year:

  • Company: The arithmetic mean of all calendarized EPS (earnings per share) estimates received from analysts for the stated time period.
  • Current vs Yr Ago Change: For the current quarter, next quarter and current year, the percent change between the mean current calendarized estimated EPS and the calendarized actual EPS for the previous year. For the next calendar year, the percent change between the mean current calendarized estimated EPS and the calendarized estimated EPS for the previous year.
  • Industry: The arithmetic mean of all calendarized EPS (earnings per share) estimates received from analysts for the stated time period for the company's industry group. Thomson Investors Network assigns each company to a Dow Jones industry group.
  • Current vs Yr Ago Change: For the current quarter, next quarter and current year, the percent change between the mean current calendarized estimated EPS and the calendarized actual EPS for the previous year. For the next calendar year, the percent change between the mean current calendarized estimated EPS and the calendarized estimated EPS for the previous year. Thomson Investors Network assigns each company to a Dow Jones industry group.

Ratios Relative To:

  • P/E on Cal Yr Mean: The company's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio using the fiscal year earnings estimate in a calendarized format.
  • PEG on Cal Yr Mean: The company's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, based on a calendar year mean estimate, divided by the 5-year future earnings growth rate. There's a quick rule of thumb in investing: if the P/E ratio of a stock is equal to or greater than the stock's earnings growth rate, many investors believe the stock is fully valued. For example, if a stock has a P/E ratio of 15 and the earnings growth rate is expected to be 15% over the next five years, then the stock is considered, by many but not all, investors, to be fully valued. What many investors are looking for is a stock that has a P/E which is less than half the growth rate. In the above example that means, if the stock has a P/E of 15% and the growth rate is projected at 30%, then these investors would be excited about it but would want to investigate all the other important ratios before investing in the stock.