How to Profit From Revisions in Analysts' Earnings Estimates

    by Wayne A. Thorp

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    Earnings play a pivotal role in the long-term viability of a company, as well as its investment prospects. The market is forward-looking and stock prices are established, in part, on the basis of expectations for the company’s future. Over time, prices adjust as expectations change or are proven wrong.

    In short, while companies are often rewarded for having strong historical growth, changes in earnings expectations, no matter how slight, can have a significant impact on a stock’s price.

    What drives estimates?

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