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Earnings Estimates are forecasts issued by Equity Analysts for key data points, mainly for the Profit and Loss, Sales and EPS. A more comprehensive forecast could include Balance Sheet and Cash Flow data.

Equity Analysts will issue their forecasted Earnings Estimates for the Companies that they follow. The most common data points issued include Sales, Net Income, EPS, Dividend per Share, Cash Flow per Share and Book Value per Share. Collectively, the Earnings Estimates from the various Analysts are aggregated and the Mean of the Estimates and the Mean rate of growth are calculated. From this several key Valuation Ratios can be calculated, Price / Sales per Share, PE Ratio, Dividend Yield and Price / Cash Flow per Share. Ratio analysis is typically a comparison of a Company’s current Ratio versus its historical mean or versus a Sector Mean and against the Index. Equity Analysts are typically organised by Sector.


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