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MergentOnline: A Guide to Finding Company Information: Earnings Estimates

One in a series of guides to help you get the most out of this database

Here on the  Earnings Estimates page, you will find data of interest to investors. Under Broker Summary, you see the number of investment analysts covering the company and the number making buy, sell, and hold recommendations. Below that is an estimate of earnings per share growth, forward price/earnings and price/earnings to growth. Next is the average target price of the stock, along with the number of times the target has been lowered or raised.

Following that is a chart tracking estimates for earnings per share, revenue, and EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization) backwards two years and forwards three years. If you click on Detailed, the chart expands... include more detailed data and estimates for earnings per share, dividend per share, cash flow per share, and sales. Finally, this is followed by... 

...operating profit, EBITDA, net debt, and pre-tax profit.