How to Know When Earnings Are Coming Out
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So here are some really cool tools to find out when your company’s earnings are coming out and what the projections are. So one tool I like to use a lot is a website called earningswhispers.com.
Go to the website and it looks like this. If you want to find out when a company you’re following’s next earnings report is going to be, this is the best place to do it. It tells you the date of the report, and it also tells you what the whisper number is.
The best way to think of the whisper number is the unofficial and unpublished earnings forecast for the next quarter that’s so-called whispered among Wall Street professionals. It’s usually a little bit different than the published earnings forecast.
So let’s take a look at a company. Go to the box on the right, and type in a symbol. I’m going to look up Diamond Offshore right here. Then click Get, and here’s what comes up.
It tells you what the consensus estimate is. That’s all of the analysts averaged together, what their estimate is for the quarter—66-cents—and then here’s the so-called whisper number—71-cents. So apparently Wall Street professionals seem to think earnings are going to beat the forecast.
The release date is February 9th, 2015, before the open. And it’s confirmed. That means the company has acknowledged that this is the official release date, and this is the official release time.
There’s also some other interesting information on the page: expected growth and earnings. This is a minus-31% expected annual earnings growth. And so forth.
You can even see analysts’ recommendations, their target levels, where certain options are trading, and other information.
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