No, Earnings Estimates Haven’t Been Lowered

This is an interesting earnings season because so many companies have been topping expectations. Doug Kass writes that the companies are beating expectations because expectations have been lowered. But Bespoke has the numbers and they show that expectations have actually been rising.

Just prior to the market lows in March, however, the net earnings revisions ratio began to tick higher. Earlier this summer, the earnings revisions ratio actually moved into positive territory, which meant anaysts were raising estimates for companies more than they were lowering them. Leading up to this earnings season, the percentage of companies raising estimates hit a two-year high.

Posted by on October 25th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

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