Four versions of the consensus, hot off the analysts’ spreadsheets.
The June quarter’s results are largely baked in. Next Tuesday, the Street’s eyes will be on the Apple’s guidance for September.
Guide to the numbers:
- Visible Alpha: Gathered by a consortium of banks for their internal use and for selected clients.
- Estimize: Crowd-sourced site that invites anonymous estimates.
- Thomson Reuters: Average used by most public sites (e.g. Yahoo Finance).
- Apple 3.0: This site’s mix of pros and independents has out-performed Thomson Reuters for at least 10 quarters in a row. Plus, it names names (see Best and Worst).
Bottom line: Expectations are pretty low, which leaves room for surprise.
We’ll find out whose consensus was closest to the mark when Apple offers its Q3 results and Q4 guidance after the markets close Tuesday, July 30. I’ll be monitoring the earnings call with analysts and you can too. Click here for instructions.