Four versions of the consensus, hot off the analysts’ spreadsheets.
The September quarter’s results are largely baked in. Next Wednesday, the Street’s eyes will be on the Apple’s guidance for the Christmas quarter.
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 11 quarters in a row. Plus, it names names (see Best and Worst
We’ll find out whose consensus was closest to the mark when Apple offers its fiscal Q4 results and Q1 2020 guidance after the markets close Wednesday, Oct. 30. I’ll be monitoring the earnings call with analysts and you can too. Click here for instructions.