EXCLUSIVE: Three versions of the consensus, hot off the analysts’ spreadsheets.
Stock buybacks and easy compares make for estimates of double-digit EPS growth, especially in the March quarter.
- 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 a dozen quarters in a row. Plus, it names names (see Best and Worst archives).
We’ll find out whose consensus was closest to the mark when Apple offers its fiscal Q1 2020 results and Q2 guidance after the markets close Tuesday, Jan. 28. I’ll be monitoring the earnings call with the analysts and you can too. Click here for instructions.