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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
Analysts'' estimates for earnings per share from continuing operations, adjusted to exclude extraordinary items. Wall Street can inflict severe punishment on companies that don''t measure up to analysts'' expectations.Quarter and Fiscal Year EPS Estimates are what analysts expect the company to earn per share for the next fiscal quarter or year. Compared with earnings for the year-ago period, this is a useful indicator not only of the company''s ability to turn a profit, but of how fast it is growing.