Consensus Estimate Disperison

“The average dispersion of analyst earnings estimates for companies in S&P 500 Index fell to 7% for the fourth quarter, from 8% in the previous quarter, its most clustered around the consensus earnings-per-share estimate since 1986. The long term average is 18%. That suggests analysts are more reluctant to diverge from the pack than having any strong convictions about earnings.” (Bofa Merrill Lynch)

Consesus Estimate Dispersion

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