...I realize there's a lot more to valuing a company then its prospective earnings over the next few quarters - in particular a company such as ETM.
But, anyone out there familiar enuf with the sector enuf to know if the estimates of thirty-three cents/share for each of the next two quarters are attainable. And if so, why are these quarters so seasonably strong? They just seem so ridiculously high for the stock price, I'm wondering if the .33 estimate is really .033.
I bought some cheap and sold after recent earnings (too early) for a nice ride. I just bought some back.
Earnings won't be for a while. But jeeze, if the .33/share estimate is for real, and they hit that, or even one-half that, heck even one-third that, ETM could soar.
Are these: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ae?s=ETM the estimates to which you refer? With an ego as vast as mine, I had not bothered to check what actual experts thought the earnings might be, but I continue to hold a little over 162 shares, neither buying nor selling. I intend to be very, very stubborn in this position--reckless, in fact!--either going down with the ship or enjoying dividends into my old age.