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  • fundahmental fundahmental Oct 17, 2012 9:28 PM Flag

    New Math

    Hmm, all the longs on the board, t.v. talking heads, and analyst (in notes from articles on Yahoo) would suggest that this is an outstanding quarter and that the guidance is awesome.
    I guess Earnings Whisper got it wrong when they forecasted their EPS whisper number of 0.58 cents vs 0.55 cents (actual). And I guess I'm wrong when I get a 5.2% earnings miss, based on the whisper number.
    Seems like 36 analyst got it wrong too, when they forecasted much higher guidance:
    Next Qtr EPS: 0.57 midpoint (per EBAY) versus 0.68 (analysts est.) or a 17% miss.
    FY EPS: 1.97 (EBAY) versus 2.34 (analysts) , or a miss of 16% (both Q and FY based on Yahoo data).
    I've got nothing against longs, but I just don't get the math. What am I missing?

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