Consensus forecast

The mean of all financial analysts' forecasts for a company. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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consensus forecast UK US noun [C]
ECONOMICS, FINANCE a method of measuring how successful a company or the economy will be. A consensus forecast is calculated by dividing the scores given by experts and finding the average of those scores: »

Pre-tax profits for the bank were slightly better than consensus forecasts.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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