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Q: Yahoo analyst estimates ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Yahoo analyst estimates
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: stockoz-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 29 Dec 2005 14:57 PST
Expires: 28 Jan 2006 14:57 PST
Question ID: 611075
I am looking for an archive of Yahoo analyst estimates every month for
the last 5-10 yrs.
As the above eg. shows for this month, I am looking to find if there
is any free or paid service that would provide me this data for all
S&P stocks or most of it for the last 5-10 yrs.


Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 03 Jan 2006 11:07 PST
As far as I know, the estimates are only sporadically available for a
few scattered months over the past few years.

For instance, here are the Oct 2003 estimates for MSFT:

Earnings Est Current Qtr Next Qtr Current Year Next Year 
Avg. Estimate      0.29 0.28            1.11 1.21 
No. of Analysts       30 29               34 22 
Low Estimate       0.24 0.26            1.04 1.09 
High Estimate      0.30 0.30            1.17 1.29 
Year Ago EPS       0.28 0.27            1.05 1.11 
Next Earnings Date: 23-Oct-03 

Other MSFT datea available are Dec 2003, Feb 2004 and Feb 2005.

Would that sort of rather limited history be of any use?


Clarification of Question by stockoz-ga on 03 Jan 2006 16:37 PST
Thanks Pafalafa,
How many stocks do you have this data for. I am planning to do a
statistical analysis on this data for investment purposes and am
looking for atleast 500 data points.

Let me know if this helps. Please feel free to contact me for clarifications.


Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 03 Jan 2006 17:43 PST

The data is there for just about any major stock symbol.

The information comes from the Internet Archives, which keeps a
massive archive of historical internet pages.

The data for Microsoft, for instance, are here:*/

Change the MSFT in the url to any other stock symbol -- particularly
for major companies -- and you'll see what's available for the symbol
you choose.

Let me know if that does the trick for you.


Clarification of Question by stockoz-ga on 04 Jan 2006 07:09 PST
That works for me. Are there any other data source or similar tricks
where I'd find some data going back 5 yrs. In any case, thats a great
starting point for me. I am excited.

Subject: Re: Yahoo analyst estimates
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 04 Jan 2006 07:21 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Great!  Glad to hear that works so well for you.

As for other types of data, it all depends what you're after.

I am not aware of any sources of historical analyst estimates, other
than the one I provided.

Yahoo has a good tool for historical price information, as you can see here:

Again, just change the symbol in the URL for any other stock of interest.

Let me know if there's anything else you need on this one.


search strategy -- Used bookmarked sites for financial information
stockoz-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
The trick provided was great. I'll use the web archive resource you
suggested for my research. Thanks.

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