Institutional Brokers' Estimate System - IBES


DEFINITION of 'Institutional Brokers' Estimate System - IBES'

A system that gathers and compiles the different estimates made by stock analysts on the future earnings for the majority of U.S. publicly traded companies.

BREAKING DOWN 'Institutional Brokers' Estimate System - IBES'

The IBES is a central location whereby investors are able to research the different analyst estimates for any given stock without necessarily searching for each individual analyst.

  1. Consensus Estimate

    A figure based on the combined estimates of the analysts covering ...
  2. Earnings Estimate

    An analyst's estimate for a company's future quarterly or annual ...
  3. Earnings Surprise

    Occurs when a company's reported quarterly or annual profits ...
  4. Analyst

    A financial professional who has expertise in evaluating investments ...
  5. Earnings Recast

    The act of amending and re-releasing a previously released earnings ...
  6. Earnings

    The amount of profit that a company produces during a specific ...
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