###### Earnings

- The Institutional Brokers' Estimate System (I/B/E/S) is a service founded by the New York brokerage firm Lynch, Jones & Ryan and Technimetrics, Inc. I/B/E/S began collecting earnings estimates for U.S. companies around 1976 and used the raw data to calculate statistical time series for each company. (wikipedia.org)
- The data subsequently was used as the basis for articles in academic finance journals attempting to demonstrate that changes in consensus earnings estimates could identify opportunities to capture excess returns in subsequent periods. (wikipedia.org)
- After starting with annual earnings estimates and estimates of "Long Term Growth, the database later was expanded to include quarterly earnings estimates. (wikipedia.org)
- There are two versions of the I/B/E/S earnings estimate history, Summary and Detail: The Summary History consists of a snapshot of the consensus level data taken monthly. (wikipedia.org)
- The U.S. edition covers reported earnings estimates and results since January 1976, while the international starts in 1987. (wikipedia.org)
- The Detail History (Analyst Earnings Estimate History) is a timeline of individual analysts' earnings forecasts (daily records at the analyst level). (wikipedia.org)

###### maximum likelihood

- A quasi-maximum likelihood estimate (QMLE, also known as a pseudo-likelihood estimate or a composite likelihood estimate) is an estimate of a parameter θ in a statistical model that is formed by maximizing a function that is related to the logarithm of the likelihood function, but is not equal to it. (wikipedia.org)
- In contrast, the maximum likelihood estimate maximizes the actual log likelihood function for the data and model. (wikipedia.org)
- It is less efficient than the maximum likelihood estimate, but may only be slightly less efficient if the quasi-likelihood is constructed so as to minimize the loss of information relative to the actual likelihood. (wikipedia.org)
- Standard approaches to statistical inference that are used with maximum likelihood estimates, such as the formation of confidence intervals, and statistics for model comparison, can be generalized to the quasi-maximum likelihood setting. (wikipedia.org)

###### uncertainty

- Estimating: the science of uncertainty. (pmi.org)
- Basis of Estimate and estimate of uncertainty in cost estimate" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)

###### stochastic

- The U.S. Department of Energy and many others use a system of five classes of estimates: Methods used to prepare the estimates range from stochastic or judgment at early definition to deterministic at later definition. (wikipedia.org)

###### Accurate

- Serum creatinine values obtained while kidney function is changing will not provide accurate estimates of kidney function. (nih.gov)
- Intercensal estimates are considered to be more accurate than postcensal estimates, because they approximated between two dates with the exact figure (accounting for errors) being known and being considered factual. (wikipedia.org)

###### Determine

- These calculations formulate a Basis of Estimate which is, when completed, a number that can be used to determine the ability of the firm or company to carry out the project, or used as a tool in competing for a contract bid or otherwise proposing the project to another. (wikipedia.org)

###### consistent

- As long as the quasi-likelihood function that is maximized is not oversimplified, the QMLE (or composite likelihood estimate) is consistent and asymptotically normal. (wikipedia.org)

###### consequences

- In many cases inaccurate estimates are little more than an annoyance, but when large projects overrun their estimates, it can have disastrous consequences. (pmi.org)

###### report

- As described in the Overview chapter of this report, these estimates depend upon a broad set of demographic, economic , and programmatic factors. (ssa.gov)
- The report comes the day after the government's nuclear officials doubled the estimate of how much radiation leaked from the plant. (telegraph.co.uk)
- The report said twice as much radiation may have been released as earlier estimated. (telegraph.co.uk)
- NKDEP also encourages clinical laboratories to routinely estimate GFR and report the value when serum creatinine is measured for patients 18 and older, when appropriate and feasible. (nih.gov)

###### quantity

- The third feature is that each attribute possesses an uncertain quantity, which can be estimated. (pmi.org)

###### technique

- Consensus estimate is a technique for designing truthful mechanisms in a prior-free mechanism design setting. (wikipedia.org)

###### important

- Caution: It is important to know the method used to measure creatinine in a blood, serum, or plasma sample, as it will affect the formula for estimating GFR in children. (nih.gov)

###### last

- The Agriculture Department said today that 1988 winter wheat production is estimated at 1.62 billion bushels, up 4 percent from last year's harvest of 1.56 billion bushels. (nytimes.com)
- Officials said the average yield, based on indications as of May 1, was estimated at 40.7 bushels an acre, compared with last year's 39.8 bushels. (nytimes.com)
- An analogous estimate would be the estimated date of confinement for a pregnant woman based on her last menstrual period. (nih.gov)

###### year

- For the year 2000, there were an estimated 9 million new osteoporotic fractures, of which 1.6 million were at the hip, 1.7 million were at the forearm and 1.4 million were clinical vertebral fractures. (iofbonehealth.org)
- If the estimated trust fund ratio is at least 100 percent at the beginning of the projection period, the test requires that it remain at or above 100 percent throughout the 10-year period. (ssa.gov)
- Estimate (foaled 4 April 2009) is an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse who won the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot as a three-year-old. (wikipedia.org)
- Estimate started her three-year-old career in a twelve furlong maiden at Salisbury. (wikipedia.org)
- Estimate remained in training as a five-year-old, with the Gold Cup as her objective. (wikipedia.org)
- China 1% Survey (全国1％人口抽样调查) 5 years after each census samples 1% of the population to produce population estimates between official 10 year censuses. (wikipedia.org)
- Depending on the context, the forward estimates period can refer to the three years following the budget year or the four years inclusive of the budget year. (wikipedia.org)

###### actual

- Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) calculated using either the MDRD Study equation or the CKD-EPI equation is an estimate of GFR, not the actual GFR. (nih.gov)

###### Economy

- Most of the countries also mandate an update or series of updates to the Estimates to account for changes in the economy or in government policy. (wikipedia.org)

###### Levels

- Calculate estimated GFR (eGFR) from serum creatinine levels to assess kidney function. (nih.gov)
- The American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) defines estimate levels in the reverse order as Level 1 - Order (Range) of Magnitude, Level 2 - Schematic/Conceptual Design, Level 3- Design Development, Level 4 - Construction Document, and Level 5 - Bid. (wikipedia.org)
- The "forward estimates" system evolved in Australia from the late 1970s through the 1980s and is used at both the Federal and State levels. (wikipedia.org)

###### allows

- In the case of digital goods, using this consensus-estimate allows us to attain at least 1/3.39 of the optimal profit, even in worst-case scenarios. (wikipedia.org)

###### affect

- Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million women worldwide - approximately one-tenth of women aged 60, one-fifth of women aged 70, two-fifths of women aged 80 and two-thirds of women aged 90 ( 240 ). (iofbonehealth.org)
- There may also be other expectations for the estimate which are not specific requirements, but may affect the perceived quality of the estimate. (wikipedia.org)

###### changes

- These estimates assume that there are no changes in the statutory provisions and regulations under which the OASDI program currently operates. (ssa.gov)

###### regular

- Saddler's Rock led the race for the first few furlongs, with Estimate, ridden by regular jockey Ryan Moore, near also near the front. (wikipedia.org)
- Some nations produce regular intercensal estimates while others do not. (wikipedia.org)
- Japan releases regular annual intercensal estimates for all prefectures and cities, every October. (wikipedia.org)

###### form

- A good faith estimate, referred to as a GFE, was a standard form that (prior to 2015) had to be provided by a mortgage lender or broker in the United States to a consumer, as required by the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). (wikipedia.org)
- A good faith estimate (or a loan estimate) is a standard form intended to be used to compare different offers (or quotes) from different lenders or brokers. (wikipedia.org)