Estimates of future company reported earnings per share, for an upcoming quarter, fiscal year or long-term earnings growth rate. Consensus earnings estimates are the average expectations of professional analysts. If a stock fails to match earnings estimates, it usually gets creamed. That's called a "negative surprise." If a company "beats" estimates it's called an "upside surprise."
5 Top Stock Gainers for Thursday: Marin Software, Tesla, Eli Lilly
Marin Software, Tesla, Eli Lilly, Accenture and Trade Desk are five top stock gainers for Thursday.