Looking for a source of historical earnings with consensus estimates

Discussion in 'Strategy Development' started by cashonly, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. cashonly

    cashonly Bright Trading, LLC

    Does anyone know of a reasonably priced source of historical earnings that include:
    Stock Symbol
    Release Date
    Consensus Estimate EPS
    Actual EPS

    And it goes back 10+ years?

    I've looked at scraping some sites like briefing.com (no estimates for historical), yahoo (only go back 1 year), and a few others, but not much luck yet. I haven't delved too deeply into paid services yet.
     
  2. rmorse

    rmorse ET Sponsor

    Free: http://earnings.com/highlight.asp?client=cb
    Sponsored by Thomson Reuters, they also have pay services
     
  3. cashonly

    cashonly Bright Trading, LLC

    Unfortunately, they only go back 90 days. Do you have any info on their paid services? I sent an e-mail, but have no response yet.
     
  4. rmorse

    rmorse ET Sponsor

    Really, I just looked at Citibank (C), and they went back to 1999.
     
  5. cashonly

    cashonly Bright Trading, LLC

    OK, I had been looking at the daily calendars, and you can only get a calendar of all stocks for the past 90 days.

    I did look at C per your recommendation. While the list goes back to 99, after April 05, the estimate data is all "n/a".

    Not as far back as I'd like, but better than anything else I've found, so thank you for that!
     
  6. rmorse

    rmorse ET Sponsor

    I guess free services offer just a taste. You'll have to call the company for more data pricing.
     
  7. cashonly

    cashonly Bright Trading, LLC

    Thanks, I'll check them out
     
  8. I'm too looking for earnings history, but only the dates of earnings releases.

    I tried that earnings.com place, it looks promising, but I don't see how one can scrape their screen, the dates are mixed with a lot of other stuff.

    Have you tried to parse it? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    BTW, that other site - starmine.com - now is a part of Thomson as well.
     
  9. cashonly

    cashonly Bright Trading, LLC

    You can probably just use excel data features to open it in excel, then do a macro to to run thru the date column and pull the crap out of the dates.
     
    #10     Aug 2, 2011