Company earnings guidance is a major factor that affects market sentiment and analyst ratings, and of course, the price of a company’s securities. Staying on top of this data is a crucial part of any investment or risk assessment.

The guidance data suite provides the investor with clarity on how a company expects to perform in the coming months, and its game plan for financial budgets. When looking for the right information to make an objective decision, the guidance breaks down the noise surrounding the company’s strategy.

Data field descriptions

ID Unique ID of the output
date Datestamp
time Timestamp of the announcement HH:MM:SS format
ticker Ticker symbol
exchange Exchange the security is traded on
name Company name of the security
period Fiscal period being reported (Full year or quarterly)
period_year Fiscal year being reported
prelim Preliminary Y/N
eps_guidance_est Forecasted profit or loss for the upcoming quarter
eps_guidance_max Maximum actual figure for the future eps
eps_guidance_min Minimum actual figure for the future eps
eps_guidance_prior_max YoY maximum figure that was projected a year prior
eps_guidance_prior_min YoY minimum figure that was projected a year prior
revenue_guidance_est Forecasted revenue range for the upcoming quarter
revenue_guidance_max Maximum actual figure for revenue guidance
revenue_guidance_min Minimum actual figure for revenue guidance
revenue_guidance_prior_max YoY maximum figure that was projected a year prior
revenue_guidance_prior_min YoY minimum figure that was projected a year prior
importance Importance of the action (scale of 0-5) 0 = least important
updated Last updated timestamp (UNIX)

Benzinga’s data samples are intended to provide a data sample large enough for testing data quality and application for the financial markets. These sample files demonstrate a sample of the formats and content that can be delivered.

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