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

IDUnique ID of the output
dateDatestamp
timeTimestamp of the announcement HH:MM:SS format
tickerTicker symbol
exchangeExchange the security is traded on
nameCompany name of the security
periodFiscal period being reported (Full year or quarterly)
period_yearFiscal year being reported
prelimPreliminary Y/N
eps_guidance_estForecasted profit or loss for the upcoming quarter
eps_guidance_maxMaximum actual figure for the future eps
eps_guidance_minMinimum actual figure for the future eps
eps_guidance_prior_maxYoY maximum figure that was projected a year prior
eps_guidance_prior_minYoY minimum figure that was projected a year prior
revenue_guidance_estForecasted revenue range for the upcoming quarter
revenue_guidance_maxMaximum actual figure for revenue guidance
revenue_guidance_minMinimum actual figure for revenue guidance
revenue_guidance_prior_maxYoY maximum figure that was projected a year prior
revenue_guidance_prior_minYoY minimum figure that was projected a year prior
importanceImportance of the action (scale of 0-5) 0 = least important
updatedLast 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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