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Whisper number or forecast

Definition:

An unofficial earnings estimate of a company given to clients by a security analyst if there is more optimism or pessimism about earnings than shown in the published number. These are often found on the Internet.

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Stock buyback

A corporation's purchase of its own outstanding stock, usually in order to raise the company's earnings per share.

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