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How Crowdsourcing Is Democratizing The World Of Finance

DEC 19, 2014 BENZINGA

With crowdsourcing long being employed in the restaurant and travel sectors, Benzinga turns the focus on companies that have been able to use to practice in Finance. Estimize is one fintech startup that is working to democratize the wealth of information and make it available to all traders and investors.

US stocks join in global slide

DEC 9, 2014 FINANCIAL TIMES

In spite of recent weakness, the S&P 500 remains up just over 11% this year as a combination of an improving US economy and share buybacks that have boosted corporaate earnings. Profits at S&P 500 companies rose 11.7% last quarter from a year earlier, according to data from Estimize.

Third-quarter earnings ends with a whimper

DEC 8, 2014 FINANCIAL TIMES

Third-quarter US corporate earnings season officially drew to a close on Monday. Overall, earnings at S&P 500 companies in the quarter climbed 11.7 per cent from a year earlier, data from Estimize show, while revenues advanced 4.8 per cent.

Crude crash concerns

DEC 8, 2014 CNBC

Thomas Fross, Fross and Fross Wealth Management, is not concerned with the drop in crude oil prices. Dissecting market conditions, with JJ Kinahan, TD Ameritrade; Leigh Drogen, Estimize; and Rene Nourse, Ubran Wealth Management.

Crude crash concerns

DEC 8, 2014 CNBC

Thomas Fross, Fross and Fross Wealth Management, is not concerned with the drop in crude oil prices. Dissecting market conditions, with JJ Kinahan, TD Ameritrade; Leigh Drogen, Estimize; and Rene Nourse, Ubran Wealth Management.

How Wall Street Is Using Estimize

DEC 3, 2014 BENZINGA

Estimize started as a product for large quantitative hedgefunds, but now data from the crowd-sourced analytics provider is now being requested by discretionary traders, analysts, portfolio managers, bankers, investor relations departments and even corporations, according to founder and CEO Leigh Drogen. More than 5,000 individuals now contribute to the platform.

Priceline’s next potential buyout targets

DEC 2, 2014 MARKETWATCH

At The Wall Street Journal’s annual CEO Council meeting Priceline CEO, Darren Huston, said the company is open to acquisitions. “Currently, we’re showing three possible takeover targets for Priceline,” Christine Short, a senior vice president at financial estimates forecasting site Estimize, which launched the merger forecasting product Mergerize earlier this year, told MarketWatch. They are: Hotel Tonight, HomeAway and Vayable.

Ask Matt: Is earnings season over yet?

DEC 2, 2014 USATODAY

There are six companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 yet to report third-quarter profits, says earnings tracker Estimize. H&R Block will conclude earnings season when it reports on Monday, Dec. 8.

5 Things to Watch in the U.S. GDP Report

NOV 24, 2014 WSJ

Year-over-year corporate profits have been in a growth cycle since the start of 2012, and that trend is expected to continue in the third quarter. From a year earlier, profits have risen nearly 12% among firms included in the S&P 500 index, said Christine Short, senior vice president at forecasting site Estimize. The segment with the best growth? Retailers.

Is a market top setting up?

NOV 21, 2014 CNBC

Discussing the global moves in Friday's trading, and the impact to the U.S. market, with Hank Smith, Haverford Investments; John Wilson, Sprott Asset Management; Peter Cecchini, Cantor Fitzgerald; and Christine Short, Estimize.

Estimize Adds Analyst Confidence Score to Estimates Platform

NOV 17, 2014 INSIDE MARKET DATA

Crowd-sourced earnings estimates provider Estimize has rolled out a real-time tool that determines the probability of a participating analyst's estimate being accurate, both for individual estimates, and for their estimates at the industry, sector and global levels.

Crowd-Sourced Earnings Estimates Are More Accurate

NOV 13, 2014 WEALTHMANAGEMENT.COM

Estimize.com relies on crowdsourcing to estimate a public company’s quarterly earnings, and now wants to provide more transparency with a feature that evaluates individual estimates and rates each one based on accuracy.

Making sense of the corporate earnings season

NOV 12, 2014 MARKETWATCH

Crowdsourced estimates help to make sense of some of earnings season's biggest quandries. Adding an extra layer of clarity, Estimize.com is rolling out a predictive analytics system which will help predict the accuracy of an individual estimate and produce a rating in real time.

Gauging Sentiment and Value: Social Finance Tools Help Take the Market’s Temperature

NOV 11, 2014 VALUEWALK

For those interested in gauging consensus earnings expectations, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters have long been the “goto” source for financial forecasts generated by Wall Street analysts. A New York-based fintech company, Estimize, offers an alternative solution. The company crowdsources earnings forecasts on some 900 stocks.

Estimize Brings Crowd-Sourced Estimates to Excel

NOV 11, 2014 INSIDE MARKET DATA

Estimize has rolled out a plug-in for Microsoft Excel spreadsheets that allows clients to use the vendor's consensus earnings-per-share and revenue forecasts in their spreadsheet models.

Outlook for holiday sales

NOV 11, 2014 FOX BUSINESS NEWS - CLOSING BELL

Estimize Senior Vice President Christine Short gives her outlook for the holiday season’s retail winners and losers.

Tech giants' great race to space

NOV 11, 2014 CNBC BLOG

"The Google team understands better than anyone else that in order to 'organize the world's information,' space is going to be an increasingly important part of their business. It's easier to move information around in space, and far easier to capture information from space," said Leigh Drogen, CEO and co-founder of Estimize.com

Strong dollar is US companies' biggest concern: Estimize

NOV 5, 2014 CNBC EUROPE WORLDWIDE EXCHANGE

Christine Short, senior vice president at financial estimates platform Estimize says U.S. earnings season has been strong with six out of 10 sectors in the S&P expecting double digits...

Tesla Profit Exceeds Estimates...So Why Are Shares Down?

NOV 5, 2014 BLOOMBERG TV - STREET SMART

Tesla Motors Inc. rose after the carmaker led by Elon Musk reported third-quarter results that beat analysts’ estimates and trimmed its forecast for vehicle sales this year to 33,000 from 35,000. Estimize's Christine Short and Bloomberg's Cory Johnson and Matt Miller take a look at the numbers on "Street Smart."

IBM’s next pivot is into cybersecurity

NOV 5, 2014 MARKETWATCH

While investors may be concerned, this time around, at the pace of reinvention, IBM has over the years demonstrated a capacity to pivot in order to continue competing.

A Sprint turnaround will be tough: Estimize CEO Drogen

NOV 3, 2014 BLOOMBERG TV - STREET SMART

Sprint lost more customers than analysts projected as new CEO Marcelo Claure began to counter rivals’ escalating price cuts. As the company continues to lose money and subscribers, Sprint said it will cut about 2,000 more jobs. Estimize CEO Leigh Drogen and Bloomberg Intelligence's John Butler have more on "Street Smart."

Tech stocks ‘on a tear’ this earnings season

NOV 3, 2014 MARKETWATCH

The S&P 500 IT sector is expected to post earnings-per-share growth of 7.3% year-over-year, according to data provided by financial estimates platform Estimize. The strongest gain is likely to be in the Internet software and services segment, which is forecast to grow 21%.

Stock market's recovery is led by drugmakers

NOV 3, 2014 AP

About two-thirds of companies in the S&P 500 have now turned in results, and the health care industry is on track to have the best earnings growth, according to data from Estimize, a company that gathers forecasts from a range of financial professionals.

Is now the time to buy Twitter?

OCT 28, 2014 USATODAY

Twitter's profit matched official expectations, but investors were looking for a profit of 3 cents a share, as suggested by the Estimize consensus.

Enormous Earnings Week Ahead for Energy ETFs

OCT 27, 2014 ETF TRENDS

Earlier this month, Estimize data showed investors were expecting the energy sector to deliver the best EPS growth, but the worst revenue growth among the S&P 500 sectors

Earnings season scorecard

OCT 24, 2014 FBN - OPENING BELL WITH MARIA BARTIROMO

Estimize director Christine Short weighs in on U.S. earnings so far.

Estimize's Earnings Overview

OCT 23, 2014 CNBC - FAST MONEY HALFTIME

With more than a third of companies reporting earnings so far, Christine Short, Estimize senior vice president, discusses what strategies are working for companies.

Investing on Speculation

OCT 22, 2014 CNBC - CLOSING BELL

Leigh Drogen, Estimize CEO, discusses his "Mergerize" platform, and CNBC contributor Herb Greenberg, discuss if it is ever a good idea to invest in a company based on takeover speculation.

Digging Deeper Into Yahoo's Earnings

OCT 21, 2014 BLOOMBERG TV - ON THE MARKETS

Leigh Drogen, founder and CEO of Estimize, digs deeper into Yahoo's third-quarter earnings with Bloomberg's Julie Hyman on "Street Smart."

How will Marissa Mayer turn Yahoo around?

OCT 21, 2014 FOX BUSINESS NEWS - RISK & REWARD

Estimize CEO Leigh Drogen discusses his outlook for Yahoo and how the company should spend the money earned from the Alibaba IPO.

iPhone Demand Fuels Apple's Q4

OCT 21, 2014 FOX BUSINESS NEWS - RISK & REWARD

Wall Street Journal reporter Daisuke Wakabayashi and Estimize CEO Leigh Drogen discuss how iPhone demand speaks to the strength of their business.

Closing Bell Exchange: Ripe for correction

OCT 17, 2014 CNBC CLOSING BELL

Discussing if the correction has run its course, with John Manley, Wells Fargo Funds Management; Steve Parker, JPMorgan Private Bank; Christine Short, Estimize; and independent investment consultant David Darst.

Stocks nosedive as Wall Street briefly touches 8-month lows

OCT 15, 2014 USATODAY

Estimize forecasts third-quarter earnings for S&P 500 companies to come in at about 9%, which would represent solid growth. Still, improving economic outlook in Europe and China will be needed to support long-term market strength.

Will A Strong Dollar Hit US Earnings?

OCT 14, 2014 CNBC EUROPE WORLDWIDE EXCHANGE

Christine Short, vice president at Estimize, says the strengthening dollar should have little impact on U.S. earnings this earnings season and discusses which sectors should surprise to the upside.

Where to Profit This Earnings Season

OCT 11, 2014 BARRON'S

At Estimize, some 350,000 investors tune in for the revenue and earnings forecasts from about 5,000 contributors of estimates. “Our goal is to represent the true expectations of all market participants, not just sell-siders,” explains Estimize CEO Leigh Drogen.

Energy, Material ETFs Could Lead This Earnings Season

OCT 9, 2014 ETF TRENDS

Estimize believes that U.S. earnings growth will continue into Q3 and calculates a current aggregate estimate for the S&P 500 of 9.1%. Of the ten sectors, energy and materials are expected to lead, with growth projections of 14.6% and 12.7%, respectively.

Q2 earnings momentum will roll into Q3

OCT 8, 2014 BNN

Christine Short, Senior Vice President, Estimize expects the earnings momentum seen in the second-quarter to keep on rolling into the third quarter.

Where To Look For Earnings Action

OCT 7, 2014 USATODAY

Estimize, which polls a broader group of investors beyond analysts, sees S&P 500 profit jumping 9.1% in the quarter. These investors see energy and materials companies putting up big profit growth. Biotech is also strong. Biotech profit is expected to jump 34%, Estimize says.

Are Stocks a Trick or a Treat?

OCT 7, 2014 CNNMONEY

Heading into the third quarter earnings season, the stronger dollar should not be a problem for results, but is a big wild card going forward.

Why are sell-side stock market analysts so wrong?

OCT 7, 2014 CNBC TRADER TALK BLOG

Estimize does not rely solely on sell-side analysts; rather, they crowd-source company earnings estimates. They established an online community that allows many different types of investors to contribute forecasts: Buyside, individual traders, independent researchers, even students add their projections.

Q3 Leaders & Laggards

OCT 7, 2014 CNBC - SQUAWK ON THE STREET

Discussing earnings season and the Q3 earnings leaders, with Christine Short, Estimize.

Fintech reshapes Wall Street

SEP 2, 2014 CRAINS.COM

Estimize is part of a wave of fintech innovation in New York ushered in by the financial crisis.

CONTAGION: How M&A rumors take off

AUG 22, 2014 FORBES.COM

Talk of corporate takeovers is a constant in the stock market. Sometimes, that talk takes on a life of its own.

Using the Wisdom of the Crowd to Democratize Markets

AUG 1, 2014 WALL STREET JOURNAL

Ultimately, technology is making possible what hasn’t been. That is, free discussion, access and analysis of information. Some may see it as a threat to Wall Street, which has always charged for expert analysis. Really, though, these efforts are good for markets, which pride themselves on being fair and transparent.

Estimize's Data Licensing Deal with Bloomberg Validates Social Finance

APR 18, 2013 ADVANCEDTRADING.COM

Estimize, the crowdsourced earnings estimate data platform for buy side and independent analysts, signed a licensing agreement with Bloomberg to feature Estimize’s earnings data on more than 900 publically traded stocks over the Bloomberg Professional...

Bloomberg Terminals Get Estimized

APR 17, 2013 BLOGS.WSJ.COM

Estimize, the online platform that presents an alternative take on earnings estimates and research, got a big vote of confidence Wednesday from Bloomberg, as the market-data provider and the site announced a deal to integrate Estimize's data on...

Estimize Looks to Tap the Wisdom of the Buy Side Crowd

APR 2, 2013 ADVANCEDTRADING.COM

Buy side firms traditionally rely on sell side analysts for earnings estimates on public companies. But many people feel the sell side estimates have become commoditized, so they are looking for differentiated data. So, what if there was an...

A Better Earnings Estimate?

SEP 13, 2012 BLOGS.WSJ.COM

We as well as others have complained about the earnings estimate game the market plays, where Street analysts erect a low bar for companies to hurdle, executives clear it quarter after quarter, and stocks jump. So we were intrigued — albeit with s...

Stock Market Prediction Startup Estimize Raises 1.2M Series A

SEP 11, 2012 TECHCRUNCH.COM

Estimize, a site where users try to beat Wall Street analysts by accurately predicting public company earnings, has raised $1.2 million in Series A funding. The company was founded by Leigh Drogen, formerly of StockTwits. Drogen has described...

Beat Wall Street With Crowdsourced Earnings Estimates

SEP 11, 2012 FORBES.COM

Now 26, Drogen runs Estimize, a website that collects the wisdom of the crowd – professional analysts and basement-dwelling savants alike – to produce a crowdsourced whisper number that beats the Wall Street consensus 67% of the time.

New York's Tech Scene Heats Up

JUN 9, 2012 FORBES.COM

I enjoyed seeing former Wall Street analyst Leigh Drogen of Estimize, Inc. who very cleverly recognized the disparity between what the Street projected a company’s earnings to be, and what they ultimately were.

Estimize, an Earnings Crowd That Beats the Street

APR 23, 2012 BUSINESSWEEK.COM

Estimize is the brainchild of 26-year-old Chappaqua (N.Y.) native Leigh Drogen. The site invites anyone to contribute earnings estimates—including sell-side analysts at banks who make up the Wall Street consensus, their buy-side clients at hedge funds and

Barrons

APR 17, 2012 BLOGS.BARRONS.COM

Hedge funds with assets under management in the range of $2 billion to “around” $20 billion are now using data from Estimize.com. The site, whose self-described purpose is to “publish your view of where a company’s most important fundamental metrics are h

Estimize Takes Stock Gamification One Step Further With Challenges

APR 16, 2012 TECHCRUNCH.COM

Estimize is a startup trying to discover the true "whisper number" of public stocks — not just the official analyst consensus, but what Wall Street really believes. To make that happen, it's encouraging investors to post their own estimates — and...

Estimize, a More Honest Look at Earnings Estimates

DEC 7, 2011 BENZINGA.COM

Wall Street analysts are about to get some serious competition – you. After coming out of a beta with 250 individuals, Estimize is ready for primetime. The site is now open to the public, allowing anyone to sign up for free and begin participating in the

What is Estimize?



Estimize crowdsources corporate earnings and revenue estimates from the sell-side, the buy-side, as well as independent contributors such as academics, private investors, and students. By leveraging a larger and more diverse community of contributors than Wall Street, which includes only sell side expectations, Estimize has not only created a more representative data offering, but also a more accurate one.

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Christine Short

Christine Short

Director of Media and Public Relations

Christine is a corporate earnings expert, previously holding director-level roles at both Thomson Reuters and S&P Capital IQ. Her research uses fundamental data to determine the health of US companies and the broader economy, and has been widely featured by many top-tier media outlets.

Leigh Drogen

Leigh Drogen

Founder and CEO

Leigh is the founder and CEO of Estimize. Prior to founding Estimize, Leigh ran Surfview Capital, a New York based quantitative investment management firm trading medium frequency momentum strategies. He was also an early member of the team at StockTwits where he worked on product and business development. Leigh got his start in the institutional finance world as a quantitative analyst with Geller Capital, a White Plains-based hedge fund. He holds a B.A. in political science and economics with an emphasis on war theory from Hunter College in New York City.

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