Larocque work published in Management Science

Author: Lorie Marsh

Stephannie Larocque's latest research, “Filling in the GAAPs in Individual Analysts’ Street Earnings Forecasts” was accepted by Management Science. A short abstract is below:
Analysts’ street earnings forecasts are an important source of market information that are sometimes based on GAAP earnings and sometimes based on non-GAAP earnings. In their paper, “Filling in the GAAPs in individual analysts’ street earnings forecasts,” the researchers examine the implications of variation across analysts in the earnings metric they forecast (i.e., GAAP vs. non-GAAP) for the same firm/quarter. They find that differences in the earnings metric forecasted is an important source of variation that predicts not only a lower earnings surprise but also lower stock returns and a lower earnings response.