Where should I get earnings announcement date info? I/B/E/S or compustat?
Posted: 26 December 2013 04:49 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Dear Joost:

I am computing ERC. I found that the earnings announcement date are also available in I/B/E/S detail file as well.

Where do people usually get earnings announcement date information?

I find that I/B/E/S has some missing values for actual announcement date. Is it better to obtain the date information from Compustat?

Thank you,

Anna

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Posted: 26 December 2013 08:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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hi Anna,

I believe IBES is better; I would use Compustat data to fill missing data in IBES. You could ‘flag’ them, and see if it matters for your analyses.

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Posted: 26 December 2013 11:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Dear Joost:

Thank you so much for your reply!

Happy new year!

Anna

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Posted: 26 December 2013 11:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks! You too!! smile

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