Definition of Whisper number:
An unpublished opinion within the investment community about a companys forthcoming earnings. Whisper numbers can mirror or contrast substantially with published analyst estimates.
A whisper number refers to the purported, unofficial and unpublished earnings per share (EPS) forecasts that are believed to circulate among professionals on Wall Street. In this context, whisper numbers were believed to generally reserved for the favored (wealthy) clients of a brokerage.
A whisper number can also refer to a company's forecasted future earnings or revenues according to the collective expectations of individual investors. In this sense, a whisper number would be compiled by a website polling its visitors. Individuals come up with a whisper number using their own analyses of company financials, market trends and gut feelings.
Meaning of Whisper number & Whisper number Definition