Zillow Inc. Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Zillow Inc. (NASDAQ:Z) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.

Zillow Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of 3 cents per share, a wider loss from the year-earlier quarter net loss of one cent. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from a loss of 4 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at a loss of 3 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of 5 cents per share, a spike from net loss of 9 cents last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company will look to avoid falling below estimates this quarter after beating forecasts last quarter. Last quarter, it beat expectations as it reported profit of 5 cents versus a mean estimate of net income of one cent.

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Analyst Ratings: Optimism surrounds Zillow, as two analysts rate it as a buy, one rates it as a sell, and two rate it as a hold.

Stock Price Performance: Between December 12, 2011 and February 9, 2012, the stock price had risen $8.46 (35.5%), from $23.84 to $32.30. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 22, 2011 and August 31, 2011, when shares rose for eight straight days, increasing 55.2% (+$13.22) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 15, 2011 and November 25, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight days, dropping 23.3% (-$6.86) over that span.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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