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Analysts cut earnings estimate for Asian companies for fifth straight month

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They lowered their estimates by 3.8 percent at end-June, after cutting their forecasts by 4.5 percent in May.

Analysts cut earnings estimate for Asian companies for fifth straight month
Analysts cut their forward 12-month earnings estimates for Asian companies for a fifth consecutive month in June, citing the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
They lowered their estimates by 3.8 percent at end-June, after cutting their forecasts by 4.5 percent in May.
"Consensus estimates do not point to a return to pre-crisis EPS levels until the third quarter of 2021. And even this estimate is highly uncertain," said Daniel Morris, senior investment strategist at BNP Paribas Asset Management, referring to earnings per share (EPS).
"The timing of a vaccine is the most important factor determining how quickly companies can return to pre-crisis activity levels."
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