T. Rowe Price Group (Nasdaq: TROW) is expected to report Q3 earnings around Oct. 24. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict T. Rowe Price Group's revenues will grow 12.5% and EPS will grow 16.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $764.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.83.

Revenue details
Last quarter, T. Rowe Price Group reported revenue of $736.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $713.7 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.79. GAAP EPS of $0.79 for Q2 were 3.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.76 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 61.3%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 44.5%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 28.1%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.02 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.25.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 372 members out of 399 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 113 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 106 give T. Rowe Price Group a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on T. Rowe Price Group is outperform, with an average price target of $65.97.

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