BlackBerry (BBRY +2.8%) rallies on a down day after several analysts forecast the company will...

|About: BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY)|By:, SA News Editor

BlackBerry (BBRY +2.8%) rallies on a down day after several analysts forecast the company will top an FQ1 EPS consensus of $0.06 when it reports on Friday, but reiterate neutral ratings. UBS (Neutral and $0.10 forecast) expects FQ1 BB10 shipments to total 3.7M with the help of channel fill (echoes of BMO). William Blair (Market Perform and $0.13) forecasts 3.3M BB10 sales thanks to "pent-up demand" from BlackBerry's base, but also says "checks suggest BlackBerry remains an afterthought in most stores." Goldman (Neutral and $0.16) forecasts 3.5M BB10 sales thanks to "a good start" for the Q10, but is "well below consensus" starting in FQ3.