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Business Research: Analyst Reports

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2021 12:58 PM

What are analyst reports?

Analyst Reports are reports on companies written by financial analysts. These reports can provide useful information about a company that might not otherwise be available in articles or other overviews.

Researchers should always keep in mind that because analyst reports represent an analyst's subjective view, it can be tricky to evaluate a report for value, accuracy, and reliability. Understanding any conflicts of interest and unique terminology of the firm providing the report is essential.

The SEC provides an excellent guide to Analyzing Analyst Recommendations on their website.

Where can I find analyst reports?

S&P NetAdvantage

  1. From the S&P homepage, navigate to Research in the top menu.NetAdvantage Menu
  2. Enter the name or ticker symbol of the company you are researching and hit search to view results.NetAdvantage Research Tab
  3. To view the report, select the PDF icon in the last column.

Business Insights: Essentials

  1. From homepage, go to Companies >> Investment Reports on the main menu.Business Insights Menu
  2. Use the search box in the left-hand column to search by company name or ticker symbol.Business Insights Investment Report search
  3. Select the company from the results to view corresponding reports. All reports will be in PDF format.Business Essential Analyst Report Results

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