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Need an analyst report on a stock you are researching, but not sure how to get it? The Douglas & Judith Krupp library carries reports from 4 leading business publishers that can be accessed through the Articles & Databases link on the library website. All of these reports include a written assessment of the stock, key financial data and ratios, a beta and volatility measurement, and a buy/sell/hold recommendation, as well as unique value-added information. Check the date of the report to ensure timeliness. These are subscription services, so off-campus access will require typing in your name and 14-digit barcode # (located above the bars on your Bryant ID) to identify you as affiliated with Bryant. The 4 leading sources for investment reports include:
- Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage
To access the Standard & Poor’s Stock Report on a specific company, select Companies from the tab at the top of the page. On the displayed page, select Stock Reports from the drop down box located under Resources. Most reports include a one page Sub-Industry Outlook at end.
- Morningstar Investment Research Center
Under the Stocks image, click on the entry for Stock Analyst Reports. Select your stock(s) from an alphabetical listing an then click on the underlined company name to view the full report. Each report includes a Bulls Say and Bears Say section highlighting important considerations to be aware of before deciding on a move.
- Value Line Research Center
Click on the Look Up Company link on the left banner and search for your company of interest by ticker or name. If the Value Line analysts have covered your stock, you will be provided with access to a pdf and html copy of their one page report. Value Line provides an estimate of 5 years out for critical ratios such as annual and relative P/E and average annual dividend yield.
- Mergent Online
Search the database by company name or ticker and then click on the retrieved entry. To access the Mergent Equity Reports, click on the TearSheets tab on the top menu and select Equity Reports. Mergent analysts provide an in-depth graphical representation of the price performance, earnings momentum, and price momentum.
These subscription reports have a consistent reputation for quality in performance. Free reports that vary in the amount of data and information they provide can also be found at the following:
- Yahoo Finance at http://finance.yahoo.com
- MarketWatch at http://www.marketwatch.com
- CNNMoney.com at http://money.cnn.com