what does an equity research analyst do

What Does An Equity Research Analyst Do?

What Does An Equity Research Analyst Do?

what does an equity research analyst do

The role of an Equity Research Analyst involves analyzing a firm’s past and current performance to make predictions for their prospective future. This entails assessing stocks, bonds, and financial statements to create an unbiased and factual report. Any information that measures a company’s success is required for this analysis. Creating this report involves understanding the company’s finances, current market trends, stocks, as well current and future debt.

The individual researching and writing a report must be analytical and critical-thinking. He or she must also be an excellent writer, reader, and researcher.

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Using past stock price data, events from previous fiscal years, KNOLSKAPE has developed eValuation, a cutting-edge software that helps simulate a year in the life of an Analyst who is tasked with making stock recommendations of certain companies from a pre-assigned industry. Learners are rewarded for their decisions based on the returns they provide to their investors and the accuracy of their Buy / Sell / Hold calls. Financial statements and news events that appear from time-to-time keep learners engaged and under pressure to make the right decisions.

eValuation helps deliver the following learning outcomes:

1) Interpret a firm’s financial statements to understand impact on its stock price

2) Discern between high and low impact news events that can cause major fluctuations in a firm’s stock price.

3) Use different valuation methods such as discounted cash flow and price-to-earnings ratio to accurately value the company and at arrive at useful recommendations for virtual investors.


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