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FactSet's Research Desk complements FactSet-sourced data with thought leadership, commentary, and research reports. Our contributors are sourced daily in leading industry media, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, CNBC, TheStreet, and more. Research Desk reports, along with daily content on a wide range of relevant topics, are available on FactSet Insight.

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Companies and Earnings

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Earnings Insight

Weekly in-depth look at earnings trends of companies in the S&P 500 index.

  • Key metrics to analyze corporate revenues and earnings using FactSet Estimates
  • Extensive historical data from FactSet Market Aggregates on sector- and index-level valuations
  • Comparison of annual estimates from industry analysts (bottoms-up) relative to strategists (top-down) at the index-level

Targets and Ratings: U.S.

Quarterly examination of the trends in target prices and recommendations for companies in the S&P 500 index.

  • Aggregate data on the number of buy, hold, and sell ratings at the sector and index level
  • A breakdown of companies with the highest percentages of buy, hold, and sell ratings
  • A comparison of the aggregate, index-level target price from industry analysts relative to the mean target price from strategists
  • A look at companies with the highest percentage of upside or downside differences between their mean target and closing price

Guidance Quarterly

Analysis of EPS and sales guidance trends for companies in the S&P 500 index.

  • Aggregate sector-level and historical data on EPS and sales guidance for the current quarter, prior quarter, and current year
  • A comparison of EPS guidance to estimated and actual earnings at the company- and sector-level
  • An analysis of price performance of companies issuing EPS guidance

IPO Quarterly

Quarterly review of initial public offerings on United States exchanges.

  • Analysis of aggregate IPO volume and gross proceeds
  • A breakdown of IPO trends at the sector, industry, and company-level
  • A look at the top performing IPOs and the largest first day gainers

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