Answered By: Valerie Weis
Last Updated: Feb 06, 2020     Views: 1624

Analyst reports contain advice on whether to buy or sell the securities of specific companies or industries. They are produced by research analysts employed by firms that may have an interest in selling securities; however, they can provide a useful model to students in understanding how investment professionals analyze an industry and what data points they find of most interest. The databases listed below contain analyst reports and other data used for company and industry research.

  • Emerging Market Information System (EMIS): Once in a country's page in the database, click "Industry" and then select "Industry Research" to see whether any investment bank analyst reports are available.
  • Capital IQ and S&P Global Market Intelligence both contain a number of investment reports. Register for these databases using your Harvard email address. Use the same password for both databases.
  • FactSet: Platform used to analyze financial data from global equity and fixed income markets.