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Financial Analyst

A person who researches and reports on the state of securities. An analyst uses technical or fundamental signals to determine which securities are likely to be profitable, and which are not. Financial analysts help persons and organizations in making investment decisions. See also: CFA.

financial analyst

A person with expertise in evaluating financial investments. Financial analysts, who serve as investment advisers and portfolio managers, use their training and experience to investigate risk and return characteristics of securities. Also called analyst, securities analyst. See also chartered financial analyst.
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According to stock analysts, stock market now depends on political development.
In summary, we suggest that stock analyst's reactions to international acquisitions will be affected by the acquiring firm's previous international acquisition experience, operating experience in the target country, and relatedness between the business lines of the parent and target.
As another ugly earnings-report season comes to an end, newspapers find themselves in a situation where they can please neither the dwindling corps of stock analysts still bothering with newspapers -- nor the active group of debt analysts who seemed to follow each newspaper company earnings conference call by downgrading its credit rating.
On the one hand, he says, "if a CEO relies too much on others to answer questions, it's the first hint that maybe they're not as involved in the business as we think." And, as Thomas Brown, a former bank stock analyst who now runs Second Curve Capital, a hedge fund that invests in financial services companies, says, "If a CEO doesn't have the bad news and we do, it's a sign of a big problem." At the very least, he says, "it indicates that bad news doesn't flow up to the top of the organization."
"Do you think anyone would be interested in a company with over $1.5 billion in debt?" asked a stock analyst. "It will be difficult to take over a company with that kind of debt."
''People are investing in the quality issues ahead,'' said Ricardo Lorayes, stock analyst at Unicapital Securities, adding that 1999 ''promises to be a much better year.'' The bulk of trade, he said, centered on 10 major issues, including San Miguel and Ayala Land, and some second-liners like Metro Pacific and D.M.
Stock Analyst, Zaheer Ahmed told that the pressure was seen in the local stock market due to profit-taking taken by the investors.
UK-based Barclays Plc (LSE: BARC) has announced that it has hired a stock analyst in Tokyo.
Traders are refraining from placing buy orders until the fate of the bailout package is made clear, said a stock analyst.
Jose Ricardo Garcia, stock analyst at Diversified Securities Inc., said profit-taking would probably set in once the index hit 1,700.
Stock Analyst, Ibrahim told Media that the process of smooth transfer of power had caused positive sentiment in the local stock market.
Stock Analyst, Ibrahim told that the buying in local stock market led the positive sentiments and helped the index to close at positive zone.