Broker reports: finding reports
Whether you need to access research reports for your projects, or to gather information about a particular company prior to a job interview, we have a range of databases that will give you access to the broker reports you need.
The following three databases have plenty of broker reports for you:
- Investext: access to the most recent reports only
- J.P. Morgan Research: coverage is 2011 to current with a one-week embargo
- Bloomberg: Use the RES code to access the Bloomberg Research page
Please note there's no remote access to Bloomberg but you can use one of the four dedicated terminals available in the Information Centre.
Bloomberg: exporting data
So you're finding data in Bloomberg and automatically looking like one of the coolest researchers in the School, but now you need to use that data in your research or take it away to analyse. No problem. You can export data directly from Bloomberg or from within Excel.
It is possible to export data from within Bloomberg either as an image (jpeg, png or pdf) of what you are seeing on screen or as raw data into Excel. How to do this changes from screen to screen but look out for 'Output', 'Edit', or 'Export' menus.
It is also possible to export data using the Bloomberg Add-in that is available within Excel on the dedicated terminals in the Information Centre. This contains a template library with over 300 pre-determined unique templates that include total-return calculators, financial statements, cash-flow analysis, asset allocation optimisers and many more. The Excel Add-in also includes a Wizard that allows you to interrogate Bloomberg to export the exact data that you need.
Once you have successfully exported data using these methods you can then take it away to use in Excel wherever is most convenient to you. But remember, any live data will only refresh while using Excel on a Bloomberg terminal.
Are you a member of the Business School? If so keep an eye out for Bloomberg training sessions run by the Information Centre or contact us to book a one-to-one session.
Fame: you’re in good company
If you are looking for data about a small (or not so small) UK public or private company, then FAME (Financial Analysis Made Easy) from Bureau van Dijk is the database for you.
You can find credit scores, dates of incorporation, information about directors and even detailed annual accounts. Just search by a company name and click on the one that you want to view.
When viewing a particular company, the 'Financial & Ratios' option in the side menu will show you a company's balance sheet, profit and loss account, cash flow statements, ratios, financial trends and changes, and much more.
Interested in company's competitors? Check out 'Peer Report', again in the side menu. It's possible to download it as a table, pie chart or as an indices chart. Data can be exported into Excel, as a PDF, or into Word. You can also reorganise data however you want whether it's by turnover, profit/loss, total assets, number of employees, and current ratio.
Fame: creating a contacts list of companies
Do you need a list of contacts for major UK and Irish banks and don't know how to get this information easily? Well you're in luck as you can generate a mailing list (call sheet) using FAME.
To create your call list:
- Go to Search - Industry - Major sectors - Banks
- You can limit results by the number of employees or just go for the top 25
- Click on Mailing in the side menu and then follow the steps in the wizard.
You might choose just one contact per company or several. The lists will usually include names, phone numbers, email/postal addresses, and websites.
- You can filter your search even further, for example, limiting contacts to just staff from personnel, human resources, or sales.
It's not just for banks. You can create similar mailing lists based on geographical regions, industry description, or whether a company is listed or not. Whatever you want to do, just build up your search and then export your results. Simple.
Market research: top three databases
Are you are looking for market data but aren't quite sure where to start?
We have several excellent market and industry databases to choose from.
These are our top recommendations for getting started:
Clear and up-to-date reports that cover UK, US, China and Australia, plus some global reports with lots of good graphics.
Provides information on historic market sizes, the latest consumer trends, plus changes in consumer behaviour.
UK focused market reports, including SWOTs, forecasts and competitor analysis.
Please get in touch with us if you need any further help with finding market data.