What Do Equity Analysts Do?
An equity analyst oversees a company's investments, tracking investment data and making recommendations to managers. The nature of these investments vary from industry to industry, but could include real estate, stocks, or material goods. An equity analyst must analyze market trends, identify investments that hold good return-on-investment potential, and ensure that current investments are performing as desired. These investments may be spread over a wide company portfolio, and an equity analyst…Read more
- Manage upside/downside price targets with the portfolio manager.
- Perform technical analysis and charting, volume trends, liquidity analysis of trading volumes, short interest, days to cover.
- Perform due diligence on current positions including valuation analysis, industry research and company specific fundamental analysis.
- Analyze company valuation models, cash flow/income/balance sheets and earnings.
- Work with Portfolio Manager to ensure best execution of trades.