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What does a Financial Analyst do at work?

An analyst studies companies and other entities to arrive at the estimate of their financial value. It is normally done by analyzing financial reports, aided by follow-up interviews with company representatives and industry experts. Often, specific "coverage" is assigned, specifying a number of companies or industries on which an analyst is supposed to provide regular assessment and updates. Writing reports or notes expressing opinions is always a part of "sell-side" (brokerage) analyst job and is often required for "buy-side" (investment firms) analysts. Read More