research analysts

  • Is it not odd that the two protagonists of the research-analyst fight, Spitzer and Blodget, are like permanent fixtures of our public life?


    Research Analysts Are Talking To Companies Again

    Apparently FINRA is looking into whether sell-side research analysts are doing some naughty things, which is an evergreen topic, though you might almost imagine that the current round is being prompted by the return to public life of Eliot Spitzer, who gets a quote in the DealBook article. Eliot Spitzer: not a fan of research-analyst […]

    / Aug 12, 2013 at 10:53 AM
  • From of course.


    Sell-Side Research Analysts Are Destroying America, Apparently

    Here’s sort of a pleasing paper on equity research analysts. The background is basically that there’s this constellation of questions that reduce to “do public markets make companies Bad?,” and one of the main mechanisms by which that might happen would be if markets make companies focus on short-term earnings and shareholder distributions rather than […]

    / Jun 28, 2013 at 3:54 PM


    Citi Analyst’s Ability To Follow Law Was Consistently Strong, At Times Exemplary, At Other Times Not So Much

    Citi today fired Mark Mahaney, its internet analyst, and was fined by Massachusetts securities regulators, for sending dumb emails to reporters. The Massachusetts consent order is here. Mahaney’s main misconduct1 is that on April 30 of this year a French reporter asked him about Google’s YouTube business: Do you think that YouTube has been above […]

    / Oct 26, 2012 at 1:49 PM
  • News

    Hottest Sell-Side Analysts Distinguish Themselves By Covering Companies That Don’t Trade Yet

    It’s not difficult to find cases of sell-side analysts recommending a stock at its peak, and then keeping the buy on all the way down to its bottom – at which point it becomes a sell. Josh Brown points out an egregious example and asks: I have no idea how much brokerage firms pay analysts […]

    / Aug 22, 2011 at 2:38 PM

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