Investor Demand for Sell-Side Research

Lawrence, A, Ryans, J and Sun, E (2017) Investor Demand for Sell-Side Research. Accounting Review, 92 (2). pp. 123-149. ISSN 0001-4826


We use daily page views of analyst estimates, ratings, and target prices on Yahoo Finance to understand when such users seek sell-side analyst research. Demand for this information is most pronounced on days with earnings announcements, management guidance, and All-Star analyst reports. Surprisingly, demand does not increase at Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings. While the overall demand for analyst estimates is 19.9 percent less than for analyst ratings and target prices, on earnings announcement and management guidance days this preference is reversed. Moreover, the demand for analyst information substantially trumps that of SEC filings and financial statement information.

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Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 15:33
Subjects: Investment appraisal
Last Modified: 26 May 2024 01:40

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