Sell side Archive

Mar 18, 2022
Filling the gap: What to know about paying for equity research
Market research coverage is a crucial element for companies looking to attract investors. But a steep decline in sell-side market research from brokerages over the past several years has made the lack of analyst coverage of small-cap and micro-cap companies even worse. Market research has the effect of increasing awareness of the issuer company, increasing reach to new investors and providing better information for investors to make decisions. According to ...
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Feb 22, 2022
Sell-side reports play important role in building case for activism, suggests study
Sell-side reports play an important role in building the case for hedge-fund activism against public companies, according to recently published research. The authors, Amy Chen of Manning School of Business and Thomas Shohfi of Lally School of Management, created an ‘activism dictionary’ based on the objectives and tactics of activist hedge funds. Next, they reviewed sell-si...
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Feb 04, 2022
The week in investor relations: Liquidity dries up, bankers’ money in the news and hedge funds look to Russia and Ukraine
– ‘Liquidity has been a hallmark of the $51 tn US equities market,’ noted the Financial Times (paywall), ‘but over the past two weeks money managers have observed its deterioration, with costs increasing to complete large purchases or sales, prompting some to avoid putting on big trades entirely.’ The paper reported that ‘huge swings’ in US stocks such as Me...
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Jan 25, 2022
IPOs that don’t meet ESG standards can expect a discount, says consultant
Companies planning to list need to implement a robust ESG strategy or they will receive a discount on their valuation, according to one of Europe’s top IPO consultants. The proportion of assets managed under sustainable criteria is growing quickly and pre-IPO companies that do not meet ESG standards risk being locked out of that capital, says Martin Steinbach, EY IPO leader for EMEIA (pictured). ...
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Jan 24, 2022
Investors and analysts call on companies to explain inflation impact
Investors and analysts have named inflation concerns as the number one topic they want to hear executives discuss on earnings calls this quarter, according to new research. A poll of investment professionals, conducted by advisory firm Corbin Advisors, finds 93 percent of respondents want companies to tackle the impact of inflation, followed by supply-chain disruption (51 percent) and labor availability (37 percent). The survey gathered responses from 75 indi...
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Jan 14, 2022
The week in investor relations: Omicron IPO party threat, transparency push for private firms and the purpose of mayonnaise
– Covid-19’s rapidly spreading Omicron variant is throwing a spanner in the works for IPO coming-out parties, said the Wall Street Journal (paywall). The current wave of the pandemic is ‘sending Americans back into retreat,’ according to the paper, which added that companies that are on deck for IPOs are re-evaluating their listi...
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Dec 24, 2021
The week in investor relations: The Santa rally, Tencent’s bumper payout and US exchanges look to South East Asia
The week in investor relations is taking a break for the holidays. See you in 2022! – Investors are ‘closely watching’ the latest data on the rapidly spreading Omicron variant for signs of how much the virus could impact the US economy and earnings ‘as the market heads into what has historically been a strong time of year for equities,’ said ...
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