Infographic: What Makes a Wall Street Analyst Tick?

 

Financial analysts often walk a “very fine line” in balancing their responsibilities to serve their clients, maintain relationships with corporate managers, and follow the law, says McCombs Accounting Professor Michael Clement.

In a recent study, Clement and his coauthors — Lawrence Brown of Temple University, Andrew Call of Arizona State University, and Nathan Sharp of Texas A&M University — surveyed 365 analysts about what goes through their heads when they prepare earnings forecasts and stock recommendations. This infographic designed by Chris Philpot highlights some of their key findings. (Click to enlarge to full size.)

Infographic: Wall Street Analysts

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Michael Clement

Professor; KPMG Faculty Fellow in Accounting Education McCombs School of Business

Accounting Professor Michael Clement researches financial reporting, financial analysts, security market valuation, and other topics.

About The Author

Rob Heidrick

Writer, McCombs School of Business

Born and raised in Austin, writer Rob Heidrick has spent several years as a contributor and editor at local magazines and community newspapers. He...

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