Len Costa, of the CFA Institute, has an interesting piece related to a paper I’ve written with some colleagues at Rice and Creighton.

Here is a picture of the ‘bottomline’:

Long ideas experience a short term spike of around 1% and then drift; short ideas shift down ~2% and then flatline. Overall conclusion: analyst reports matter to the market.

For the full study, head over to SSRN:

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