Financial modeling for equity research involves the building of Excel models that an Analyst “covers” (typically a certain industry). These models include historical and forecast financial information, with a heavy focus on quarterly results vs guidance and Street estimates. Analyst models always include a Target Price calculation and are used for generating a recommendation to Buy, Sell, or Hold the stock.
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