Define: Financial Analyst

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Definition: Financial Analyst



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Full Definition of Financial Analyst


A financial analyst is a finance professional who studies and reports on the financial performance of corporations, industries, and securities. A financial analyst is typically employed by a financial institution. Although the tasks of a financial analyst range in depth and scope, duties commonly associated with a financial analyst occupation comprise of monitoring given securities and their performance trends for the purpose of seeking out investment opportunities. By analyzing financial statements, interviewing corporate executives, and conducting other performance research, a financial analyst is able to provide equity or industry valuation reports. Having conducted his analysis, a financial analyst issues buy, sell, or hold recommendations. When selecting a financial analyst it is important to proceed with caution. Though rarely, a financial analyst may be overly “bullish” and tout certain stocks as a result of conflicts of interest or personal gain. A financial analyst may be also referred to as a securities analyst or equity analyst.


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Synonyms For Financial Analyst


Securities Analyst, Equity Analyst


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Financial Analyst are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 9th February 2020.