Benzinga collects ratings and recommendations data from all major sell-side analysts, capturing 125-150 analyst actions per day. Through years of network development, the Benzinga news desk has established direct partnerships with major sell-side banks to curate a database of the highest quality ratings data in the marketplace.

We display our overnight ratings changes three hours before the US equity market opens. Any changes that are made during trading hours are posted intraday.

Please note, these ratings are not normalized, but reflect the actual language the sell-side analyst uses. The rating will use the language that the firm uses. For example, buy, strong buy, overweight, etc.

IDUnique ID of the output
url_calendarBenzinga rating calendar for security
url_newsURL to the Benzinga webpage
timeTimestamp of the action HH:MM:SS format
isinISIN identifier
tickerTicker symbol
exchangeExchange the security is traded on
nameCompany name of the security
action_ptAction on the price target (Raises, Lowers, Announces, etc)
action_companySell side firm action (Initiates, Reinstates, Upgrades, etc)
analyst_name Name of the analyst
rating_currentCurrent rating
pt_currentCurrent price target for security
rating_priorPrior rating for security
pt_priorPrior price target security
urlUrl to the Benzinga ratings page for the security
importanceImportance of the action (scale of 0-5) 0 = least important
updatedLast updated timestamp (UNIX)
analystName of sell-side firm

Benzinga’s data samples are intended to provide a data sample large enough for testing data quality and application for the financial markets.  These sample files demonstrate a sample of the formats and content that can be delivered.

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