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 open. 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 can be given as buy, strong buy or overweight, etc depending on what language the firm uses.
Data field descriptions
|ID||Unique ID of the output|
|url_calendar||Benzinga rating calendar for security|
|url_news||URL to the Benzinga webpage|
|time||Timestamp of the action HH:MM:SS format|
|exchange||Exchange the security is traded on|
|name||Company name of the security|
|action_pt||Action on the price target (Raises, Lowers, Announces, etc)|
|action_company||Sell side firm action (Initiates, Reinstates, Upgrades, etc)|
|analyst_name||Name of the analyst|
|pt_current||Current price target for security|
|rating_prior||Prior rating for security|
|pt_prior||Prior price target security|
|url||Url to the Benzinga ratings page for the security|
|importance||Importance of the action (scale of 0-5) 0 = least important|
|updated||Last updated timestamp (UNIX)|
|analyst||Name 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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