Waters Rankings 2019: Best Data Analytics Provider: S&P Global Market Intelligence

Waters Rankings 2019

S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Capital IQ platform wins the best data analytics provider category for 2019, making it two in a row for the data provider. Capital IQ also won this category in 2014.

Capital IQ is the research arm of S&P and provides research and analysis of the stock market to investment professionals. Its platform is designed to be a single source of financial data, analytics and research. The Capital IQ platform provides clients with information on public and private companies, markets and people worldwide with analytics tools.

The platform has a web portal that provides datafeeds to customers, including company profiles, executive summaries and analyst reports on millions of private and public companies and individuals. This data can be hard to come by, as private companies don’t publish their financial data.

Clients can analyze a company’s performance with S&P Capital IQ’s data and technical capabilities, and overlay their own data to see connections to an individual or company. Users can also stream quotes, news and charts, and view snapshots for indices, mutual funds, futures, options, currencies and commodities.

The platform hosts financials with over 5,000 individual data items, including industry-specific metrics on 17 industries, which enables clients to tap into fundamental data, and view pricing and market data across all major quoted markets.

Features also include screening, targeted email alerts, a Microsoft Excel plug-in for building financial models, and click-through to audit data items back to the source document.

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