What does an Equity Analyst do?

Equity analysts provide financial guidance and expert knowledge of stocks and bonds to investment advisers, brokers, and individual investors. They combine data gathering and assessment with financial modeling and forecasting to make informed decisions about investment opportunities and risks on both the buy and sell sides of investing. They may also assist with valuation leading up to a stock's initial public offering, determining its value, capitalization, and target price.

Equity analysts gather and assess data related to securities, including stocks, bonds, and exchange-traded funds. They use various data gathering and analysis tools and techniques, ranging from analyzing financial reports and statements to examining similar companies’ market performance to gather a complete picture of stock and bond performance and investment opportunities. Equity analysts also provide straightforward advice on securities to buy, sell, and hold, which requires them to develop and deliver reports to sales, trading, investment teams that aid in decision-making and ensure profitability through intelligent, well-researched investments and strategies. Equity analysts need a bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, or related fields.

What responsibilities are common for Equity Analyst jobs?
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  • Read schematics and technical manuals to support OEM repairs.
  • Develop, review, and facilitate business approvals for proposals, reports, and contract documents in accordance with policy.
  • Responsible for aligning and driving client opportunities within a specific sector area within the market and the region.
  • Build relationships with partners to form strategic client relationships, while also identifying potential opportunities outside of the channel.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of the sector business strategy with accountability for region-specific strategies and priorities.
  • Serve as a seller-doer generating work and working with clients to create long-term relationships and delivering long-term value to clients.
  • Coordinate and monitor regional network touch points for key clients for each relationship level.
  • Champion and conduct client surveys to capture accurate feedback and develop action plans to share the positive results and take advantage of the opportunities for improvement across the business line.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair heating, cooling and electrical failures on all.
  • Complete documentation and record keeping as assigned for the position.
  • Responsible for providing expertise to the markets to win new business and to ensure repeat business.
  • Ensure the appropriate level of expertise, consistent knowledge, and support is given to sector searches.
  • Actively engage in the completion of a high school or advanced academic program aligned with the defined expectations of the position.
  • Evaluate training activities and documentation for equity participants to enhance understanding of all equity related benefits and responsibilities.
  • Maintain current knowledge and conduct research of legislation for taxation and plan administration impact in various countries.
What are the typical qualifications for Equity Analyst jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business, economics, computer science or engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with C and Agile software and systems.
  • A leader and problem solver.
  • Comfortable with calibration and decision making.
  • A quick learner with an eye for time management and critical thinking.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and adaptability.
  • Can prioritize and use critical thinking for projects in the pipelines.
  • Fluent in computing, probability distributions, and client/server relationships.
  • Conduct positive interactions with clients.
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How much does an Equity Analyst make near United States?

$121,226 /yr
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Equity Analyst Career Path

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Private Equity Analyst
Jun 6, 2022

“Working as a Senior Private Equity Analyst at Explora Partners is a great opportunity to learn and grow oneself within the finance industry.”

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Private Equity Analyst
Sep 27, 2021

“Poor compensation but good first job out of college”

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“More relevant job training and development”

BMW ManufacturingBMW Manufacturing
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Oct 5, 2021

“Made our numbers good but quality and safety were not considered.”

Explora PartnersExplora Partners
Private Equity Analyst
Jun 6, 2022

“I also felt like management always wanted to do whatever they could to support me in my personal career goals.”

Equity Analyst
Nov 21, 2022

“I was able to learn stock trading and technical chart analysis.”

Banco de Crédito e InversionesBanco de Crédito e Inversiones
Senior Equity Analyst
Jun 8, 2021

“Good pay and perks.”

SEI InvestmentsSEI Investments
PE Analyst
Feb 22, 2023

“Good pay and overtime rate.”

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