Stock Data in the Online Tools
BetterInvesting's Online Tools Suite is powered by Morningstar equity data. This licensed fundamental data set provides more than 8,000 companies to study in the tools. Find answers below to common questions about the stock data and algorithms.
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Where does the company data come from?
Who provides the fundamental company data?
How many companies are available for study?
What companies or exchanges are covered?
Is data for foreign companies available?
How is financial data handled from foreign companies that report in native currency?
Will I see differences in the fundamental data when I study a company?
What is the source of the analyst estimate data?
Will preliminary data be provided shortly after press release announcements of financial results?
Why aren't all company's quarterly updates available immediately/quickly?
What is the special calculation for determining sales on banks?
Are companies trading on the OTC exchanges covered in the data?
What does long-term mean when we speak of long-term EPS growth estimates?
What data beyond fundamental company financial data is available to us?
What analyst estimate data is available?
How often is the data updated?
Is stock data coverage limited to only companies that Morningstar analysts cover?
How soon is data on a new company, spinoff or IPO available?
What classification system is used for sectors, industries and peers?
How are Earnings per Share calculated in this data?
Are closed-end funds included in the Online Tools or data?
How is the average growth rate calculated?
How often are analyst estimates updated?
How quickly does Morningstar update data after quarterly reports?
What is the difference between a sector, industry and peer group?
Why don't the earnings (EPS) in the tool match other sources?
How many companies have long-term EPS estimates?
Is data on ADR or ADS issues available?
How do we handle Canadian companies and Canadian Currency?
Why does the fiscal year seem out of date?
Why does the data seem stale?
Why don't the yearly high and low stock prices match Value Line or Yahoo! Finance?
How are the Industry and Peer Group Averages derived?
How do we determine the top 3 peers displayed with the company under study?
How often are prices updated in the Online Tools Suite?
Is the BetterInvesting data different from the data from StockCentral?