Other Academic Business Libraries can be a good source of hints and advice when researching a topic.
Manchester Business Answers 24/7 ( www.mbs.ac.uk/bizlib247 ) is part of the Business FAQ community. Others include Copenhagen Business School, UPenn (Wharton Business School), Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, New York, Stanford, Yale, and Western Ontario.
Useful UK Business School links:
- http://www.london.edu/theschool/ourfacilities/library.html - London Business School (LBS) useful guides and interesting blog BizResearch
- http://delicious.com/SainsburyLibrary - Delicious bookmarks from Sainsbury Library Oxford Business School
- http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/library/electronic/inlibrary/online-tutorial.html Cass Business School online demos and guides
Academic Business Libraries provides a page of links to others worldwide.
Research on analysts’ estimates often involves comparing the estimates with the actual reported values, and knowing the date that the actual value was reported can be important. For example, the Glaxosmithkline EPS for the year to Dec 2009, was reported in 4 Feb 2010.
While IBES on Datastream gives access to the consensus forecasts for EPS and other variables, it does not include this actual report date.
The actual report date is also available from:
- ThomsonOneBanker – database IBES, variable EPSActualReportDate
- IBES – Detailed Actuals File, Announcement Date
- FactSet ExcelConnect – [to be confirmed]
- Compustat (for North American companies) – RDQ, Report Date of Quarterly Earnings (in Fundamentals Quarterly)
There is one answer covering analysts’ estimates:
Detailed documentation is available in the Library/File databases folder (database PCs in the Eddie Davies Library).