RMAP: Bloomberg’s New Company Information Display
The is an edited repost of “All over the RMAP: Bloomberg’s New Company Information Display” from the Lippincott Datapoints blog.
Bloomberg describes RMAP (Relationship Map) as a high level overview of market and industry relationships. It is a graphical display with links to key functions that show fundamental performance data. To display RMAP for AstraZeneca, for example:
AZN LN < EQUITY > RMAP < GO>
The map shows 12 key variables (Bloomberg calls them “Data Nodes”) that are largely self-explanatory. NEWS, for example, shows the top 40 news stories. EVENTS, shows events from one month in the past to two months in the future. Clicking on the group name will launch an in-depth search using Bloomberg mnemonics:- Indices – WGT, Peers – RV, Holders – HDS, Analysts – ANR, Board/Executives – MGMT, Balance Sheet – FA BSBAR, CDSs (Credit Default Swaps) – CG, Exchanges – QM, Options – OMON.
Continue reading full All over the RMAP: Bloomberg’s New Company Information Display
NB. For Merck the primary listing MRK US <Equity> RMAP <GO> is much better than the secondary UK listing MRK LN <Equity> RMAP <GO>
BI – Bloomberg Industries
For more about a company’s industry you can use BI (Bloomberg Industries) and search using the company ticker. Searching BI with AZN LN Equity returns possible candidate industries: Large Pharmaceuticals, Global (BI PHRMG), Asthma, COPD, Global (BI COPDG), Disease Groups, Global (BI CUREG), Diabetes, Global (BI DIABG), and Multiple Sclerosis, Global (BI MSCLG)
For more on getting a company overview using Bloomberg try:
- Researching A Global Company using Bloomberg – in 15 mins (posted Nov 2012)
- Bloomberg – getting started (posted Oct 2012)
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