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Q: Quantitative Financial Model ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Quantitative Financial Model
Category: Business and Money > Finance
Asked by: stemjas45-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 18 Sep 2006 12:09 PDT
Expires: 18 Oct 2006 12:09 PDT
Question ID: 766334
I am looking to create a financial model using quantitative data from
the last 10 years or so. Essentially I will be looking for
correlations between stock price performance and certain financial
metrics for individual firms.

What I need to do this is financial data from the past (information
like PE's, current ratios, interest coverage ratios, dividend yields,
asset turnover ratios, leverage ratios, inventory turnovers, betas,
etc). Does anybody know where I can find this data from the past? I
realize it may cost money, but I just need to know where to find the
data. If anyone can find this data for me at a reasonable price, it
would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the help!
Subject: Re: Quantitative Financial Model
Answered By: leader-ga on 18 Sep 2006 15:16 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear stemjas45-ga:

After evaluating your criteria, I highly suggest using the Zack?s
Research Wizard v.4. You can try it for free for 2 weeks. After that,
you may access it with a very low monthly rate that includes access to
Zack?s other features.

You can research a variety of ratios and other financial data going
back 12 months. Even before signing for 2 weeks free trail, you can
watch a free video.

Zack?s Research Wizard v.4

Zack?s Home Page


I also remember using the Value line for such information, while I was
working for New Jersey Small Business Administration. While it may not
provide you with large number of rations, but it definitely gives you
financial data in a very easy to use tabular format for the last 20

It is available for a low subscription fee.

Exploring the Value line Page

Value Line Home Page

* At the time of writing, the product & services page was loading very
slowly. I was able to access it a little earlier.


If you are OK, with five years period and spending a little more money
($175) than I will highly recommend the Risk Management Association?s
?Financial Ratios Benchmark?. It covers 19 ratios for a five year


Another very useful but limited (5 years) Financial Research
Associates Book & Software. One of its categories covers 90 ratios. I
am not sure how extensive it is. CD can cover a lot more data so it
might be more detailed.

If the above choices doesn?t meet your requirements than I will
suggest going to a large metropolitan library in your city where you
will be able to access such databases as D&B financial ratios and
Factiva, beside others. You can also get your hands on archived
versions of ?Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios? and
?Financial Studies of small business? that will easily fulfill your
needs. See the link below for more info on various resources.



Useful Search Terms

?Stock Financial Ratio research?
?Historical stock financial ratio?

Please let me know if you have further questions. I will gladly help.



Request for Answer Clarification by stemjas45-ga on 19 Sep 2006 15:09 PDT
Thanks for the quick response, and I will give a good rating...problem
for me is...i have a Mac, and the Research Wizard software (though it
would be perfect) is only for PCs. I would greatly appreciate it if
you helped me find a similar software that can be used on Macs.
Basically anything that allows me to download historical financial
data to excel is what I am looking for. Thanks...


Clarification of Answer by leader-ga on 19 Sep 2006 17:17 PDT

Please take a look into the data sets provided by NYU Business School.
These are historical financial results in excell format. You may also
download the results to your computer. See if this helps or I will try

LOL!Yes,it would be better if we can have something in-between PC and
MAC. Maybe PMAC.


stemjas45-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
thanks, very thorough

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