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Financial analyst is a finance professional who studies and reports on financial performance of corporations, industries, and securities. A financial analyst is typically employed by a financial institution. Allthough the tasks of a financial analyst range in depth and scope, duties commonly associated with a financial analyst occupation comprise of monitoring given securities and their performance trends for the purpose of seeking out investment opportunities. By analyzing financial statements, interviewing corporate executives, and conducting other performance research, a financial analyst is able to provide equity or industry valuation reports. Having conducted his analysis, a financial analyst issues buy, sell, or hold recommendations. When selecting a financial analyst it is important to proceed with caution. Though rarely, a financial analyst may be overly "bullish" and tout certain stocks as a result of conflicts of interest or personal gain. A financial analyst may be also referred to as a securities analyst or equity analyst.



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