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In analysts’ reports, brief descriptions of a buy/sell recommendation or detailed analysis of recent results can be found. The annual reports for SEC of US-quoted international companies are also different views other than those in its home country.
In Market Analysis, it is efficient to monitor daily news and data feeds of global companies. For example, to conduct health care analysis, three core MarketScan claims databases are available: MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters, MarketScan medicare supplemental, and Medicaid Multi-state databases, in which fully adjudicated and paid...