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Bloomberg : Getting Started

Learn how to access and use the Bloomberg Professional Service

Find a Company or Equity

Searching for an company or security 

1. Enter the Security Ticker, <Equity>, Go

ex. TGT<Equity> Go

2. If you don't know the ticker, enter the name of the company, click on Go, and select the firm from the list under Securities

ex. Target, Go

Screening for companies or equities

Enter EQS <Go>

You will be able to select criteria to create filters. You can select an industry sector and drill down to a specific industry, country of domicile, or any of the other options listed. 

Frequently Used Function Codes for Analyzing a Company

If you already know the ticker of the security or company that you are searching for, enter:

TICKER <EQUITY> FUNCTION <GO>

One the Security is loaded in Bloomberg, these commonly used functions can help with your analysis.

DES*:    Company Description 

BQ:        Display price, trade, earnings, & relative value on a single screen.

CN:        Company News and Research

MGMT:  Management structure and profiles 

HP:         Historical Prices table

GP:         Price Graph 

GIP:        Intraday Price Graph

G:           Create custom graphs

ANR:      Analyst Recommendations

BRC:      Broker/Analyst reports

EM:        Earnings Matrix (multiple templates)

RV:        Revaltive Value - Peer Group Analysis

FA:         Financial Analysis