Benzinga collects ratings and recommendations data from all major sell-side analysts, capturing 125-150 analyst actions per day. Through years of network development, the Benzinga news desk has established direct partnerships with major sell-side banks to curate a database of the highest quality ratings data in the marketplace.

Professional analysts can provide novel insights for investors of any level.  Benzinga’s Analyst Ratings API allows for the display of aggregated ratings/price targets, as well as each individual upgrade, downgrade, initiate, maintain, outperform, buy, neutral, hold, overweight, underweight etc.

We display our overnight ratings changes three hours before the US equity market opens. Any changes that are made during trading hours are posted intraday.

Analyst ratings are extremely helpful for novice investors – they stand as a point of reference by showing where professionals think a stock is headed. This information is also valuable for experienced investors, ratings can help validate or question an investment thesis.

COMING SOON! Analyst rankings – not only will your users be able to see what professionals think of a stock, but they will be able to see how accurate each analyst is.

Please note, these ratings are not normalized, but reflect the actual language the sell-side analyst uses. The rating will use the language that the firm uses. For example, buy, strong buy, overweight, etc.

ID Unique ID of the output
date Datestamp
url_calendar Benzinga rating calendar for security
url_news URL to the Benzinga webpage
time Timestamp of the action HH:MM:SS format
isin ISIN identifier
ticker Ticker symbol
exchange Exchange the security is traded on
name Company name of the security
action_pt Action on the price target (Raises, Lowers, Announces, etc)
action_company Sell side firm action (Initiates, Reinstates, Upgrades, etc)
analyst_name Name of the analyst
rating_current Current rating
pt_current Current price target for security
rating_prior Prior rating for security
pt_prior Prior price target security
url Url to the Benzinga ratings page for the security
importance Importance of the action (scale of 0-5) 0 = least important
updated Last updated timestamp (UNIX)
analyst Name of sell-side firm

Benzinga’s data samples are intended to provide a data sample large enough for testing data quality and application for the financial markets.  These sample files demonstrate a sample of the formats and content that can be delivered.

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