The American Association of Individual Investors recently named MarketBeat.com as one of their Top Sites for researching analyst ratings and recommendations
. The AAII is a "nonprofit organization that arms individual investors with the education and tools they need to build wealth." We are proud to be listed as one of those wealth-building tools for the second year in a row. Last year we received the award under the name Analyst Ratings Network and this year we were recognized under our new brand name, MarketBeat.com. Although the features of our service and the number of investors we serve have grown substantially during that year, our ratings site still shines because of its "simplicity" and "straightforward approach," according to the AAII.
The AAII made note of many of MarketBeat's free features: the ability for users to view analyst upgrades, downgrades, and target prices, the ability to search for a company's ratings by ticker, and the availability of a free daily summary email of analysts' ratings. They also noted the advanced research tools and timely update services available to premium subscribers.
We are honored to provide this well-organized, unbiased data source to all those who want to see what analysts are collectively saying about publicly-traded companies. It is individual investors that we have in mind as we add features to our premium research tools and as we price these services. Knowing that investors use this knowledge to make important trading decisions, we take our responsibility very seriously. We are thankful to the American Association of Individual Investors for recognizing the attention we put into MarketBeat.com to ensure the service is a useful tool to investors of all types.