S&P Unveils Stock IQ

March 1, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Standard & Poor's has unveiled Investability Quotient, a proprietary stock analysis system that evaluates a stock's investment characteristics across a universe of companies.

The system incorporates S&P’s STARS (Stock Appreciation Ranking System), as well as the company’s quality ranking and issuer credit rating.  The IQ calculation also draws from:

  • a proprietary multi-factor statistical model that looks at valuation, profitability, risk and momentum factors
  • a technical element that consists of three-month relative strength and
  • a liquidity/volatility segment that measures liquidity and downside risk.

You can view the IQ appearing at the top of each Corporate Profile report online at www.standardandpoors.com .  Once there, click on Products & Services, and choose Corporate Profiles from the A-Z list.

Corporate Profiles are S&P-produced company snapshot reports on approximately 6,000 companies.