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.