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FAQ: CUSIPs in WRDS output

When you download data from WRDS to an Excel spreadsheet and include CUSIPs in your file, you often have CUSIPs that that look weird. See this example from CompuStat North America Index Constituents, the column Company Cusip should contain 9-digit CUSIPs: 207 more words

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Phil Reed reblogged this on Business Research Plus and commented:

Using CUSIP codes can cause headaches in Excel. They can be confused with numbers expressed in scientific format or leading zeroes can be lost. The blog post below, written by EDSC, offers some assistance on the subject.

Indices and datatypes in Datastream

Thomson Reuters Datastream is possibly the largest database in terms of the numerical, historical data available. However, it can sometimes surprise with data not being available. 355 more words

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Corporate Governance data

Here at Manchester students are busy gathering data for their Masters dissertations – one area causing a few queries is corporate governance so this post will review sources. 616 more words

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Researching Mergers & Acquisitions: filter by type

This post follows on from the detailed post Researching Mergers & Acquisitions, updated May 2014.

When looking for quantitative data on mergers and acquisition, the various databases available each offer a different set of search filters. 224 more words

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