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Bloomberg: Getting Started: Equities

Find a Company or Equity

Searching for an company or security 

Enter the Security Ticker, <Equity>, Go

  • Ex: TGT<Equity> Go

If you don't know the ticker, enter the name of the company, click on Go, and select the firm from the list under Securities

  • Ex: Target, Go

Screening for companies or equities

Enter EQS <Go>

You will be able to select criteria to create filters. You can select an industry sector and drill down to a specific industry, country of domicile, or any of the other options listed. 


Frequently Used Equity Function Codes

Known ticker:


Popular Functions:

  • DES*: Company Description 
  • BQ: Display price, trade, earnings, & relative value on a single screen.
  • CN: Company News and Research
  • MGMT: Management structure and profiles 
  • HP: Historical Prices table
  • GP: Price Graph 
  • GIP: Intraday Price Graph
  • G: Create custom graphs
  • ANR: Analyst Recommendations
  • BRC: Broker/Analyst reports
  • EM: Earnings Matrix (multiple templates)
  • RV: Relative Value - Peer Group Analysis
  • FA: Financial Analysis