How Quant Ratings are helping REIT investors make smarter investing decisions

Sometimes it’s great to get investing recommendations from experts in the field. Other times all you need is cold, hard data to understand a company’s performance in order to make your decision to buy or sell.

While Seeking Alpha’s author and Wall Street analyst ratings summarize the qualitative analysis, Quant Ratings look only at the data.

The Quant Rating is an objective, quantitative view of each stock relative to other stocks in the same sector. It provides an instant summary of the available data about the stock, including the company’s financial results, the stock’s trading history, and sell-side analysts’ estimates of future revenue and earnings.

Quant ratings are provided on every stocks symbol page and by clicking the 'Ratings' tab.

Quant Ratings appeal really strongly to retail investors who just want the bottom line recommendation. They also bring tremendous value to advanced investors who are looking for a starting point for deeper analysis.

Unlike other platforms that offer a black box Quant Rating solution, Seeking Alpha is very transparent about how it calculates its Quant ratings. On every symbol page, you can clearly see the underlying metrics that lead up to each of the Factor Grades, which then add up to the overall Quant grade.

We also provide Quant Ratings History to provide clarity on when the overall Quant Rating changed, and what the underlying metrics were that contributed to that change.

Hovering over any dot on the chart will bring up that day’s Overall Quant Rating and the underlying Factor Grades.

We also recently added coverage of the real estate sector. The ratings and grades for REITs are built on data specifically appropriate for REITs, such as FFO and AFFO.

If you are not yet a subscriber to Premium, you can try the subscriber-only features to see if they improve your investing with a two-week free trial.

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