Zacks Investment Research

DEFINITION of 'Zacks Investment Research'

A company, founded in 1977, dedicated to providing professional investors with the financial data and analysis needed to make better speculative decisions for themselves and their clients.


Zacks is probably known best for providing an extensive array of consensus earnings-per-share (EPS) estimates. However, the company also offers research reports, recommendation summaries on various stocks, stock prices, charts and tables and a host of other investment tools and data.


BREAKING DOWN 'Zacks Investment Research'

Zacks Investment Research is used by thousands of analysts at well over 200 brokerages to give clients reliable investment information. Zacks has also expanded its online presence and has begun offering more products designed for individual investors.

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