About Us

Taft Research provides institutional-quality research on equities on a global basis. The need for independent company research is greater than ever before as brokerage firms and traditional sell-side research firms continue to shrink around the world. Our 30-page plus Initiation Reports evaluate in great detail all aspects of publicly traded companies: growth opportunities, catalysts, business description, competitive positioning, SWOT analysis, risks, etc. In addition, we determine specific price targets for all covered companies based on detailed 5-year complete forecasts of financial statements including IS, BS, CF, ratios, etc. Our price targets are supported by long-term DCF models. Finally, whereas many sell-side brokers offer sketchy and irregular ongoing maintenance research of companies, if not outright dropped or termination of coverage, at Taft Research we systematically monitor and regularly publish Update Notes covering quarterly earnings, major corporate events, etc.

There are multiple benefits of having regular research coverage of public companies. Many institutional and retail investors will ignore and not invest in companies without research as they simply can’t commit the time and effort to “reinvent the wheel” and understand a company from scratch. This is especially true for mid-size companies. Institutional and even retail investors may not always agree with the opinion and price target on any research reports, but it still nonetheless helps them to quickly determine what the issues, critical variables, outlook, etc. are for a company. Research coverage can lead to higher liquidity, more access to capital [equity and debt] markets, a more fair stock price, more access to all sorts of investors [retail, domestic and foreign], increased visibility of the company and management, etc.