To find information for a specific equity in Bloomberg, enter the ticker symbol, press the <EQUITY> key and hit <GO> for the main page. The main page lists all the functions for your selection to continue the search.
If you know the ticker symbol and command code, you can go directly to the information that you want by typing the ticker symbol followed by the command code, e.g. MSFT US <EQUITY> CF <GO> for corporate filings of Microsoft Corporation.
Below are some of the commonly used command codes for company information. If you are not sure which code you should use while searching Bloomberg, enter a keyword and wait for the choices given by the Bloomberg system and select the code accordingly. If none of the choices are relevant, try another keyword or type CU <GO> to go back to the menu page of the security and consider other possible functions thereon. Alternatively, press the <HELP> key twice to chat real-time with a Bloomberg Help Desk representative.
|ANR||Analyst recommendations and consensus rating|
|BQ||Equity summary and Bloomberg quote|
|BRC||Analyst and investment bank reports|
|CACS||Corporate action calendar|
|CN||Company news and research|
|COMP||Comparative returns against two other securities or indices|
|EQS||Equity screening that helps you create customized equities sets
|G||Graph templates (Press 1 <Go> to create new charts)|
|HDS||Institutional and insider holdings|
|GP||Historical price graph|
|HP||Historical price table|
|MA||Global merger and acquisition activities|
|PPC||Peer product comparison|
|RV||Company relative value for customized peer group analysis|
Below are some of the commonly used command codes for fundamental and valuation analysis:
|BETA||Historical volatility of a selected equity compared to a broad based market index|
|CRP||Country risk premium|
|DDM||Intrinsic value of a selected equity using the present value of future cash flows discounted at an appropriate rate|
|EQRP||Equity risk premium|
|TRA||Total return analysis|
|WACC||Weighted average cost of capital|