S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage: New Name, Content, and Interface!

Introducing the new and improved NetAdvantage database!

The Standard and Poor’s NetAdvantage database has a new name, more content, and a refreshed interface. Now called S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage, the database presents with a dashboard view that may be familiar to regular users of the full version of the Capital IQ database offered at the Trading Room. But, please don’t confuse S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage with the full version of Capital IQ – they are two different resources!

S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage retains the same key S&P resources our users have come to rely on (e.g. industry surveys and stock reports), but brings new research content and tools.

Key features retained from the old NetAdvantage database:

  • Industry Surveys for more than 40 industries are still available, and we now have expanded access to international surveys for selected industries. The surveys continue to be published 2x per year and their format remains the same, but you will notice that they are now called CFRA Industry Surveys. Archived surveys are available back to 1999 unless a survey is a new title. There are two ways to retrieve an industry survey:
    • click the [Industry Surveys] button in the top menu, then choose from the list of industries
    • search for a company to retrieve the company profile, then click [Industry Surveys] in the left navigation bar to retrieve the relevant industry survey
  • Stock Reports also continue to be available, but are now found in the Equity Research section of a company profile. When viewing a company profile, click [Equity Research] in the left navigation bar, then select the CFRA Equity Research Report.

Key features added to the new NetAdvantage database:

  • expanded company universe of private and public companies (over 3 million)
  • new investment research from third party research providers (when viewing a company profile select “Investment Research”; also available under the “Investment Research” tab)
  • new industry data sets with benchmarks and key ratios (available under the “Markets” tab)
  • new drill-downs to sub-industry data, including key stats and ratios and financial operating metrics (available under the “Markets” tab > “refine industries”)
  • financial data items with new embedded audit trails to see how an item is derived
  • new chart builder tool
  • any screen can now be downloaded to Excel, Word, or as a PDF

Research example: Tesla

  • Start by using the search box to retrieve a company profile for Tesla. Note the navigation links on the left side of the screen to additional research, including equity research, investment research, industry surveys, financials, peer analysis, and news.
Tesla company profile
Company profile for Tesla, Inc. Click to view larger image.
  • To retrieve Tesla’s stock report, click [Equity Research] in the left navigation bar, then select the Tesla, Inc. CFRA Equity Research Report.
Tesla stock report
CFRA Stock Report for Tesla. Click to view larger image.
  • To find additional analysis from brokerage firms click the link to the [Investment Research] section.
Tesla investment research report
Investment research report for Tesla. Click to view larger image.
  • Research Tesla’s industry by clicking [Industry Survey]. Select the CFRA Industry Survey.
automobile industry survey
CRFA Industry Survey for Automobiles
  • Build a chart for Tesla. Customize the time period/date range, choose metrics, and add annotations if desired (e.g. filings, announcements, distress indicators, etc.). The “Compare” feature enables you to compare additional entities against your primary entity. Watch this chart builder video tutorial for more information about using chart builder.
Tesla stock price chart
Tesla stock price and volume with annotations for filings and transactions.

How to Access

Access S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage from the library’s Databases A-Z page.

Get Help

On any screen, select [Help] in the top right corner to learn more about that feature of the database. If you have questions or would like additional help, please contact the Reference Desk.


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The new acquisitions lists for August are now available! Visit the the New Books & DVDs page to browse our newest book, DVD, and audiobook arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

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Improve Your Writing With Help From the ESOL Center and Writing Center

The Writing Center and the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Center are now accepting appointments for the fall semester. Don’t wait until the last minute! Start the semester off right by utilizing these valuable resources. Both centers are located on the lower level of the library. See below for more information about their services, hours and appointments.


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Looking for help with writing, presentations, pronunciation and conversation enrichment? Bentley University students whose home language is not English are invited to take advantage of the free tutorial services offered by Bentley’s ESOL Center. Due to high demand, students are encouraged to schedule an appointment online. You may also call 781.891.2021 to make an appointment or drop in to see if a faculty tutor is available.

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Writing Center staff are available to provide one-to-one assistance with writing skills. Tutors will act as a sounding board for ideas, review a draft, help you make sense of a professor’s comments on previous papers, or talk about writing in general. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment online, but you may also call 781.891.3173 to make an appointment, or drop in to see if a tutor is available.

Fall 2017 Hours
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