Qualitative Analysis

Securities analysis that uses subjective judgment based on nonquantifiable information, such as management expertise, industry cycles, strength of research and development, and labor relations. This type of analysis technique is different than quantitative analysis, which focuses on numbers. The two techniques, however, will often be used together.

While most investors and analysts rely largely on quantitative measures, metrics such as the debt-to-equity and price-to-equity ratios, supplementing the analysis with qualitative analysis increases the insight into the company. Using qualitative factors will often give analysts an edge since key factors, such as management, does not show up in quantitative analysis.

To help you remember, qualitative = qualities of a company.


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  • qualitative analysis — n. the branch of chemistry dealing with the determination of the elements or ingredients of which a compound or mixture is composed …   English World dictionary

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  • qualitative analysis — noun the act of decomposing a substance into its constituent elements • Syn: ↑chemical analysis • Members of this Topic: ↑tare • Hypernyms: ↑analysis • Hyponyms: ↑urinalysis …   Useful english dictionary

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  • qualitative analysis — Chem. the analysis of a substance in order to ascertain the nature of its chemical constituents. Cf. quantitative analysis. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

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