The Investext Group has announced that it has signed over 150 new contributors to the Investext, MarkIntel, and Industry Insider databases in 1997, bringing its total sources to nearly 700. According to the company, these additions include top banks in emerging markets, highly respected market research firms, trade associations for today's hottest industries, and leading brokerages from around the globe, such as new Investext contributors Furman Selz and Needham & Company. Both firms produce highly respected and specialized research that will offer new company and industry insight to customers of The Investext Group.
Established as a research-driven investment boutique in 1973, Furman Selz has maintained its commitment to high-quality research with over 30 equity analysts producing reports in high-growth areas such as biotechnology, industrial manufacturing and international telecommunications, and information and outsourcing services, according to The Investext Group. The firm concentrates on recognizing developing industrial and economic trends and identifying companies and industry segments in a unique position to benefit from these trends.
Needham & Company's analysts focus on over 150 small- to medium-sized public companies in the retail, health-care, and technology sectors. This concentration on emerging growth includes companies in medical device technology, semiconductors, communications and networking equipment, software, and specialty apparel. Due to the highly specialized expertise of the firm's analysts, Needham's research often provides rare perspective on the future leaders and trends of the industries it covers, says Investext. …