The Investext Group Signs Cowen & Co. as Research Contributor, Adds New Sources

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The Investext Group has announced that it has signed 60 new contributors in the last 6 months, including highly ranked Cowen & Co. Cowen is a source for investment intelligence on state-of-the-art industries, including health care, technology, telecommunications, and media/entertainment.

Founded in 1918, Cowen has a history of over 3 decades of specialized equity research, and is widely regarded as one of the world's leading research-focused brokerage firms, according to Investext. Consistently ranked among the top 20 research firms by Institutional Investor, the firm's health-care and technology teams were awarded top honors in the magazine's 1997 "All-America Research Team" poll. Cowen's health-care research team, the largest on Wall Street, captured the first place position, and the firm's technology team was cited for its outstanding coverage of such areas as software, telecommunications, the Internet, and aerospace and defense electronics. Cowen's 60 analysts cover more than 375 companies in 24 subsectors of its four industry groups.

"We are delighted that Cowen has signed on as an investment research contributor," said Jim Bode, director of contributor relations for The Investext Group. "Their addition brings a unique perspective and superior up-to-date coverage of health-care and technology companies to our clients."

Other new sources include top regional and foreign firms offering hard-to-find intelligence on small local companies, as well as international trade associations producing industry-specific statistics, trends analysis, and forecasts. …