For Immediate Distribution
Monday, March 26, 2012
Battle Road Research Announces Small Cap Snapshots
A New Service focused on Scouting Out Small Cap Ideas
(WALTHAM, MA) Battle Road Research (www.battleroad.com), an independent stock research firm focused on the technology and consumer sectors, has announced Small Cap Snapshots, a new service designed to help fund managers and analysts scout out small cap ideas. The initial focus will be on companies located in New England, with stock market valuations under $1 billion.
“We see a growing number of intriguing small cap companies in our backyard and beyond that have been overlooked by Wall Street and regional investment banks,” according to Ben Z. Rose, President of Battle Road Research. “A second group of companies consist of IPOs from the last two years that have fallen off the radar, or may have little coverage outside of the investment banks that took them public. These companies represent fertile ground for a fresh, independent perspective. We believe that Small Cap SnapShots will be a timely addition to our clients’ research process,” said Rose.
Combining fundamental research with key financial metrics, Battle Road’s Small Cap Snapshots are designed to help fund managers and analysts screen for investment ideas in the technology and consumer sectors. Small Cap Snapshots are available immediately to Battle Road Research clients through its website at www.battleroad.com. A formal launch of the service will take place on Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 16.
Established in 2001,Battle Roadis a research-only firm, not an investment bank, not a broker dealer, and not an asset manager. Unlike Wall Street and regional investment banks who are paid by the companies they research,Battle Roaddoes not accept –nor has it ever accepted— a dime from any company that it researches.
“As we set out in search of investment ideas for our clients, the company management teams with whom we meet will know that we are not seeking a quid pro quo for research coverage. Specifically, we are not interested in placing our name in the hat for future public offerings, lining up convertible debt, or pitching M&A ideas. These are services provided by the investment banks,” said Rose.
“Our research has been battle-tested for ten years in the institutional marketplace by some of the world’s leading portfolio managers and analysts. We are confident that Small Cap Snapshots will help our clients seek out new investment ideas, and will further our reputation as a research firm free from the influence of investment banking,” Rose concluded.
About Battle Road Research
Battle Road Research, an equity research firm, provides an independent voice on technology and consumer stocks. Our research process combines rigorous financial analysis with insights gleaned from industry sources. Since our inception in 2001 we have refrained from investment banking, company-paid reports, and personal investment in the stocks we research. Battle Roadhas been a member of the Investorside Research Association since its inception in 2002. Investorside monitors and certifies that its members do not perform investment banking or research for hire, thus avoiding the conflicts of interest elsewhere rampant within the equity and fixed income research business. For each of the last three years, Battle Roadhas received an award for its research coverage from Investorside, including the Thought Leadership in Technology award.
We welcome investors to visit our website at www.battleroad.com
Ben Z. Rose, President
781-894-0705, ext. 204
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