SQM Research launches 'Shares Professional' for advisers

By Penny Pryor

SQM Research has launched 'Shares Professional', a ratings service of ASX 200 companies for the Australian financial advice community.

The quantitative ratings are based on SQM's five-star ratings model with a view to identifying opportunities over a medium to long term. They include a quality, value and momentum rating, which combined give a rating out of 4 stars.

The top three rated companies via the new ratings are Stanmore Resources, Wistech Global and AUB Group, which all have overall ratings over 3.6 stars. SQM says a neutral rating is 2.5 stars.

"The introduction of ratings on Australian listed companies now completes our investment market research offering. As such, SQM Research is a full-service research organisation providing ratings, data and insights into direct equities, multi strategy SMA models, single strategy funds on all asset classes; and of course, real estate," SQM Research managing director, Louis Christopher, said.

"We provide these services while keeping our conflicts to a bare minimum. We will never run a funds management business. We will never be a broker, nor a real estate agent. We will always put investors first and support the financial planning profession in that mandate."

Shares Professional costs $49.00 for a month-by-month subscription or $550 for a 12-month service.