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Just a Suggestion
Posted by: judsonturn (IP Logged)
Date: June 19, 2014 02:15PM

Hello,

I really like your batch DL service and use it a good bit on sector analysis.

One suggestion that would make it easier for people who use this service would be to have the out put into excel files standard. what i mean by this is that every company outputs into excel the exact same way. take these two stocks for example

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if you notice in cell b21 of CHCO it starts in year 1999 now that same cell b21 of NBHC is 2009.

i understand that NBHC may not have had fillings in the previous years. perhaps all b21 cells could be 1999 and if no fillings there is a null as an output (zeros cause havoc) so you would see across dec1999 - dec2013 in all batch dl's. and quarterly information is treated the same way.

The reason for doing this is to have a standard cell format that is condusive to things like time series, correlation coefficient, and other analysis that require matching of dates.

This is just a suggestion i am very pleased with the service.

also while im here small issue. typo where it says return on assets i think it should mean return on equity.

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Re: Just a Suggestion
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: June 26, 2014 05:41PM

It is a good suggestion. We will implement it.



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Re: Just a Suggestion
Posted by: judsonturn (IP Logged)
Date: June 27, 2014 09:23AM

Great news

thanks



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Re: Just a Suggestion
Posted by: judsonturn (IP Logged)
Date: July 14, 2014 11:01AM

Hey just checking to see if this is still in the works.

I need to do another round of sector analysis... this could save me a few days work so i will hold off if it is in the works.

thanks



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Re: Just a Suggestion
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: July 15, 2014 04:17PM

Working on it.



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Re: Just a Suggestion
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: July 23, 2014 08:05AM

This is done.



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Re: Just a Suggestion
Posted by: judsonturn (IP Logged)
Date: July 24, 2014 01:52PM

This is great.

saved me days of work.

thanks



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