FAQ: why are not all companies in my CompuStat output?

When you upload a list of companies in CompuStat North America or CompuStat Global, it’s possible that you don’t see all the companies in your outputfile. When this happens, check in WRDS the Screening Variables (Step 2): in the default settings only INDL is marked behind Industry Format – that means that only the industrial companies are selected from your list of companies; the financial companies are taken out of your list. You’ll have to mark both INDL and FS.


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