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Andrew Birstingl
Andrew Birstingl
Research Analyst
Andrew joined FactSet in 2011 as a Consultant. He has worked closely with financial professionals in equity research, macro-strategy, institutional equity sales, investment banking, and wealth management. Andrew produces several recurring features on FactSet Insight, including Share Buybacks, Dividends, Cash & Investment, Hedge Fund Ownership, and Initial Public Offerings. He graduated from Binghamton University’s School of Management in 2011 with a degree in Finance.
2016 IPOs Hit Lowest Count Since 2009
The number of Q4 IPOs increased 6.5% to 33, but was still well below the average fourth quarter IPO count going back to 2000.
Andrew Birstingl
on Dec 29, 2016
Buyback Quarterly: Q3 2016 by the Numbers [Infographic]
A look at the trends that defined share buybacks in Q3 2016.
Andrew Birstingl
on Dec 27, 2016
Q3 Cash Balance Reaches New High, Grows 7.6% to $1.5 Trillion
The top 20 companies by cash balance made up 52.5% of the aggregate cash balance for the index.
Andrew Birstingl
on Dec 21, 2016
Dividend Per Share Growth Slows for Fourth Consecutive Period
Dividends per share for the S&P 500 amounted to $44.80 for the trailing 12 months ending in Q3.
Andrew Birstingl
on Dec 20, 2016
Buybacks Decline for Second Consecutive Quarter
Companies in the S&P 500 spent $115.6 billion on share buybacks during the third quarter, the smallest quarterly total since Q1...
Andrew Birstingl
on Dec 19, 2016
Webcast: Analyzing Trends in Shareholder Activism
Learn how changing currents have shaped shareholder activism and corporate governance over the past year.
Andrew Birstingl
on Dec 14, 2016
2016 Shareholder Activism Trends
As a preview to our live webcast, we uncover the events that defined shareholder activism in 2016.
Andrew Birstingl
on Dec 12, 2016
Buyback Quarterly: Q2 2016 by the Numbers [Infographic]
A look at the trends that defined share buybacks in Q2 2016.
Andrew Birstingl
on Nov 22, 2016
Consumer Staples Lead Hedge Fund Purchases in Q3
The 50 largest hedge funds increased their equity exposure by 2.9% in Q3 2016, a turnaround from Q2.
Andrew Birstingl
on Nov 17, 2016
Third Year After Presidential Election a Charm for S&P 500
But, the S&P 500 has historically favored a Democrat to new Democrat President transition over Democrat to Republican.
Andrew Birstingl
on Nov 3, 2016
As Pound Weakens, Are More UK Companies M&A Targets?
The British pound is down 17% against the dollar post-Brexit.
Andrew Birstingl
on Oct 25, 2016
IPOs Remain at Historic Lows in Q3
Despite a 16.7% increase from a year ago, IPOs are still trail averages.
Andrew Birstingl
on Oct 4, 2016

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