Refinitiv - Company & Entity Data

Available Databases

Institutional Brokers Estimate System (IBES). These databases are available as part of the University's subscription to Refinitiv's services. See next section for access instructions.

  • IBES - Earning Estimates

    Earning Estimates

    Database Content

      • 5800+ US companies
      • 12,400 international companies
      • Historical data dating back to 1976
  • IBES - Guidance


    Database Content

    Provides everything surrounding the time guidance (any forward-looking statement made by a company around its future financial performance) is issued:

      • Timestamp
      • Guidance value
      • What the mean was at that moment

      Allows you to directly compare analyst and management expectations on company performance

  • Institutional (13f) Holdings - s34

    Institutional (13f) Holdings - s34

    Database Content

    Access Institutional Common Stock Holdings and Transactions

      • As reported on Form 13F filed with the SE
      • By institutional managers
      • With $100 million+ in Assets Under Management
  • Insiders Data

    Insiders Data

    Database Content

    Capture all U.S. insider activity:

      • As reported on Forms 3, 4, 5, and 144 in line-by-line detail
      • A unique cleansing process is used by Refinitiv that adds value by making systematic interpretations on the accuracy of as-reported data and inserts "cleansed" fields for comparison

How to Access?

FBE & MBS Academic Staff and PhD Students

  • Register for an individual online WRDS account with your Unimelb email
  • Access database through WRDS

FBE Honours and Masters students


Booking required: Students can access the FBE Database Facility through swipe card access and reserve database terminals in the booking sheets located at the Facility. After booking, students must request a Day Pass when logging in to the General Terminals.

  • Access WRDS via a Day Pass in the FBE Research Databases Facility
  • Location - Upper Ground South Floor, Giblin Eunson Library

How to request a Day Pass?

  1. Log in to the General Terminal with your Unimelb student details
  2. Click on the WRDS shortcut icon

Support Resources

For 'Earning Estimates' & 'Guidance' IBES Databases:

1. Log in to WRDS

2. Click on IBES​

3. Click on:​

  • Manuals & Overviews​
  • Knowledge Base

For 'Institutional (13f) Holdings - s34' & 'Insiders Data' Databases:

1. Log in to WRDS

2. Click on Thomson/Refinitiv​

3. Click on:​

  • Manuals & Overviews​
  • Knowledge Base