Edmunds.com's Jessica Caldwell Named Top Auto Analyst for 2011


Edmunds.com's Jessica Caldwell Named Top Auto Analyst for 2011

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — January 6, 2012 — Edmunds.com Senior Analyst Jessica Caldwell has won "The Top Analyst Crown 2011," awarded by automotive website The Truth About Cars. Caldwell earned the award for her team's pinpoint accuracy in Edmunds.com's monthly new car sales forecasts, which predict the year-over-year change for Detroit's Big Three (Chrysler, Ford and GM) and the Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) for the automotive industry overall. Representing Edmunds.com's team of PhDs, statisticians and analysts, Caldwell placed first in three of the four months measured by The Truth About Cars in 2011, including last month.

"A lot of hard work goes into our monthly forecasts, and it is an honor to have these efforts recognized by The Truth About Cars," said Caldwell. "Our team puts in many hours and considers thousands of lines of data to make the most accurate and updated assessments of where the automotive industry stands every single week."

Every month, Edmunds.com issues its forecasts based on real-time sales and inventory data, historic patterns and exclusive traffic data on Edmunds.com that reflect consumer interest and shopping trends. Much of the data is available for free in the Edmunds.com Data Center at http://www.edmunds.com/industry-center/data/.

Consumers can benefit from the forecasts by checking Edmunds.com's True Market Value® Predicted Price Trends, Edmunds.com's model-by-model new car pricing forecast, at http://www.edmunds.com/tmv-alerts.html.

For the most up-to-date automotive industry analysis from Edmunds.com, please visit our Industry Center at http://www.edmunds.com/industry-center/.

About Edmunds.com, Inc. (http://www.edmunds.com/help/about/index.html)

Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its revered mobile site and five-star app makes car pricing and other research tools available for car shoppers at dealerships and otherwise on the go. Its automotive enthusiast Web site, InsideLine.com, is the most-read car publication of its kind. Its highly regarded mobile site and app features the wireless Web's highest quality car photos and videos. Edmunds.com Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit. Follow Edmunds.com on Twitter@edmunds and like Edmunds.com on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/edmunds.

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