No. of Broker Underperform Recommendations

What is the definition of # Underperform Recs?

This is the number of Underperform Recommendations. This is an analyst recommendation meaning that the stock is expected to do slightly worse than the market. It is also known as Moderate Sell, or Weak Hold.


Stockopedia explains # Underperform Recs...

These recommendations should be taken with a pinch of salt. Due to the fact that many broking firms also provide corporate finance services to their clients, it has been shown that brokers are reluctant to put out 'sell' recommendations. The majority of stocks analysed in the city are 'buys' or 'outperforms', and much research has indicated that stocks with a 'sell' rating actually outperform stocks with a 'buy' rating. This indicator is provided for reference only, but can sometimes be used as a useful contrarian signal.

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