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Analyst Ratings and Price Targets (9/23/2020)
 

 
CompanyActionBrokerageCurrent PricePrice TargetRatingImpact on PriceActions
Covestro logo
1COV
Covestro
Target Set byUBS Group€44.24
+1.2%
€39.00SellN/A    
Covestro logo
1COV
Covestro
Reiterated byDZ Bank€44.24
+1.2%
BuyN/A    
Apple logo
AAPL
Apple
Reiterated byUBS Group$107.91
-3.6%
$115.00NeutralMedium    
Ameris Bancorp logo
ABCB
Ameris Bancorp
Upgraded byRaymond James$21.93
+1.9%
$27.00Outperform ➝ Strong-BuyHigh    
ACB
Aurora Cannabis
Target Raised byCantor Fitzgerald$5.23
-40.0%
$17.50 ➝ $18.00OverweightHigh    
Aurora Cannabis logo
ACB
Aurora Cannabis
Target Lowered byPi FinancialC$7.00
-39.0%
C$12.00 ➝ C$10.00NeutralN/A    
Aurora Cannabis logo
ACB
Aurora Cannabis
Target Lowered byMKM PartnersC$7.00
-39.0%
C$18.00 ➝ C$9.00N/A    
Aurora Cannabis logo
ACB
Aurora Cannabis
Target Lowered byCowenC$7.00
-39.0%
C$11.00 ➝ C$10.00N/A    
Aurora Cannabis logo
ACB
Aurora Cannabis
Target Lowered byATB CapitalC$7.00
-39.0%
C$11.30 ➝ C$10.25N/A    
ACB
Aurora Cannabis
Target Lowered byPiper Sandler$5.23
-40.0%
$10.00 ➝ $8.00NeutralHigh    
ACB
Aurora Cannabis
Reiterated byNeedham & Company LLC$5.23
-40.0%
HoldHigh    
Adamis Pharmaceuticals logo
ADMP
Adamis Pharmaceuticals
Reiterated byMaxim Group$0.74
-3.9%
$1.50BuyHigh    
adidas logo
ADS
adidas
Target Set byRoyal Bank of Canada€271.80
+0.2%
€260.00BuyN/A    
adidas logo
ADS
adidas
Target Set byWarburg Research€271.80
+0.2%
€215.00SellN/A    
adidas logo
ADS
adidas
Target Set byKepler Capital Markets€271.80
+0.2%
€270.00BuyN/A    
Air France KLM logo
AF
Air France KLM
Target Set byMorgan Stanley€3.23
-4.6%
€3.00SellN/A    
Carl Zeiss Meditec logo
AFX
Carl Zeiss Meditec
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€100.30
+1.8%
€87.00NeutralN/A    
AFYA
Afya
Reiterated byCredit Suisse Group$25.08
-1.6%
$26.00HoldLow    
Agenus logo
AGEN
Agenus
Reiterated byWilliam Blair$4.35
+2.8%
BuyLow    
Airbus logo
AIR
Airbus
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€62.37
-2.8%
€69.00NeutralN/A    
Akzo Nobel logo
AKZOY
Akzo Nobel
Reiterated byMorgan Stanley$33.08
+2.0%
OverweightMedium    
Ally Financial logo
ALLY
Ally Financial
Target Raised byPiper Sandler$23.79
-1.7%
$27.00 ➝ $31.00OverweightLow    
ALRS
ALERUS FINL COR/SH
Target Lowered byPiper Sandler$19.17
+1.4%
$22.00 ➝ $21.00NeutralHigh    
ALRS
Alerus Financial
Target Lowered byPiper Sandler$18.10
-5.9%
$22.00 ➝ $21.00NeutralHigh    
Autoliv logo
ALV
Autoliv
Downgraded byExane BNP Paribas$70.57
-1.5%
$77.00Outperform ➝ NeutralLow    
Autoliv logo
ALV
Autoliv
Downgraded byBNP Paribas$70.57
-1.5%
$77.00Outperform ➝ NeutralMedium    
Amgen logo
AMGN
Amgen
Reiterated byWilliam Blair$243.43
-1.7%
HoldMedium    
AMK
AssetMark Financial
Initiated byJefferies Financial Group$21.59
-0.4%
$24.00HoldLow    
Arista Networks logo
ANET
Arista Networks
Initiated byUBS Group$198.71
-0.6%
$260.00BuyLow    
AOZOY
Aozora Bank
Upgraded byDaiwa Capital Markets$4.21
-0.2%
Neutral ➝ OutperformHigh    
Algonquin Power & Utilities logo
AQN
Algonquin Power & Utilities
Target Lowered byJPMorgan Chase & Co.C$18.73
-1.3%
C$21.00 ➝ C$20.00N/A    
Arconic logo
ARNC
Arconic
Target Raised byCredit Suisse Group$19.10
+2.5%
$25.00 ➝ $30.00OutperformLow    
Aroundtown logo
AT1
Aroundtown
Target Set byHauck & Aufhaeuser€4.30
+1.2%
€7.70BuyN/A    
Autolus Therapeutics logo
AUTL
Autolus Therapeutics
Reiterated byWilliam Blair$12.82
-3.7%
BuyHigh    
American Express logo
AXP
American Express
Downgraded byBofA Securities$95.89
-2.7%
Neutral ➝ UnderperformMedium    
American Express logo
AXP
American Express
Downgraded byBank of America$95.89
-2.7%
$106.00 ➝ $95.00Neutral ➝ UnderperformMedium    
AstraZeneca logo
AZN
AstraZeneca
Upgraded byOddo Bhf$56.00
+1.0%
Reduce ➝ BuyLow    
AutoZone logo
AZO
AutoZone
Target Raised byBank of America$1,138.77
-2.5%
$1,265.00 ➝ $1,290.00NeutralMedium    
AutoZone logo
AZO
AutoZone
Target Raised byWedbush$1,138.77
-2.5%
$1,300.00 ➝ $1,320.00Sell ➝ BuyHigh    
AutoZone logo
AZO
AutoZone
Target Raised byRoyal Bank of Canada$1,138.77
-2.5%
$1,323.00 ➝ $1,329.00Sector PerformMedium    
AutoZone logo
AZO
AutoZone
Target Raised byRaymond James$1,138.77
-2.5%
$1,300.00 ➝ $1,500.00OutperformMedium    
Aspen Technology logo
AZPN
Aspen Technology
Reiterated byBank of America$125.56
-3.9%
$140.00NeutralMedium    
Bed Bath & Beyond logo
BBBY
Bed Bath & Beyond
Target Raised byRaymond James$13.45
-3.3%
$12.00 ➝ $16.00Strong-BuyMedium    
BFSA
Befesa
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€33.35
+1.9%
€40.00BuyN/A    
BOOHOO GRP PLC/ADR logo
BHOOY
BOOHOO GRP PLC/ADR
Initiated byJPMorgan Chase & Co.$80.10
flat
OverweightLow    
BioLife Solutions logo
BLFS
BioLife Solutions
Target Raised byB. Riley$26.96
-0.1%
$25.50 ➝ $30.00Medium    
BioMerieux logo
BMXMF
BioMerieux
Reiterated byBerenberg Bank$149.65
-0.9%
HoldLow    
Blueprint Medicines logo
BPMC
Blueprint Medicines
Target Raised byBMO Capital Markets$90.61
+3.7%
$105.00 ➝ $113.00OutperformHigh    
Blueprint Medicines logo
BPMC
Blueprint Medicines
Target Raised bySVB Leerink$90.61
+3.7%
$107.00 ➝ $121.00OutperformLow    
Blueprint Medicines logo
BPMC
Blueprint Medicines
Target Raised byBarclays$90.61
+3.7%
$77.00 ➝ $90.00Equal WeightHigh    
Bridgestone logo
BRDCY
Bridgestone
Upgraded byCitigroup$15.83
+1.3%
Sell ➝ NeutralHigh    
BRITVIC PLC/S logo
BTVCY
BRITVIC PLC/S
Reiterated byJPMorgan Chase & Co.$20.52
-0.6%
OverweightLow    
Boston Properties logo
BXP
Boston Properties
Target Lowered byWells Fargo & Company$79.90
-0.8%
$125.00 ➝ $100.00OverweightHigh    
Citizens Financial Group logo
CFG
Citizens Financial Group
Target Raised byBank of America$24.29
-0.9%
$31.00 ➝ $32.00BuyMedium    
Charter Communications logo
CHTR
Charter Communications
Target Raised byCredit Suisse Group$617.26
-2.6%
$640.00 ➝ $724.00OutperformMedium    
COLOPLAST A/S/ADR logo
CLPBY
COLOPLAST A/S/ADR
Upgraded byJefferies Financial Group$15.40
-1.1%
Hold ➝ BuyMedium    
COLOPLAST A/S/ADR logo
CLPBY
COLOPLAST A/S/ADR
Downgraded byBarclays$15.40
-1.1%
Equal Weight ➝ UnderweightMedium    
Comcast logo
CMCSA
Comcast
Target Raised byCredit Suisse Group$45.54
-1.4%
$50.00 ➝ $60.00OutperformLow    
CME Group logo
CME
CME Group
Upgraded byAtlantic Securities$162.89
-2.3%
$176.00 ➝ $195.00Neutral ➝ OverweightMedium    
CNVVY
CONVATEC GRP PL/ADR
Downgraded byJefferies Financial Group$9.13
-1.5%
Buy ➝ HoldLow    
CNVVY
CONVATEC GRP PL/ADR
Upgraded byBarclays$9.13
-1.5%
Equal Weight ➝ OverweightLow    
CNX Resources logo
CNX
CNX Resources
Initiated byCapital One Financial$11.13
+1.3%
$16.00OverweightHigh    
Canadian Pacific Railway logo
CP
Canadian Pacific Railway
Target Raised byBenchmark$298.97
-0.8%
$300.00 ➝ $330.00BuyLow    
CoStar Group logo
CSGP
CoStar Group
Target Raised byCitigroup$824.40
-1.6%
$815.00 ➝ $1,000.00BuyMedium    
Cornerstone OnDemand logo
CSOD
Cornerstone OnDemand
Initiated byBMO Capital Markets$34.05
-1.9%
$39.00Market PerformMedium    
CSX logo
CSX
CSX
Upgraded byAtlantic Securities$76.64
-1.7%
$92.00Neutral ➝ OverweightLow    
Cintas logo
CTAS
Cintas
Reiterated byOppenheimer$317.39
-2.1%
HoldMedium    
Cousins Properties logo
CUZ
Cousins Properties
Target Lowered byWells Fargo & Company$26.95
-3.3%
$37.00 ➝ $35.00OverweightLow    
Cavco Industries logo
CVCO
Cavco Industries
Upgraded byCraig Hallum$174.87
+1.4%
$218.00Hold ➝ BuyLow    
Carvana logo
CVNA
Carvana
Target Raised byNeedham & Company LLC$219.41
-3.4%
$200.00 ➝ $265.00Positive ➝ BuyMedium    
Carvana logo
CVNA
Carvana
Target Raised byJMP Securities$219.41
-3.4%
$200.00 ➝ $250.00OutperformMedium    
Carvana logo
CVNA
Carvana
Downgraded byB. Riley$219.41
-3.4%
$190.00 ➝ $230.00Buy ➝ NeutralLow    
Deutsche Bank logo
DBK
Deutsche Bank
Target Set byJPMorgan Chase & Co.€6.93
-1.0%
€7.00NeutralN/A    
Deutsche Bank logo
DBK
Deutsche Bank
Target Set byUBS Group€6.93
-1.0%
€8.00NeutralN/A    
Deere & Company logo
DE
Deere & Company
Target Raised byBank of America$216.32
-0.6%
$234.00 ➝ $241.00BuyMedium    
JCDecaux logo
DEC
JCDecaux
Target Set byGoldman Sachs Group€14.45
-0.1%
€18.00BuyN/A    
Douglas Emmett logo
DEI
Douglas Emmett
Target Lowered byWells Fargo & Company$24.31
-4.2%
$40.00 ➝ $33.00Equal WeightMedium    
Dell logo
DELL
Dell
Upgraded byUBS Group$65.77
-0.8%
Neutral ➝ BuyLow    
Delivery Hero logo
DHER
Delivery Hero
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€93.70
+4.3%
€105.00BuyN/A    
Discovery Communications logo
DISCA
Discovery Communications
Downgraded byJPMorgan Chase & Co.$21.17
-5.5%
$25.00Overweight ➝ NeutralMedium    
DMYT
dMY Technology Group
Initiated byBenchmark$13.07
+0.5%
$18.00BuyMedium    
DOCRF
CloudMD Software & Services
Target Raised byCanaccord Genuity$1.51
-2.6%
$1.75 ➝ $2.50BuyMedium    
Deutsche Post logo
DPW
Deutsche Post
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€38.02
+0.8%
€43.00BuyN/A    
Deutsche Post logo
DPW
Deutsche Post
Target Set byJefferies Financial Group€38.02
+0.8%
€42.00BuyN/A    
Deutsche Post logo
DPW
Deutsche Post
Target Set byBaader Bank€38.02
+0.8%
€40.00BuyN/A    
Deutsche Telekom logo
DTE
Deutsche Telekom
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€14.46
-0.3%
€17.70BuyN/A    
Deutsche Telekom logo
DTE
Deutsche Telekom
Target Set byBarclays€14.46
-0.3%
€18.00NeutralN/A    
Duerr logo
DUE
Duerr
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€25.24
+1.8%
€35.00BuyN/A    
ELROF
Elior Group
Upgraded bySanford C. Bernstein$5.10
flat
Underperform ➝ Market PerformLow    
Ero Copper logo
ERO
Ero Copper
Target Set byPi FinancialC$18.29
-1.7%
C$21.70BuyN/A    
Ero Copper logo
ERO
Ero Copper
Target Set byRaymond JamesC$18.29
-1.7%
C$21.00OutperformN/A    
Empire State Realty Trust logo
ESRT
Empire State Realty Trust
Target Lowered byWells Fargo & Company$5.91
-2.2%
$12.00 ➝ $10.00Equal WeightMedium    
Entergy logo
ETR
Entergy
Target Lowered byMizuho$95.76
-1.6%
$113.00 ➝ $100.00BuyMedium    
ETTYF
Idorsia
Reiterated byJPMorgan Chase & Co.$34.25
flat
UnderweightLow    
easyJet logo
EZJ
easyJet
Reiterated byMorgan StanleyGBX 494.90
-0.1%
GBX 800NeutralN/A    
Facebook logo
FB
Facebook
Target Set byJefferies Financial Group$250.20
-1.8%
$310.00BuyLow    
First Quantum Minerals logo
FM
First Quantum Minerals
Target Raised byNational Bank FinancialC$11.84
-9.0%
C$16.75 ➝ C$18.50OutperformN/A    
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA logo
FME
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA
Target Set byBarclays€71.10
+2.1%
€88.00BuyN/A    
Fuchs Petrolub logo
FPE
Fuchs Petrolub
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€30.85
-0.8%
€42.00BuyN/A    
Fuchs Petrolub logo
FPE
Fuchs Petrolub
Target Set byBaader Bank€30.85
-0.8%
€45.00BuyN/A    
Fresenius SE & Co KGaA logo
FRE
Fresenius SE & Co KGaA
Target Set byBarclays€37.96
+0.2%
€55.00BuyN/A    
Fresenius SE & Co KGaA logo
FRE
Fresenius SE & Co KGaA
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€37.96
+0.2%
€59.50BuyN/A    
Fresenius SE & Co KGaA logo
FRE
Fresenius SE & Co KGaA
Target Set byGoldman Sachs Group€37.96
+0.2%
€47.00BuyN/A    
FSK
FS KKR Capital
Initiated byNational Securities$15.64
-0.4%
SellLow    
FSK
FS KKR Capital
Initiated byTruist$15.64
-0.4%
$16.00HoldLow    
FSKR
FS KKR Capital Corp. II
Initiated byNational Securities$14.33
-0.8%
BuyLow    
FSKR
FS KKR Capital Corp. II
Initiated byTruist$14.33
-0.8%
BuyLow    
FSKR
FS KKR Capital Corp. II
Initiated byNational Securities$14.33
-0.8%
BuyMedium    
FSKR
FS KKR Capital Corp. II
Initiated byTruist$14.33
-0.8%
BuyMedium    
FRESENIUS SE &/S logo
FSNUY
FRESENIUS SE &/S
Upgraded byBarclays$11.16
-0.9%
Equal Weight ➝ OverweightMedium    
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft logo
G1A
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
Target Set byKepler Capital Markets€29.62
+1.3%
€37.00BuyN/A    
G4S/ADR logo
GFSZY
G4S/ADR
Reiterated byMorgan Stanley$11.93
+0.2%
Equal WeightLow    
GMAB
Genmab A/S
Target Raised byHC Wainwright$36.00
-6.1%
$41.00 ➝ $42.00BuyHigh    
GMAB
Genmab A/S
Downgraded byBryan, Garnier & Co$36.00
-6.1%
Neutral ➝ SellHigh    
GameStop logo
GME
GameStop
Target Raised byLoop Capital$10.12
-4.3%
$6.00 ➝ $9.00Low    
GRA
NanoXplore
Target Set byRaymond JamesC$1.80
+11.7%
C$2.25OutperformN/A    
GlaxoSmithKline logo
GSK
GlaxoSmithKline
Upgraded byOddo Bhf$38.00
flat
Neutral ➝ BuyLow    
Knight Therapeutics logo
GUD
Knight Therapeutics
Target Set byRaymond JamesC$6.00
-0.7%
C$10.25OutperformN/A    
GIVAUDAN SA/ADR logo
GVDNY
GIVAUDAN SA/ADR
Reiterated byJPMorgan Chase & Co.$87.22
-2.0%
NeutralLow    
Gerresheimer logo
GXI
Gerresheimer
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€95.05
+0.2%
€115.00BuyN/A    
Hasbro logo
HAS
Hasbro
Upgraded byBMO Capital Markets$77.48
+2.6%
$69.00 ➝ $90.00Market Perform ➝ OutperformLow    
Home Depot logo
HD
Home Depot
Reiterated byMorgan Stanley$266.72
-2.5%
$305.00BuyMedium    
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen logo
HDD
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen
Target Set byBaader Bank€0.50
-2.0%
€0.70BuyN/A    
Henkel AG & Co KGaA logo
HEN3
Henkel AG & Co KGaA
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€87.78
+0.9%
€85.00NeutralN/A    
Highwoods Properties logo
HIW
Highwoods Properties
Target Lowered byWells Fargo & Company$32.50
-3.3%
$48.00 ➝ $45.00OverweightMedium    
Hapag-Lloyd logo
HLAG
Hapag-Lloyd
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€43.65
+3.2%
€37.00NeutralN/A    
HLFFF
Hellofresh
Initiated byCitigroup$49.17
+0.6%
BuyLow    
Hudson Pacific Properties logo
HPP
Hudson Pacific Properties
Target Lowered byWells Fargo & Company$21.40
-3.6%
$32.00 ➝ $25.50OverweightHigh    
HP logo
HPQ
HP
Upgraded byUBS Group$18.41
-0.2%
$18.00 ➝ $25.00Neutral ➝ BuyLow    
HARGREAVES LANS/ADR logo
HRGLY
HARGREAVES LANS/ADR
Upgraded byLiberum Capital$41.75
flat
Hold ➝ BuyLow    
Horizon Technology Finance logo
HRZN
Horizon Technology Finance
Initiated byNational Securities$12.04
-0.5%
NeutralLow    
HubSpot logo
HUBS
HubSpot
Target Raised byWells Fargo & Company$286.92
+1.7%
$245.00 ➝ $270.00Equal WeightHigh    
HubSpot logo
HUBS
HubSpot
Target Raised byNeedham & Company LLC$286.92
+1.7%
$275.00 ➝ $325.00BuyHigh    
HubSpot logo
HUBS
HubSpot
Target Raised byRaymond James$286.92
+1.7%
$265.00 ➝ $320.00OutperformHigh    
HubSpot logo
HUBS
HubSpot
Target Raised byGoldman Sachs Group$286.92
+1.7%
$290.00 ➝ $332.00Medium    
HubSpot logo
HUBS
HubSpot
Target Raised byRoyal Bank of Canada$286.92
+1.7%
$280.00 ➝ $328.00Low    
HubSpot logo
HUBS
HubSpot
Target Raised byCanaccord Genuity$286.92
+1.7%
$285.00 ➝ $325.00BuyLow    
HubSpot logo
HUBS
HubSpot
Target Raised byStifel Nicolaus$286.92
+1.7%
$275.00 ➝ $305.00Low    
HubSpot logo
HUBS
HubSpot
Target Raised byJyske Bank$286.92
+1.7%
$240.00 ➝ $300.00Low    
IFJPY
INFORMA PLC/S
Upgraded byPeel Hunt$9.49
-2.7%
BuyHigh    
Interfor logo
IFP
Interfor
Target Set byRaymond JamesC$15.27
-1.9%
C$23.50Strong-BuyN/A    
i3 Verticals logo
IIIV
i3 Verticals
Upgraded byRaymond James$24.76
+7.1%
$36.00Outperform ➝ Strong-BuyHigh    
Inter Pipeline logo
IPL
Inter Pipeline
Target Raised byNational Bank FinancialC$12.95
-4.6%
C$13.00 ➝ C$14.00Sector PerformN/A    
Inter Pipeline logo
IPL
Inter Pipeline
Target Set byRaymond JamesC$12.95
-4.6%
C$12.00Market PerformN/A    
Inter Pipeline logo
IPL
Inter Pipeline
Target Set byTudor Pickering & HoltC$12.95
-4.6%
C$13.00HoldN/A    
Jenoptik logo
JEN
Jenoptik
Target Set byHauck & Aufhaeuser€20.38
-0.9%
€29.50BuyN/A    
KB Home logo
KBH
KB Home
Target Raised byTruist$37.95
-6.7%
$40.00 ➝ $44.00Low    
KB Home logo
KBH
KB Home
Target Raised byRaymond James$37.95
-6.7%
$42.00 ➝ $48.00Strong-BuyHigh    
KB Home logo
KBH
KB Home
Target Raised byRoyal Bank of Canada$37.95
-6.7%
$36.00 ➝ $42.00Positive ➝ Sector PerformHigh    
KB Home logo
KBH
KB Home
Target Raised byWedbush$37.95
-6.7%
$38.00 ➝ $44.00Positive ➝ NeutralHigh    
KB Home logo
KBH
KB Home
Target Raised byCredit Suisse Group$37.95
-6.7%
$44.00 ➝ $48.00OutperformHigh    
KB Home logo
KBH
KB Home
Target Raised byBank of America$37.95
-6.7%
$42.00 ➝ $49.00BuyHigh    
KB Home logo
KBH
KB Home
Target Raised byWells Fargo & Company$37.95
-6.7%
$43.00 ➝ $49.00OverweightHigh    
KB Home logo
KBH
KB Home
Target Raised byBarclays$37.95
-6.7%
$42.00 ➝ $45.00OverweightHigh    
KINGFISHER PLC/SH logo
KGFHY
KINGFISHER PLC/SH
Reiterated byMorgan Stanley$7.46
+9.8%
OverweightLow    
CarMax logo
KMX
CarMax
Target Raised byBank of America$107.00
+2.5%
$130.00 ➝ $135.00BuyHigh    
KNRRY
KNORR-BREMSE AG/ADR
Reiterated byMorgan Stanley$29.09
-1.0%
OverweightLow    
KNYJY
KONE OYJ/ADR
Upgraded byDNB Markets$43.10
+2.4%
Sell ➝ HoldLow    
Kilroy Realty logo
KRC
Kilroy Realty
Target Lowered byWells Fargo & Company$52.24
-2.2%
$75.00 ➝ $70.00OverweightHigh    
Leidos logo
LDOS
Leidos
Upgraded byBarclays$90.32
-1.4%
$109.00 ➝ $110.00Equal Weight ➝ OverweightHigh    
Deutsche Lufthansa logo
LHA
Deutsche Lufthansa
Target Set byIndependent Research€7.45
-4.6%
€6.00SellN/A    
Deutsche Lufthansa logo
LHA
Deutsche Lufthansa
Target Set byMorgan Stanley€7.45
-4.6%
€5.00SellN/A    
Lowe's Companies logo
LOW
Lowe's Companies
Target Raised byLoop Capital$158.91
-1.7%
$180.00 ➝ $195.00BuyMedium    
LPRO
HL Acquisitions
Initiated byDA Davidson$22.47
+1.1%
$29.00BuyLow    
Mondelez International logo
MDLZ
Mondelez International
Target Raised byPiper Sandler$55.11
-1.3%
$60.00 ➝ $66.00Positive ➝ OverweightLow    
Mediwound logo
MDWD
Mediwound
Initiated byBTIG Research$3.71
+3.5%
$6.00BuyMedium    
MIELY
MITSUBISHI ELEC/ADR
Downgraded byGoldman Sachs Group$27.55
+0.9%
Conviction-Buy ➝ BuyMedium    
MorphoSys logo
MOR
MorphoSys
Target Set byGoldman Sachs Group€109.95
-0.5%
€110.00NeutralN/A    
Mosaic logo
MOS
Mosaic
Upgraded byCleveland Research$18.29
+1.3%
$23.00Neutral ➝ BuyMedium    
Marinus Pharmaceuticals logo
MRNS
Marinus Pharmaceuticals
Target Raised byOppenheimer$12.15
-3.4%
$7.00 ➝ $28.00OutperformN/A    
MTU Aero Engines logo
MTX
MTU Aero Engines
Target Set byGoldman Sachs Group€141.25
-0.5%
€149.00NeutralN/A    
MTY Food Group logo
MTY
MTY Food Group
Target Raised byNational Bank FinancialC$34.54
-1.2%
C$32.00 ➝ C$35.00Sector PerformN/A    
Micron Technology logo
MU
Micron Technology
Upgraded byCleveland Research$50.00
+0.6%
Neutral ➝ BuyLow    
NGL Energy Partners logo
NGL
NGL Energy Partners
Target Lowered byPiper Sandler$3.51
-2.6%
$6.00 ➝ $4.00NeutralMedium    
NiSource logo
NI
NiSource
Upgraded byJefferies Financial Group$21.80
-1.3%
$25.00Hold ➝ BuyMedium    
Nike logo
NKE
Nike
Reiterated byGoldman Sachs Group$126.54
+7.6%
$126.00 ➝ $140.00BuyHigh    
Nike logo
NKE
Nike
Target Set byCredit Suisse Group$126.54
+7.6%
$136.00 ➝ $154.00Positive ➝ OutperformHigh    
Nike logo
NKE
Nike
Target Raised byUBS Group$126.54
+7.6%
$127.00 ➝ $152.00BuyHigh    
Nike logo
NKE
Nike
Target Raised byBank of America$126.54
+7.6%
$130.00 ➝ $150.00BuyLow    
Nike logo
NKE
Nike
Target Raised byRowe$126.54
+7.6%
$150.00 ➝ $160.00PositiveHigh    
Nike logo
NKE
Nike
Reiterated byBarclays$126.54
+7.6%
$150.00BuyLow    
Nike logo
NKE
Nike
Target Raised byJPMorgan Chase & Co.$126.54
+7.6%
$136.00 ➝ $140.00OverweightHigh    
Nike logo
NKE
Nike
Target Raised byGuggenheim$126.54
+7.6%
$150.00 ➝ $165.00BuyHigh    
Nike logo
NKE
Nike
Target Raised bySusquehanna Bancshares$126.54
+7.6%
$150.00 ➝ $160.00PositiveHigh    
Nike logo
NKE
Nike
Target Raised byWedbush$126.54
+7.6%
$127.00 ➝ $142.00OutperformHigh    
Nike logo
NKE
Nike
Target Raised byBMO Capital Markets$126.54
+7.6%
$100.00 ➝ $134.00OutperformHigh    
Nike logo
NKE
Nike
Target Raised byWells Fargo & Company$126.54
+7.6%
$110.00 ➝ $135.00OverweightHigh    
Nike logo
NKE
Nike
Reiterated byJefferies Financial Group$126.54
+7.6%
$117.00Hold ➝ NeutralHigh    
Nike logo
NKE
Nike
Target Raised byStifel Nicolaus$126.54
+7.6%
$140.00 ➝ $154.00BuyHigh    
Nike logo
NKE
Nike
Target Raised byCitigroup$126.54
+7.6%
$115.00 ➝ $137.00Positive ➝ BuyHigh    
Nike logo
NKE
Nike
Target Raised byPiper Sandler$126.54
+7.6%
$130.00 ➝ $148.00OverweightHigh    
Nike logo
NKE
Nike
Target Raised byBTIG Research$126.54
+7.6%
$140.00 ➝ $152.00BuyHigh    
Nike logo
NKE
Nike
Upgraded byDeutsche Bank$126.54
+7.6%
$107.00 ➝ $151.00Hold ➝ BuyHigh    
NMTR
9 Meters Biopharma
Initiated byWilliam Blair$0.72
+3.8%
$5.00OutperformHigh    
NNXPF
NanoXplore
Initiated byRaymond James$1.20
+2.5%
OutperformHigh    
NOVA
Sunnova Energy International
Initiated byB. Riley$25.74
-1.4%
$30.00BuyHigh    
NOVA
Sunnova Energy International
Initiated byB. Riley$25.74
-1.4%
$30.00BuyMedium    
Nuance Communications logo
NUAN
Nuance Communications
Target Raised byWedbush$33.03
-1.5%
$33.00 ➝ $40.00Hold ➝ OutperformLow    
Novocure logo
NVCR
Novocure
Initiated byNorthland Securities$106.73
+2.4%
OutperformLow    
Novartis logo
NVS
Novartis
Downgraded byOddo Bhf$87.65
-1.4%
Buy ➝ NeutralLow    
NEXT/ADR logo
NXGPY
NEXT/ADR
Reiterated byUBS Group$38.02
flat
BuyN/A    
Corporate Office Properties Trust logo
OFC
Corporate Office Properties Trust
Target Raised byWells Fargo & Company$22.30
-1.9%
$25.00 ➝ $26.00Equal WeightMedium    
OSAGY
OSRAM Licht
Upgraded byCommerzbank$17.00
flat
Hold ➝ BuyLow    
Old Second Bancorp logo
OSBC
Old Second Bancorp
Upgraded byRaymond James$7.50
+2.1%
$10.00Outperform ➝ Strong-BuyHigh    
Osram Licht logo
OSR
Osram Licht
Target Set byKepler Capital Markets€43.40
-0.3%
€44.65NeutralN/A    
PDC Energy logo
PDCE
PDC Energy
Initiated byJPMorgan Chase & Co.$11.23
-4.1%
Overweight ➝ Focus ListHigh    
PFHD
NexPoint Real Estate Finance
Initiated byPiper Sandler$11.94
-2.9%
$16.00OverweightMedium    
Paramount Group logo
PGRE
Paramount Group
Target Lowered byWells Fargo & Company$6.78
-3.4%
$15.00 ➝ $12.00OverweightHigh    
Koninklijke Philips logo
PHG
Koninklijke Philips
Reiterated byBarclays$44.93
-1.1%
OverweightLow    
Koninklijke Philips logo
PHG
Koninklijke Philips
Reiterated byJPMorgan Chase & Co.$44.93
-1.1%
NeutralLow    
Dave & Buster's Entertainment logo
PLAY
Dave & Buster's Entertainment
Reiterated byRaymond James$16.55
-0.4%
BuyLow    
Philip Morris International logo
PM
Philip Morris International
Target Raised byGoldman Sachs Group$75.93
-1.4%
$85.00 ➝ $100.00BuyLow    
Pentair logo
PNR
Pentair
Reiterated byOppenheimer$45.35
-0.1%
$47.00 ➝ $52.00BuyLow    
POYYF
Polymetal International
Upgraded byJefferies Financial Group$24.20
flat
Hold ➝ BuyLow    
PRVB
Provention Bio
Reiterated byOppenheimer$12.26
-5.5%
$29.00BuyMedium    
PSNL
Personalis
Reiterated byHC Wainwright$22.22
-7.3%
$30.00BuyMedium    
Quanta Services logo
PWR
Quanta Services
Target Raised byStifel Nicolaus$51.65
+3.0%
$50.00 ➝ $59.00BuyHigh    
Republic Services logo
RSG
Republic Services
Downgraded byJPMorgan Chase & Co.$92.67
-2.6%
$99.00Overweight ➝ NeutralMedium    
Ryanair logo
RYAAY
Ryanair
Reiterated byMorgan Stanley$80.27
+0.8%
OverweightLow    
Rolls-Royce logo
RYCEY
Rolls-Royce
Downgraded byAlphaValue$2.13
-0.9%
Buy ➝ SellMedium    
SMA Solar Technology logo
S92
SMA Solar Technology
Target Set byJefferies Financial Group€38.20
+1.9%
€48.00BuyN/A    
SAE
Shop Apotheke Europe
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€152.60
+2.9%
€175.00BuyN/A    
SAVA
Cassava Sciences
Upgraded byHC Wainwright$9.24
-13.1%
$20.00Neutral ➝ BuyMedium    
Stroeer SE & Co KGaA logo
SAX
Stroeer SE & Co KGaA
Target Set byJPMorgan Chase & Co.€65.80
-0.1%
€81.00NeutralN/A    
Solaredge Technologies logo
SEDG
Solaredge Technologies
Initiated byB. Riley$190.71
+2.9%
$254.00BuyHigh    
Stitch Fix logo
SFIX
Stitch Fix
Target Lowered byNeedham & Company LLC$26.17
-19.9%
$36.00 ➝ $34.00BuyHigh    
Stitch Fix logo
SFIX
Stitch Fix
Target Raised byKeyCorp$26.17
-19.9%
$28.00 ➝ $32.00OverweightHigh    
Stitch Fix logo
SFIX
Stitch Fix
Target Raised byTruist$26.17
-19.9%
$28.00 ➝ $34.00High    
Siemens Healthineers logo
SHL
Siemens Healthineers
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€37.45
+0.6%
€52.00BuyN/A    
Siemens Healthineers logo
SHL
Siemens Healthineers
Target Set byBarclays€37.45
+0.6%
€40.00NeutralN/A    
SL Green Realty logo
SLG
SL Green Realty
Target Lowered byWells Fargo & Company$44.41
-2.7%
$65.00 ➝ $59.00Equal WeightHigh    
Software logo
SOW
Software
Target Set byBaader Bank€42.02
0.0%
€42.60BuyN/A    
SunPower logo
SPWR
SunPower
Target Lowered byRoth Capital$10.38
+2.0%
$11.00 ➝ $10.00NeutralLow    
SSR Mining logo
SSRM
SSR Mining
Target Set byNational Bank FinancialC$25.25
-8.1%
C$46.00OutperformN/A    
Stabilus logo
STM
Stabilus
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€48.16
+4.5%
€58.00BuyN/A    
Southwest Gas logo
SWX
Southwest Gas
Target Lowered byBank of America$60.40
-3.1%
$68.00 ➝ $63.00NeutralMedium    
SXYAY
Givaudan
Upgraded byMain First Bank$23.80
-0.5%
Hold ➝ BuyLow    
Symrise logo
SY1
Symrise
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€117.35
-0.7%
€109.00NeutralN/A    
Stock Yards Bancorp logo
SYBT
Stock Yards Bancorp
Downgraded byRaymond James$34.25
-4.0%
Outperform ➝ Market PerformHigh    
SYSCO logo
SYY
SYSCO
Initiated byWolfe Research$60.78
-5.3%
Market PerformMedium    
Green Organic Dutchman logo
TGOD
Green Organic Dutchman
Target Raised byJefferies Financial GroupC$0.29
-12.1%
C$0.19 ➝ C$0.21N/A    
TLGHY
TELENET GRP HLD/ADR
Upgraded byMorgan Stanley$18.35
-1.9%
Equal Weight ➝ OverweightLow    
Tesla logo
TSLA
Tesla
Target Raised byGoldman Sachs Group$380.46
-11.5%
$295.00NeutralHigh    
Tesla logo
TSLA
Tesla
Upgraded byDeutsche Bank$380.46
-11.5%
$400.00 ➝ $500.00Hold ➝ BuyHigh    
Tesla logo
TSLA
Tesla
Reiterated byJPMorgan Chase & Co.$380.46
-11.5%
$65.00SellHigh    
Tesla logo
TSLA
Tesla
Target Set byUBS Group$380.46
-11.5%
$325.00NeutralHigh    
Tesla logo
TSLA
Tesla
Reiterated byRoyal Bank of Canada$380.46
-11.5%
$290.00SellMedium    
Tesla logo
TSLA
Tesla
Target Lowered byCanaccord Genuity$380.46
-11.5%
$442.00 ➝ $377.00HoldHigh    
Tesla logo
TSLA
Tesla
Target Raised byRobert W. Baird$380.46
-11.5%
$332.00 ➝ $360.00NeutralHigh    
Tesla logo
TSLA
Tesla
Reiterated bySanford C. Bernstein$380.46
-11.5%
$180.00SellHigh    
Takkt logo
TTK
Takkt
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€10.10
+2.6%
€13.00BuyN/A    
TUI logo
TUI
TUI
Reiterated byBarclaysGBX 268.70
-0.9%
GBX 300NeutralN/A    
TUI logo
TUI
TUI
Target Set byUBS GroupGBX 268.70
-0.9%
GBX 110SellN/A    
TUI AG/ADR logo
TUIFY
TUI AG/ADR
Reiterated byBarclays$1.72
+1.2%
Equal WeightLow    
TUI AG/ADR logo
TUIFY
TUI AG/ADR
Reiterated byCitigroup$1.72
+1.2%
SellLow    
TWODF
Taylor Wimpey
Reiterated byMorgan Stanley$1.36
flat
OverweightN/A    
Twitter logo
TWTR
Twitter
Upgraded byPivotal Research$45.62
+6.3%
$36.00 ➝ $59.75Hold ➝ BuyHigh    
United Insurance logo
UIHC
United Insurance
Target Lowered byWells Fargo & Company$6.37
-10.7%
$9.00 ➝ $7.00UnderweightHigh    
United Natural Foods logo
UNFI
United Natural Foods
Upgraded byNorthcoast Research$17.31
+0.5%
$25.00Neutral ➝ BuyMedium    
United Parcel Service logo
UPS
United Parcel Service
Target Raised byBank of America$162.98
+0.7%
$176.00 ➝ $183.00BuyLow    
Varta logo
VAR1
Varta
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€117.00
+4.6%
€140.00BuyN/A    
Vericel logo
VCEL
Vericel
Target Raised byBTIG Research$18.52
-2.2%
$21.00 ➝ $23.00BuyLow    
VEGPF
Vectura Group
Reiterated byJPMorgan Chase & Co.$1.48
flat
OverweightN/A    
VFF
Village Farms International
Target Set byRaymond James$4.75
-8.0%
$20.00OutperformLow    
Virtu Financial logo
VIRT
Virtu Financial
Target Lowered byPiper Sandler$22.63
-16.1%
$31.00 ➝ $29.00OverweightHigh    
VRM
Vroom
Target Raised byJMP Securities$52.09
-2.2%
$66.00 ➝ $75.00OutperformLow    
Wacker Chemie logo
WCH
Wacker Chemie
Target Set byWarburg Research€75.88
-0.2%
€89.00BuyN/A    
Waste Connections logo
WCN
Waste Connections
Upgraded byJPMorgan Chase & Co.$101.91
-0.5%
$103.00 ➝ $108.00Neutral ➝ OverweightLow    
Western Digital logo
WDC
Western Digital
Upgraded byCraig Hallum$39.28
+7.2%
$44.00 ➝ $62.00Hold ➝ BuyHigh    
Western Digital logo
WDC
Western Digital
Upgraded byCleveland Research$39.28
+7.2%
Underperform ➝ NeutralHigh    
WIMI
WiMi Hologram Cloud
Reiterated byMaxim Group$5.76
-3.5%
HoldHigh    
Wacker Chemie logo
WKCMF
Wacker Chemie
Upgraded byWarburg Research$90.26
flat
BuyLow    
Waste Management logo
WM
Waste Management
Downgraded byJPMorgan Chase & Co.$112.26
-2.4%
$99.00Neutral ➝ UnderweightLow    
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust logo
WRE
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust
Target Lowered byWells Fargo & Company$19.22
-2.0%
$29.00 ➝ $24.00Equal WeightMedium    
WZZAF
Adyen
Reiterated byMorgan Stanley$45.50
flat
OverweightN/A    
Yandex logo
YNDX
Yandex
Downgraded byBofA Securities$65.18
-1.4%
Buy ➝ NeutralMedium    
Yandex logo
YNDX
Yandex
Downgraded byBank of America$65.18
-1.4%
Buy ➝ NeutralMedium    
Zillow Group logo
Z
Zillow Group
Target Raised byNeedham & Company LLC$97.55
-1.7%
$110.00 ➝ $125.00BuyMedium    
Zalando logo
ZAL
Zalando
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€76.00
+0.9%
€31.00SellN/A    
ZI
ZoomInfo Technologies
Upgraded byWells Fargo & Company$35.42
+2.8%
$46.00Equal Weight ➝ OverweightMedium    
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Terms like “Buy”, “Sell”, and “Hold” are synonymous with financial analysts’ reports, yet very few people have a clear understanding of what they are and the best way to use them for value generation in the stock market.  The terms are usually the result of thorough investigations carried out by brokerage firms and analysts as they look to make it easy for investors to make informed decisions about investments.

Market ratings are a multi-level recommendation system based on facts and the opinion of a financial analyst. The fact that there is a multitude of firms issuing differing ratings and a lack of a standard terminology explains why it is essential to understand what the ratings are all about and their meaning before using them for investment decisions.

What Are Stock Ratings

A stock rating refers to an evaluation of a stock’s expected performance in a given time period.  The rating is usually accompanied by a target price that analysts or brokerage firm issue with the aim of helping clients understand what is the fair price of a stock compared to its market value.

A stock rating will often come with a price target that shows what analysts believe is the fair value for the stock. Whenever the price target exceeds the market value, then it implies analysts believe the stock is a buy.  If the market price for the stock exceeds the target price, analysts or brokerage firms would say that the stock is a sell.

Understanding Analysts Stock Ratings

Analysts' ratings range from a simple buy, sell or hold to an equal-weight, overweight or outperform. Many brokerage firms rate a stock on a scale of one to five stars, with five being the highest rating. The ratings are assigned depending on the kind of earnings the company has reported or what it is expected to report as well as on valuations and stock price.

Corporate governance, as well as the scalability of a company’s business, are also taken into consideration when rating stocks. Analysts also pay close attention to a company’s competitive edge in the industry, as it is known to affect performance most of the time.

Market conditions also play into how stocks are rated. For example, in a bull market, analysts are usually swayed to keep favorable ratings for a long time while upgrading share price target. Conversely, during a bear market, analysts may resort to downgrading stock ratings.

While ratings may seem straightforward to an investing newcomer, in reality, a rating from one brokerage firm may mean an entirely different thing in another firm. For example, an outperform rating issued by one firm may mean a buy for another firm, while a sell may mean under­perform.

When it comes to integrating analysts' ratings, it is important first to review a firm’s rating scale to get a full understanding of what it is all about and what it means.  For example, a stock with the potential of delivering a 15% upside in price may be rated as a buy while one with a 5% upside rated as a hold.

Types of Stock Ratings

Buy Stock Rating: A buy rating indicates that a stock is worth buying at a given market price as it is destined to rise. Some firms use ‘strong buy’ to indicate how confident they are that a stock will climb higher given the strong fundamentals backing a move on the upside.

Sell Stock Rating: Sell recommendations are normally issued whenever analysts believe a stock is overvalued or fundamentals do not add up to support any movements on the upside. Some firms use ‘strong sell' to indicate that it is time to liquidate the security.

Hold Stock Rating: A security hit with a hold rating is most of the time expected to perform at the same pace as other stocks in the sector.

Underperform:  Analysts issue an underperform rating whenever they feel a stock is likely to fair worse than the overall market.  The rating is most of the time expressed as a moderate sell, warning investors who are long that a stock is losing upside momentum.

Outperform Stock Rating:  An outperform rating indicates that a stock is likely to perform much better than the market when it comes to returns. Also known as moderate buy or overweight, the rating hints at an uptrend gaining momentum.

It is important to read each rating definition to have a clear understanding of what it means given that ratings from different firms do differ a great deal.  Some ratings do offer specific recommendations while others are usually general in nature. One firm may say it expects a stock to appreciate by between 10 and 20% while another firm may say it expects a stock to appreciate over the next 12 months.

Brokerage Firm

Buy

Strong Buy

Out­perform

Hold

Sell

Under­perform

BB&T Capital Markets

 

Esti­mated return of greater than or equal to 25%

 

Esti­mated Total Return  greater than or equal to 0%

 

Esti­mated Total Return of Less than 0%

Blay­lock Partners

Stock Expected to out­perform market indexes by 20%

 

 

Expects stock to track recog­nized market indexes

Expects stock  to under­perform the overall market by 20%

 

Barring­ton Research

 

Expected to out­perform the market over the next 6 months

Expected to out­perform the market over the next 12 months

 

Expected to significantly under­perform the market as a result of deterior­ating fundamentals

 

Brean Murray & Co

Stock expected to out­perform the market over the next 12 months with moderate risks to funda­mentals

Stock expected to out­perform the market over the next 12 months it minimal risks to funda­mentals

 

Expected to perform in line with the market over the next 6-12 months

Exacted to under­perform the market over the next 6-12 months with high risk to funda­mentals

 

Deutsche Bank  Securities

Stock poised to outperform the market by 10% or more over the next 12 months

Repre­sents firm best picks with a high degree of confi­dence. Stock expected to out­perform the market

 

 

 

Stock expected to under­perform the market by 10% over the next 12 months

Jefferies & Co

A stock is expected to appre­ciate by 20% or more. The total return should exceed the industry average

 

 

Stock expected to change plus or minus 10%. The total return should be  in line with the industry's average

Stock expected to decrease by more than 10%

 

 

Why Stock Ratings Matter

While investors have a love-hate relationship with stock analysts’ ratings, they still matter a lot, as they convey how professionals feel about a given security. They will always stand out in part because they are the result of reasoned and objective analysis of experienced professionals.

Analysts and brokerage firms spend a good amount of time and effort to analyze companies in a bid to come up with accurate stock ratings that investors can rely on for making informed investment decisions. Investors should always remember that analysts do their best with stock ratings to find good investments for their clients in order to secure their reputation in the industry as well as the commissions they earn for such pieces of information.

Legitimate ratings will always be valuable pieces of information that investors can rely on to beat the market and in the process generate substantial returns. However, while it is essential to always be on the lookout for analysts’ ratings, it does not mean that investors should always adjust their position based on such reports.

Such reports should only be used to complement individual research work prior to making an investment decision.  Stock analysts’ reports should thus be used to find a company with a durable competitive advantage.

Stock ratings are a great place to start when selecting stocks

Stock analysts' rating pages are a great place to start when looking for potential stocks to invest in. Such recommendations go a long way in providing insight on stocks that are performing and likely to perform even better going forward.

Reputable analysts and brokerage firms issue recommendations upon carrying out extensive research of a company’s operations and performance. The analysis also takes into consideration some of the market conditions that are likely to affect a company in the long run.

By going through such research pages, one can get an insight on where to start when carrying out due diligence on the stocks to invest in. In addition, such reports may provide common investment strategies that one can deploy on a given stock to be able to generate some returns.

Before making an investment decision, it is essential to consider analysts' ratings in addition to other metrics. Analyst’s ratings are never 100% accurate, which means they cannot be taken at face value.  That said, it is important to analyze everything from P/E ratio to earnings per share as well as dividends, risk, and growth of financial strength.

The key to success is analyzing below the surface when it comes to stock analysts' ratings. Never assume that just because a stock is rated a buy, it means it can be bought at any time at any price.

Bottom Line

Analysts’ recommendations in the form of stock ratings are the foundation of equity research reports that should always be used in combination with other personal research work for investment decisions. Buy, sell and hold recommendations should never be put to use without first understanding a firm’s entire scale of ratings.

It is also important for investors to note that analysts and brokerage firms also have agendas. While an analyst's obligation should be to retail shareholders, in reality, that is not always the case.

Some analysts are employed by institutions that own stakes in companies they have already initiated coverage on. Large financial firms, as well as hedge funds and securities, do benefit from certain analyst ratings. When such sums are at stake, it is common for these analysts to issue ratings that are favorable to their holdings, which may not be an accurate reflection of the market conditions.

However, that does not mean that an analyst’s ratings are useless. Analyst's stock research reports do contain vital information. Such information when complemented with other information found by carrying out due diligence could go a long way in helping one make a profitable investment decision.  Stock ratings should always be used as a source of data that complements one's research rather than completes it.

 



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