What are analyst recommendations?
Many investors use analyst recommendations to help evaluate a stock in conjunction with their own technical or fundamental analysis. Analysts often are researchers working for investment banks or brokerage firms who perform extensive fundamental and technical research to provide buy or sell recommendations for stocks. They may also provide a price target which is an estimate of what they think a share price might be in about 12 months’ time.
Please note that financial analyses and ratios should not be looked at in isolation when making investing decisions.
Introduction to stock trading
- What is a stock?
- Where do stocks come from?
- What is stock ownership?
- Why do people buy stocks?
- How could you lose money from buying stocks?
- What are stock markets?
- What is a stock broker?
- What is a stock price?
- What is a bid-offer spread?
- What are stock charts?
- What is commission?
- What are bullish vs bearish markets?
- What is technical analysis?
- What is fundamental analysis?
- What are analyst recommendations?
- What are stock financials?
- What is EPS (earnings per share)?
- What is a P/E ratio (Price-to-Earnings)?
- What is a P/CF ratio (Price-to-Cashflow)?
- What is ROE (Return on Equity)?
- What is Market Sentiment?
- What are Market Sentiment Indicators?
- What is the VIX?
- How does News and Social Media impact stocks?