For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – December 8, 2021 – Stocks in this week’s article are Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (
BZH Quick Quote BZH - Free Report) , AdvanSix Inc. ( ASIX Quick Quote ASIX - Free Report) , BM Technologies, Inc. ( BMTX Quick Quote BMTX - Free Report) , First BanCorp. ( FBP Quick Quote FBP - Free Report) and Walker & Dunlop, Inc. ( WD Quick Quote WD - Free Report) . Top 5 Stocks to Buy as Analysts Initiate Coverage
Many investors have immense faith in research work by analysts as they fear that lack of information while exploring on their own might trigger errors. Here, analysts play a vital intermediary role with extensive access to relevant data.
Beazer Homes USA, AdvanSix, BM Technologies, First BanCorp and Walker & Dunlop are some stocks, which have seen new analyst coverage lately, and therefore are expected to attract investors' attention.
Coverage initiation of a stock by analyst(s) usually portrays higher investor inclination. Investors, on their part, often assume that there is something special in a stock that attracts analysts to cover it. In other words, they believe that the company coming under the microscope definitely has some value.
Obviously, stocks are not randomly chosen to cover. New coverage on a stock usually reflects a reassuring future envisioned by the analyst(s). At times, increased investors’ focus on a stock motivates analysts to take a closer look at it. After all, who doesn’t love to produce something that is already in demand? Hence, we often find that analysts’ ratings on newly added stocks are more favorable than their ratings on continuously covered stocks.
It is needless to say, the average change in broker recommendation is more preferable than a single recommendation change.
How Does Analyst Coverage Influence Stock Price?
The price movement of a stock is generally a function of the recommendations on it from new analysts. Stocks typically see an upward price movement with a new analyst coverage compared to what they witness with a rating upgrade under an existing coverage. Positive recommendations — Buy and Strong Buy — generally lead to a significantly positive price reaction than Hold recommendations. On the contrary, analysts hardly initiate coverage with a Strong Sell or Sell recommendation.
Now, if an analyst gives a new recommendation on a company that has very few or no existing coverage, investors start paying more attention to it. Also, any new information attracts portfolio managers to build a position in the stock.
So, it’s a good strategy to bet on stocks that have seen increased analyst coverage.
Below, we have selected five stocks that have seen increased analyst coverage over the past few weeks.
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