For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – September 27, 2018 - Stocks in this week’s article are Primerica, Inc. (PRI - Free Report) , Avaya Holdings Corp. (AVYA - Free Report) , Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (SHEN - Free Report) , DMC Global Inc. (BOOM - Free Report) and eXp World Holdings, Inc. (EXPI - Free Report)
5 Stocks to Buy as New Analysts Initiate Coverage
Most investors trust research done by analysts to avoid inefficiencies triggered by lack of information. Thus, when it comes to coverage initiation, analysts naturally play a pivotal role.
Coverage initiation by analyst(s) on a stock usually portrays higher investor inclination. Investors, on their part, often assume there is something special in a stock to attract analysts’ attention. 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 preferred over a single recommendation change.
Influence on Stock Price
It is interesting to note that the price movement is generally a function of recommendations 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 issues 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 over the last few weeks.
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