5 stocks analysts hate
Wall Street analysts are known for their bullish bent, but there are always a few stocks they disrespect. Buying such stocks isn't necessarily a bad bet.
"Experts" dislike everything until they don't. "Experts" reflect rather than lead. I can excuse this behavior because I have never met anyone with a good, working crystal ball.
A huge number of variables affect the price of a security. Many of these variables involve guesses about the future. I can excuse errors in prediction. I do not like "smug," however, and I refuse to apply the "brilliant analyst" label to someone batting .280. I ain't brilliant but I've had some .300 years just because the wind was blowing out that season.
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