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Analyst Reports

Analysts are employed to research companies and industries for brokerage houses, mutual fund groups and investment banks. Analyst' research appears in several forms; earnings estimates; recommendations such as 'buy', 'hold' and 'sell'; price targets and written reports. Individual investors can find valuable information in analyst research reports but should not rely on them as the only source for making informed investment decisions. The following selected resources are helpful for learning to interpret and locate analyst' research reports.