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From: msgreenacres (Rep: 489) reply to andysandpDate: 01/07/2018 13:37
Forum: Gurus Answer Questions - Msg #624Thread #673980070 (Rec: 0)
Analysts are only as good as their last calls. There are several more factors to consider, such as the fundamentals including P/E, multiple it's trading at, near term catalysts, institutional ownership, technical analysis, churning, short interest, etc. Know your peripherals, and get to know the analysts.

Re: Would you buy a stock based on 45+ analysts or prediction?

These are my opinions.  Please do your own DD  :) Happy Trading

Reply to andysandp - Msg #612 - 01/07/2018 12:19

Would you buy a stock based on 45+ analysts' prediction?

Let's use Facebook as an example. I'm not saying buy Facebook, but I just want to go through the thought process of buying something based on analysts' prediction.

4 Traders Website has 42 analysts saying Facebook is a strong buy with only 1 analysts saying to sell. So far sounds good.

42 analysts has a mean prediction of Facebook going to $208. Some of those analysts has a high prediction of it going to $240 by the end of the year.

Right now it's priced $187.

So doesn't it sound like a good buy?

Let's say Facebook drops to $160 while the mean prediction is still $208. So isn't buying on the lower side of the Mean prediction (of 42 Analysts), a good buy?

Please grill me if you want, I'm just want to learn. Thanks!

NOTE: This message was originally posted on 2018-01-07 08:36:45 by the andysandp.

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