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Author: Commodore64 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 801170  
Subject: Re: Euphemisms for Sell Date: 2/1/2002 3:21 PM
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Analyst talk translated:

Buy= Company has serious problems- e.g. eroding market share, falling profits (if any). You should probably cut your losses and get out now.

Hold= Company has no chance of making a profit this decade, if ever. If you own it, your screwed.

Sell= company is bankrupt, stock sells for less than $1 and plunging fast, Corporate Board is under indictment (enron, kmart). If you own it, your new broker's commission will be more than the stock will bring-your old broker, who convinced you that iVillage.com was going to be the next GE, has left town with no forwarding address.

Strong Sell- Stockholders are advancing on the Corporate HQ with torches and pitchforks. CEO just committed suicide. Board of Directors was last seen taking a one way flight to Bolivia. If you own it, you should strongly consider following the CEO's example (after torching corporate HQ, of course).

Strong Buy- anything that doesn't fit the above.


...who doesn't listen to the analysts much.
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