Ford Research, I've never heard of those guys, came out with a sell report on Sunday and the stock went up 10% on Monday. If equity research analysts are so good, why aren't they wiling to put their own money on their own buy/sell ratings? I know that laws are made so that they can't do this, but even if they legal could, they wouldn't. Research analysts would rather cling on to their jobs than venture out in the real investment world and bet on their own research. Heck, they don't even trust themselves, how do they expect investors to put their money in trust with them?
What ever an analyst says, just do the opposite if you want to make some serious money.