An investor doesn’t have to buy a stock based solely on analysts’ opinions. The quality of research by analysts in establishing their rating varies among analysts. “One third is great, one third is ‘ehh,’ and one third is worthless.” Further, “The best kind of company to own is the one where the vast majority of analysts are negative but you see things turning around,” See “How Good Are Stock Analysts Reports?” at Econmatters
buy and HOLD idiot......what's the difference between buying to hold and holding shares? Same difference......A HOLD rating is a long term strategy for the PPS to rise but not at this very moment. Anything can happen but when an agency upgrades from underperform that's a buy signal for me. Gotta be more sophisticated in your approach to investing.