ResearchTeamTM is a unique third-party research tool that employs a 'wisdom of crowds' approach to investment research. The concept is simple: a combination (a team) of different research providers providing company recommendations perform better than the recommendations of individual research providers alone. Performance measurement is traditionally used to find the "best" research provider. Certain providers may have poor performance, but may still add overall value if their strengths are used in combination with another research provider.
ResearchTeamTM research is a team-based approach to investment research, based on the universe of companies covered by five underlying third-party research providers-S&P Capital IQ, Ford Equity Research, TheStreet, MarketEdge and Jaywalk. Rules are applied to the five providers' recommendations to form an overall "team recommendation" for each company covered. Following the "wisdom of crowds" idea, the theory is that the team recommendation will outperform the individual provider recommendations
Reduced to hold is an upgrade?? Yes, if it was previously listed as a sell.However, it was previously listed as a "hold" so how can it be reduced to hold?? Read a little more carefully before posting.
ps-not my facts, came from RT Financial via my Ameritrade alerts