Pro investors often follow Street analysis, looking to see what the average sentiment is for each particular stock.
Apple is, by far, the most buy-rated stock but do you know what's number 2? And how about 3, 4 and 5?
Keep reading for the Street's most loved names.
#1: Apple (AAPL) - The tech device revolutionary is overwhelmingly the highest rated stock on Wall Street with 44 "Buy" ratings, 4 "Hold" calls and just one "Sell" rating as analysts bet on booming sales of the new iPhone this Fall and a future revolution of your home entertainment.
#2: EMC (EMC) - The IT infrastructure company is loved most for its stake in virtualization software maker VMWare, making it the ultimate cloud play. Thirty-three analysts rate the stock a "Buy" and just two say it is a "hold." There are no sell ratings.
#3 Anadarko Petroleum (APC) - The oil and natural gas explorer is loved most for its prime position to benefit from the U.S. trying to develop its own energy resources. The stock has 24 "Buy" ratings, four "Hold" calls and zero "sell" ratings.
#4 Boeing (BA) - The plane-maker has caught Wall Street's eye again after getting its giant, fuel efficient "Dreamliner" plane back on track with orders flooding in from around the world. The stock has 22 "Buy" ratings, four "Hold" calls and no "sell" ratings.
#5 Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) - The copper miner has seen a large number of positive calls as of late as analysts bet the metal's price has found a bottom on a China soft landing and that this name -- the biggest pure play in the space -- will benefit the most. The stock has 17 "Buy" ratings, 2 "Hold" calls and zero "Sell" ratings.
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Source: CNBC.com, Finviz.com
Posted by CNBC's Lee Brodie
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