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Boenning & Scattergood’s Ratings System
Our three-tier investment ratings are based on a stock’s return potential relative to a broad market index:
- Outperform (Buy): The security’s total return over the year or longer is expected to exceed the total return of the S&P 500™ over the identical period.
- Neutral (Hold): The security’s total return over the next year or longer is expected to be roughly equivalent to the total return of the S&P 500™ over the identical period.
- Underperform (Sell): The security’s total return over the next year or longer is expected to be less than the total return of the S&P 500™ over the identical period.
Our four-tier risk ratings are based on a mix of price volatility and fundamental factors relative to the market and peer group.
- Low: The security has higher-than-average fundamental predictability and/or lower-than-average price volatility.
- Moderate: The security has average fundamental predictability and/or average price volatility.
- High: The security has lower-than-average fundamental predictability and/or higher-than-average price volatility.
- Speculative: The security has very inconsistent fundamental predictability and/or very high relative price volatility.
Ratings Distribution (12/31/16)
Coverage Universe (a) % of Universe
Outperform (Buy) 24%
Neutral (Hold) 50%
Underperform (Sell) 12%
Not Rated 14%
Investment Banking Clients (b) % of Rating Group
Outperform (Buy) 17%
Neutral (Hold) 14%
Underperform (Sell) 0%
Not Rated 20%(a) Total may not add up to 100% due to rounding.
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