Expert Ratings For Nasdaq
Within the last quarter, Nasdaq (NASDAQ:NDAQ) has observed the following analyst ratings:
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In the last 3 months, 12 analysts have offered 12-month price targets for Nasdaq. The company has an average price target of $178.75 with a high of $208.00 and a low of $150.00.
This current average represents a 6.46% increase from the previous average price target of $167.91.
Analyst Ratings: What Are They?
Analysts are specialists within banking and financial systems that typically report for specific stocks or within defined sectors. These people research company financial statements, sit in conference calls and meetings, and speak with relevant insiders to determine what are known as analyst ratings for stocks. Typically, analysts will rate each stock once a quarter.
Analysts may suggest actions like “buy”, “sell”, “hold”, or similar verbage for each stock based on research compiled from the corresponding company. Analysts who suggest “buy” are telling traders to purchase the stock based on forecasted growth. On the flip side, analysts who suggest “sell” are telling traders to dump the stock because of a similarly forecasted decline. Analysts who suggest “hold” are telling investors that they see short-term or mid-term stagnation and to maintain their positions on the stock.
Some analysts also offer predictions for helpful metrics such as earnings, revenue, and growth estimates to provide further guidance as to what to do with certain tickers. It is important to keep in mind that while stock and sector analysts are specialists, they are also human and can only forecast their beliefs to traders.
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