Focus list

Focus list

Used in the context of general equities. Investment banks published list of buy and sell recommendations from its research department; signified by a flashing "F" on Quotron.

Focus List

A list of securities that an investment bank or investment advisory recommends buying or selling. Each bank's or advisory's research department compiles the focus list and updates it periodically. The research department uses a number of criteria in writing the focus list, including growth potential, riskiness, and business practices.

Sometimes, a watchdog group may compile its own focus list of companies to patronize or boycott based on their corporate ethics or lack thereof.
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JPMorgan analyst Christopher Horvers added Advance Auto Parts (AAP) to his firm's Analyst Focus List while removing Ulta Beauty (ULTA).
15 August 2011 - WestLB removed today Swiss drug maker Novartis (VTX:NOVN) from its Large Cap Focus List but retained its "buy" rating on the company and kept the share price target of CHF68.
The 99 companies were defined by the Sustainability Index and the Goldman Sachs Sustain Focus List.
The California Public Employees' Retirement System recently announced that Xerox Corporation and five others have been put on its corporate governance Focus List and will be the primary targets of its corporate governance activism in the upcoming proxy season.
GIAC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), today introduced an enhanced fund line-up and focus list options for plan sponsors who utilize The Guardian Advantage([R]) or The Guardian Choice([R]) as the funding vehicle for their participant directed qualified retirement plan.
For the fifth consecutive time, the Focus List of Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc.
In addition, Morgan Keegan's Focus List performance ranked fourth with a 3.
Also, in February, Barron's ranked Morgan Keegan's Focus List of recommended stocks first among 13 leading national and regional brokerage firms for returns for the five years ended December 31, 2009.
5% return posted by Morgan Keegan's Focus List substantially outperformed the recommended lists of Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Edward Jones, Raymond James and Wells Fargo, as well as the Standard & Poor's 500 Composite, for the five-year period.
27% return posted by Morgan Keegan's Focus List substantially outperformed the recommended lists of Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Edward Jones and Raymond James, as well as the Standard & Poor's 500 Composite, for the five-year period.
71% return posted by Morgan Keegan's Focus List substantially outperformed the other brokerage firms including Smith Barney Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, and Raymond James and the Standard & Poor's 500 Composite for the three year period.
Ben's portfolios, the Focus List and Timely Buys, have consistently outperformed the S&P 500.