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.