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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The Zacks Focus List 100 Top Stocks portfolio is anticipated to provide a first step for long-term investors to construct their individual top stocks portfolios.
We are pleased to see that our Focus List continues to do so well," said First Montauk Market Strategist Jordan Kimmel, noting that discipline played a key role in the Focus List's performance.
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.
a full service broker dealer and investment bank, today announced that for the period 12/31/98 through 12/31/99 its FOCUS LIST of stocks appreciated 42.
Ben's portfolios, the Focus List and Timely Buys, have consistently outperformed the S&P 500.
OTC Bulletin Board: FMFK) today announced the release of a Focus List of selected stocks.
an article published today in Barron's, Morgan Keegan's Focus List posted a 35.
18 ~PRNewswire~ -- PaineWebber Incorporated announced today that it has added The Gap (NYSE: GPS) to its group of stocks known as the PaineWebber Focus List.
Read Richard Moroney's complete commentary, and take a look at all of his focus list stocks, by clicking: http://at.
The Focus List is a dynamic, carefully chosen list of no more than 30 select companies that the firm has rated buy or attractive.
21, /PRNewswire/ -- PaineWebber Incorporated announced today that it has added General Motors (NYSE: GM) to its group of stocks known as the PaineWebber Focus List.
The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) today released its annual Focus List, which singles out six U.