Hounding Analysts

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Hounding Analysts

The act of a hedge fund manager calling an analyst, especially repeatedly, to persuade him/her to upgrade the hedge fund's rating. An upgrade in rating usually results in the fund's price increasing. When managers hound analysts, they are attempting to create a favorable situation for their investors (and perhaps increase their own commissions). However, it can result in the hedge fund having an inaccurate rating. It is important to note that hounding analysts is not always successful.