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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Focus List. The company's customer concentration risk has played out, Suva tells investors in a research note, while pointing out the stock is below his prior price target.
We maintain our BUY rating, with PRU a Q3 Focus List Pick.
This screening is further refined into a focus list of appropriate securities.
After releasing a Redevelopment Focus List of 31 NPL sites with the greatest reuse potential, EPA has responded to over 120 redevelopment-related prospective purchaser inquiries and created a new informational mapping tool that provides site-specific details on each of the 31 sites.
At Morgan Stanley, Bossen was responsible for the management of the Sector ETF Model Portfolio and the International ETF Focus List. Prior to that, he worked for 26 years at Citigroup, including time as managing director of the firm's ETF strategy and model portfolio platform.
Down in the FTSE 250 Index, shares in the serviced office provider, Regus, finished the day's trading up 7.7% after analysts at Credit Suisse added it to its European Small and Mid-Cap Focus List.
"In the APxJ Focus List, Morgan Stanley removed PTT Public and replaced it with Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co.
Saudi equity markets remained stable as the large-cap petrochemicals outperformed - Saudi Industrial Investment Group, Yansab, Advanced Petrochemicals Co and SABIC - along with the consumer companies Savola and Almarai, all remain on our focus list for the GCC.
Stocks from our Speculative focus list also outperformed the market: Evraz (+13%), Polymetal (+16%), HMS (+9%).
Lines Co Ltd to "neutral" from "overweight" and removed it from its Analyst Focus List as a Most Preferred stock, aiding in its fall of 2.7 percent.
These results, combined with initial success in the United States, are seen by the company as strong indications that the timing is right to place the North American market at the top of its focus list.
The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company has added to its fund lineup and focus list options for plan sponsors who use The Guardian Advantage or The Guardian Choice as the funding vehicle for their retirement plan.