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Fundamental Research Providers

Rank Firm Stocks Buy Neutral Sell Buy-Sell Chart
1
 Maxim Group LLC
220 -2.47 % -12.07 % -26.90 % 24.43 %
2
 BMO Capital Markets
805 6.12 % 1.10 % -12.08 % 18.20 %
3
 Exane BNP Paribas
86 4.58 % -3.12 % -9.92 % 14.50 %
4
 Citigroup Investment Research
1,416 4.10 % 3.69 % -7.95 % 12.05 %
5
 AllianceBernstein L.P.
378 4.21 % 6.69 % -7.66 % 11.87 %
6
 TD Securities
109 -6.47 % -2.42 % -17.97 % 11.50 %
7
 HSBC
213 -2.15 % -4.46 % -9.95 % 7.80 %
8
 UBS
939 4.03 % 4.08 % -1.50 % 5.53 %
9
 Credit Suisse
1,302 1.84 % 1.81 % -3.43 % 5.27 %
10
 JP Morgan
1,457 1.49 % 6.65 % -2.36 % 3.85 %
11
 Deutsche Bank
1,211 3.39 % 2.17 % 0.16 % 3.23 %
12
 Nomura Securities
494 -0.74 % 3.04 % -3.88 % 3.14 %
13
 Goldman Sachs
1,202 5.17 % 5.08 % 2.34 % 2.83 %
14
 Barclays Bank PLC
1,023 4.56 % 5.54 % 2.05 % 2.51 %
15
 Piper Jaffray
783 3.93 % 0.82 % 1.73 % 2.20 %
16
 CFRA Research
1,072 3.30 % 8.39 % 1.28 % 2.02 %
17
 Merrill Lynch
1,669 3.28 % 5.52 % 2.01 % 1.27 %
18
 Morgan Stanley
1,160 1.86 % 6.03 % 0.68 % 1.18 %
19
 Societe Generale
143 -3.21 % 2.49 % -3.95 % 0.74 %
20
 CLSA
263 2.22 % -12.45 % 2.71 % -0.49 %
21
 Northland Capital Markets
195 12.27 % 2.48 % 13.04 % -0.77 %
22
 Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
280 6.47 % 8.32 % 8.52 % -2.05 %
23
 Macquarie Group
724 2.01 % -1.21 % 4.17 % -2.16 %
24
 Sidoti & Co
304 -3.05 % 2.32 % 5.39 % -8.44 %
25
 CIBC
98 2.56 % -7.39 % 14.38 % -11.82 %
26
 Argus Research Co
467 6.50 % 7.96 % 42.96 % -36.46 %