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Fundamental Research Providers

Rank Firm Stocks Buy Neutral Sell Buy-Sell Chart
1
 Macquarie Group
691 120.72% 1.46% 4.85% 115.87%
2
 BMO Capital Markets
828 4.53% -0.15% -13.15% 17.68%
3
 Exane BNP Paribas
101 13.77% 7.10% -3.64% 17.41%
4
 CFRA Research
1,062 9.19% 9.67% -2.29% 11.48%
5
 Barclays Bank PLC
999 9.22% 4.17% -2.25% 11.47%
6
 Credit Suisse
1,303 4.33% 67.65% -5.66% 9.99%
7
 Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
412 4.23% 14.92% -4.84% 9.07%
8
 Citigroup Investment Research
1,430 3.33% 3.38% -5.28% 8.61%
9
 Nomura Securities
480 3.72% 143.44% -4.14% 7.86%
10
 Piper Jaffray
824 -7.07% -9.32% -13.24% 6.17%
11
 UBS
949 7.33% 78.83% 1.51% 5.82%
12
 CIBC
103 4.82% -3.05% 5.47% -0.65%
13
 CLSA
234 9.03% 6.01% 10.71% -1.68%
14
 Deutsche Bank
1,218 5.95% 3.80% 9.20% -3.25%
15
 Societe Generale
135 -7.62% -1.69% 0.73% -8.35%
16
 Northland Capital Markets
204 -4.86% -0.89% 9.16% -14.02%
17
 Argus Research Co
474 13.37% 7.49% 29.33% -15.96%
18
 TD Securities
114 -8.33% 5.01% 8.07% -16.40%
19
 Sidoti & Co
279 2.42% 11.27% 23.65% -21.23%
20
 Merrill Lynch
1,676 8.54% 5.97% 71.13% -62.59%
21
 Maxim Group LLC
220 -14.96% -5.68% 53.21% -68.17%
22
 JP Morgan
1,507 8.12% 8.21% 152.15% -144.03%
23
 Goldman Sachs
1,288 8.80% 4.53% 164.72% -155.92%
24
 Morgan Stanley
1,211 4.39% 6.37% 164.71% -160.32%
25
 AllianceBernstein L.P.
374 6.26% 5.44% 782.16% -775.90%
26
 HSBC
211 7.04% 4.42% 1,784.77% -1,777.73%