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Analyst  

Definition 1.

Employee of a brokerage or fund management house who studies companies and makes buy-and-sell recommendations on stocks of these companies. Most specialize in a specific industry.
 

Definition 2.

A financial professional who has expertise in evaluating investments and puts together buy, sell, and hold recommendations on securities. Also known as a financial analyst or security analyst.
 

Definition 3.

An employee of a bank, brokerage, advisor, or mutual fund who studies companies and makes buy and sell recommendations, often specializing in a single sector or industry. Analysts use a wide variety of techniques for researching and making recommendations. The reports and recommendations they publish are often used by traders, mutual fund managers, portfolio managers and investors in their decision making processes. also called financial analyst or securities analyst.
 
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