Analyst Ratings are more of a short-term indicator that gives you a feel for how outside industry experts are weighing in on a stock. Analyst Ratings typically are tied into analysis of Earnings Estimates and Earnings Estimates Revisions whereas Opinions calculate the Buy/Sell rating using a variety of short-medium and long-term technical indicators. You can learn more about Analyst Ratings through the links below:
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In addition to Ratings, I've provided some helpful links below explaining our Trading Signals along with comprehensive educational pages for the studies used. Depending on your trading strategy, every Signal offers a slightly different perspective; by familiarizing yourself with Opinions, you'll have a more comprehensive understanding how signals function, thus allowing you a more informed view on the market. I hope this sheds some light on Signals, and if you have any additional questions, feel free to let me know.
Barchart Trading Signals: