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Wall Street Analysts Think Modine Is a Good Investment: Is It?

The recommendations of Wall Street analysts are often relied on by investors when deciding whether to buy, sell, or hold a stock. Media reports about these brokerage-firm-employed (or sell-side) analysts changing their ratings often affect a stock's price. Do they really matter, though? Let's take a look at what these Wall Street heavyweights have to say about Modine (NYSE: MOD) before we discuss the reliability of brokerage recommendations and how to use them to your advantage. Modine currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 1.20, on a scale of 1 to 5 (Strong Buy to Strong Sell), calculated based on the actual recommendations (Buy, Hold, Sell, etc.) made by five brokerage firms. An ABR of 1.20 approximates between Strong Buy and Buy. Of the five recommendations that derive the current ABR, four are Strong Buy and one is Buy. Strong Buy and Buy respectively account for 80% and 20% of all recommendations. Brokerage Recommendation Trends for MOD While the ABR calls for buying Modine, it may not be wise to make an investment decision solely based on this information. Several studies have shown limited to no success of brokerage recommendations in guiding investors to pick stocks with the best price increase potential. Are you wondering why? The ...