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CICC Equity Research Ratings Distribution, as of Dec 31, 2018
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* Percentage of investment banking clients in each rating category.
** The stock ratings of “Conviction BUY” and “Conviction SELL” were included in the rating system from February 2015 and removed from the rating system from February 2017.
Explanation of stock ratings: “BUY” absolute return of 20% or more; “HOLD” between +20% and -10%; “SELL” -10% and below; asterisk denotes non-directional rating change: coverage initiation or resumption, addition to or removal from Conviction BUY/SELL rating level.
Explanation of sector ratings: Analyst expects a sector rated “OVERWEIGHT” to outperform the market by 10% or more over the next 6~12 months, “EQUAL-WEIGHT” to end up between 10% below and 10% above the market, and “UNDERWEIGHT” to fall behind the market by 10% or more, over the next 6~12 months.
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