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CICC Equity Research Ratings Distribution, as of December 31, 2020
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* Percentage of investment banking clients in each rating category.
** Since June 24, 2019, CICC Reseach is implementing a new stock rating framework based on relative returns, replacing the previous absolute-return rating system. In the current framework, our analysts rate stocks as OUTPERFORM, NEUTRAL or UNDERPERFORM (see definitions below).
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Explanation of Stock Ratings:
- 1) OUTPERFORM: Our analysts expect the stock’s return to exceed the return of the corresponding CICC sector index over the next 6~12 months;
- 2) NEUTRAL: Our analysts expect the stock’s return to be in line with the return of the corresponding CICC sector index over the next 6~12 months;
- 3) UNDERPERFORM: Our analysts expect the stock’s return to be below the return of the corresponding CICC sector index over the next 6~12 months.
Explanation of Industry Ratings:
- 1) OVERWEIGHT: Our analysts expect the sector to outperform the market by 10% or more over the next 6~12 months;
- 2) EQUAL-WEIGHT: Our analysts expect the sector to end up between 10% below and 10% above the market over the next 6~12 months;
- 3) UNDERWEIGHT: Our analysts expect the sector to fall behind the market by 10% or more over the next 6~12 months.
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