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DEFINITION of 'Market Perform'

An investment rating used by analysts when the expectation for a given stock or investment is that it will provide returns in line with those of the S&P 500 or other leading market averages.

Market perform is a neutral assessment of a stock and is neither strongly positive or negative. If, however, the stock has gone through a period of market underperformance, it is an indication that the stock is expected to improve its performance relative to market averages.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Market Perform'

The phrase "market perform" tends to be a fairly lukewarm recommendation overall. A preferred investment vehicle would be one that is expected to outperform, or do better than, leading market averages.

A "market perform" rating can be equated to such ratings as "hold" or "peer perform".

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