DEFINITION of 'Outperform'

An analyst recommendation meaning a stock is expected to do slightly better than the market return.

Also known as "market outperform", "moderate buy", or "accumulate".


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BREAKING DOWN 'Outperform'

Exact definitions vary by brokerage, but in general this rating is better than neutral and worse than buy or strong buy.

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    An analyst's recommendation to neither buy nor sell a security. ...
  5. Upgrade

    A positive change in the rating of a security. An upgrade is ...
  6. Buy

    1. A recommendation to purchase a specific security. A buy rating ...
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