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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".

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS '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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