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DEFINITION of 'Strong Sell'

A type of stock trading recommendation given by analysts for a stock that is expected to dramatically underperform compared to the average market return and/or return of comparable stocks in the same sector or industry. It is an emphatic negative comment on a stock's prospects.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Strong Sell'

Strong sell is one of the strongest recommendations that an analyst can give to investors to sell a stock and generally indicates that the underlying company and/or relevant market conditions will be unfavorable for the stock in the subsequent period of time.

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