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.
BREAKING DOWN '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.