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There are a total of 12,122 analyst ratings (buy, sell or hold) for the 500 stocks in the S&P 500, which translates to 24.2 ratings per stock! Talk about a glut of coverage. As shown below, 5,871 of those ratings are Buy ratings, 5,443 are Hold ratings, and just 808 are Sell ratings. Analysts are not usually a very bearish bunch.
Below is a look at the percentage of Buy ratings in the S&P 500 by sector. As shown, analysts are most bullish on Health Care with 58.8% Buy ratings. They’re least bullish on Utilities with just 33.3% Buy ratings.
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