Analysts and the Chilling Effect

I had a journalist ask me this morning whether recent lawsuits would cause equity analysts to be more careful about what they say concerning companies that they cover. In other words, would said analysts pull punches and not give critical comments?
My response: So few equity analysts actually say what they think that you’d probably never be able to tell the difference.

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Comments

  1. Nigel deGruyther says:

    “Will an analyst be more careful about written/published comments?” and “Will an analyst be more careful about what he/she says with no recording?” are two very different questions.