The Zacks Brokerage Ratings Data Feed provides buy, sell, and hold recommendations from analysts at brokerages for all companies in the Zacks universe. Zack’s storied research team aggregates and validates the ratings from professional analysts covering the stocks. The ratings can be accessed in Excel, Google Sheets, Excel Screener, and API format.
In addition to forecasting future earnings, sales, and price levels, most sell-side analysts will issue a recommendation or rating on whether or not to trade a stock based on their perception of its near-term money-making potential. Changes in brokerage ratings often have an immediate impact on the price of a stock. Analysts can access these buy, sell, and hold recommendations directly in their spreadsheets via an Excel add-in and developers can access the ratings in their applications via API.