An employee of a bank, brokerage, advisor, or mutual fund who studies companies and makes buy and sell recommendations, often specializing in a single sector or industry. Analysts use a wide variety of techniques for researching and making recommendations. The reports and recommendations they publish are often used by traders, mutual fund managers, portfolio managers and investors in their decision making processes. also called financial analyst or securities analyst.

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The analyst was able to observe patterns in the data, which he presented during the weekly team meeting last Friday.

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Although I am in college to become a Therapist, I keep thinking how fulfilling it would be to become a behavioral analyst.

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My favorite analyst within the company is meticulous, and his suggestions regarding when to buy and when to sell has resulted in a sizable profit.

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