Announcement of Service Closure

Thank you for using the FIGS service since our launch. Regrettably, we have to announce that
we will be discontinuing our service as of the 14th of December 2018 due to certain constraints.

FIGS Analyst Score

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What is it?

The Analyst Score is an overall score assigned to professional stock analysts based on their average accuracy rate in predicting the 12-month target prices of all the stocks under their coverage. This allows you to judge the professionals for yourself.

Analysts are also given individual stock analyst-specific scores for the stocks they cover so you can better identify where they have been most successful in predicting price movements.

How is it calculated?

The Analyst Score is calculated by using historical data from analysts’ 12-month price targets for stocks. These numbers are sourced from Factset.

After this we then utilise machine learning from news flow, along with market data from Reuters, to deliver scores for the prediction accuracy of analysts included on our database.

To meet strict requirements for inclusion on our database, analysts must have certain attributes, including:

1. Possessing a minimum of 5 calls on a stock
2. A minimum accuracy score of 50%

Where is it?

You can find the Analyst Score by clicking into the “Analyse” section at the top of the page and then navigating to “Analysts” after the drop-down menu appears.

From here, you can view the overall score of all analysts that meet our criteria for inclusion.

You can go a step further by clicking into an analyst to view their accuracy scores for individual stocks.

How to use it?

You can use the Analyst Score to find your favourite professional analysts.

Discover which ones excel in their ability to generate profits by looking at their average return and how long it has taken them to achieve it. This displays the average return on their price predictions across all stocks under their coverage and the average time it has taken to achieve it.

From understanding analysts’ overall accuracy, as well as on individual stocks, you can identify the most accurate analysts in either an overall sector or on an individual stock basis.

Save your favoured analysts in the Collect section and revisit your list later. Or you could use it in combination with our other Analyse tools and the Learn section to decide where you want to invest!
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Example

One way you could use the Analyst Score is according to your investment timeline. For example, if you are a short-term investor looking for short-term gains, you could locate analysts with an above-average return but within a shorter average time for return.

On the other hand, if you’re a long-term investor then you will be looking for longer-term gains. As a result, you could search for analysts with higher average returns but also with a longer average time for return.

You’re probably wondering how to judge the Analyst Score. Well here is how it works. An Analyst Score of:

1. Over 90% is considered EXCELLENT
2. 70-90% is considered GOOD
3. 50-70% is considered AVERAGE

Announcement of Service Closure

Thank you for using the FIGS service since our launch. Regrettably, we have to announce that
we will be discontinuing our service as of the 14th of December 2018 due to certain constraints.
Please note that the during this period, the information shown on the FIGS platform is not up-to-date.