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ETF Channel Launches Top Broker Picks Lists

JERICHO, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BNK Invest, Inc. has launched a new investment tool for research-focused investors – the ETF Channel Top Broker Analyst Picks Lists. In forming these lists, the analyst opinions from major brokerage houses were tallied, and averaged; then, the underlying components were ranked according to those averages. Investors often interpret analyst opinions from different angles — a popular analyst pick could mean that many sharp minds individually came to the same bullish conclusion, and therefore the stock should do well, but it could also mean that if the company stumbles, that would come as a negative surprise.

From the other direction, when companies have a low rank among analysts, it isn't necessarily the case that investors should conclude that the stock will perform poorly. It can, of course, but a bullish investor could also take the contrarian angle and read into the data that there is lots of room for upside because the stock is so out of favor.

With earnings season in full swing, investors continue to look to the major brokerage houses to interpret how their favorite stocks performed in the most recent quarter. ETFChannel.com finds value in putting together these rankings, because both the top and the bottom ends of the lists can often make for some interesting stock picking ideas for further research.

For the latest updates to the ETF Channel Top 25 Broker Analyst Picks of the S&P 500, click the following URL: http://www.etfchannel.com/slideshows/broker-darlings-of-the-spx/

For the latest updates to the ETF Channel Top 15 Broker Darlings of the Dow, click the following URL:
http://www.etfchannel.com/slideshows/broker-darlings-of-the-dow/

For the latest updates to the ETF Channel Forgotten Giants of the S&P 500, click the following URL:
http://www.etfchannel.com/slideshows/forgotten-giants-of-the-spx/

About BNK Invest, Inc.
BNK Invest, Inc. develops, owns and operates financial web sites which enable individual investors and financial advisers to gain valuable insight into, and stay informed about the financial markets. The company has been at the forefront of creating premier online sites and communities since 2002. The company owns and operates ETF Channel (ETFChannel.com), Market News Video (MarketNewsVideo.com), Value Forum (ValueForum.com), and Bank Investor (BankInvestor.com), Canada Stock Channel (CanadaStockChannel.com), Energy Stock Channel (EnergyStockChannel.com), Metals Channel (MetalsChannel.com), Preferred Stock Channel (www.preferredstockchannel.com) and Dividend Channel (DividendChannel.com). Dividend Channel provides research and data about dividend stocks and ETF dividends . ETF Channel provides ETF data and ETF research to both small and large investors. Energy Stock Channel provides research and data about energy stocks. Metals Channel is a metals stock research website, aimed at financial advisors and retail investors trying to maximize the opportunities in the gold, metals, and mining sectors. Canada Stock Channel provides research and data about publicly traded Canadian stocks. ValueForum.com is an online investment discussion and collaboration community for serious value investors and income investors. The company provides other sites that focus on answering investment and technology questions such as "how do I get an email address", and "how to find my IP address".

SOURCE BNK Invest, Inc.