Definition of Hold:

  1. Hold is an analyst's recommendation to neither buy nor sell a security. A company with a hold recommendation generally is expected to perform with the market or at the same pace as comparable companies. This rating is better than sell but worse than buy, meaning that investors with existing long positions shouldn't sell but investors without a position shouldn't purchase either.

  2. A hold recommendation can be thought of as hold what you have and hold off buying more of that particular stock. A hold is one of the three basic investment recommendation given by financial institutions and professional financial analysts. All stocks either have a buy, sell or hold recommendation. Often, a single stock may have two or more conflicting recommendations given by different financial institutions. In these cases, it's important for investors to look at the advice provided and decide which is more accurate for their specific situations.

  3. Temporary unavailability of specific sums in a bank account to the accountholder. A hold may be placed on uncleared checks, or on funds that are pledged, for example, as collateral.

  4. Space below the deck of an aircraft or ship for carrying cargo.

Synonyms of Hold

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idea, Having title to, Heap up, Helm, Helve, Hem in, Hide, Hinder, Hoard, Hoard up, Hold, Hold as, Hold at bay, Hold back, Hold down, Hold fast, Hold forth, Hold good, Hold in, Hold in check, Hold in custody, Hold in leash, Hold in restraint, Hold off, Hold on, Hold on to, Hold out, Hold over, Hold spellbound, Hold the interest, Hold tight, Hold together, Hold true, Hold up, Hold water, Hold with, Holder, Holding, Hole, Hollow, Hug, Hutch, Hypnotize, Imagine, Immerse, Immobilize, Immure, Impede, Impel, Importance, Impound, Imprison, Incidental power, Include, Incorporate, Infatuate, Influence, Influentiality, Inhibit, Insinuation, Insist, Involve, Involve the interest, Iron grip, Iron hand, Issue a manifesto, Jail, Judge, Jurisdiction, Just do, Keep, Keep afloat, Keep alive, Keep back, Keep from, Keep going, Keep hold of, Keep in, Keep in check, Keep in custody, Keep in detention, Keep off, Keep on, Keep out, Keep under control, Keep up, Keeping, Key signature, Kidnapping, Knight 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How to use Hold in a sentence?

  1. A hold recommendation means that the analyst making it doesn't see the stock in question outperforming or underperforming comparable stocks in the near term.
  2. A hold is sometimes considered damning with faint praise, but stocks that are hold can still perform long-term.
  3. A stock can have conflicting recommendations, so investors need to dig into the details before making a decision one way or another.

Meaning of Hold & Hold Definition