Examples of underperform in a Sentence
The report shows which schools are underperforming.
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DeVos has championed school choice proposals which take funds away from underperforming public schools and invest in charter and private schools.
Cutting Timmons and Thomas, two underperforming veterans added to the team last year via a trade and a free agent signing, will clear nearly $12.1 million in cap space.
Like Texas and Oklahoma, Penn State players have underperformed in the NFL.
The group now matches baby boomers for the largest slice of the electorate but has woefully underperformed at the polls.
In that move, a three-team deal, the Cavs also acquired swingman Rodney Hood, who had fallen out of favor in Utah, for underperforming Jae Crowder and bumped-from-the-rotation Derrick Rose.
Despite a reputation for axing underperforming divisions, many Sony-watchers believe Kenichiro Yoshida is unlikely to unload entertainment assets (just yet).
Last year was the fifth in a row when hedge funds underperformed the 60/40 split (see chart).
Macy's has been targeting underperforming stores with expiring leases for closure to lower costs in the last year or so.
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Financial Definition of UNDERPERFORM
What It Is
How It Works
Analysts regularly evaluate and project stock performance. Analysts may provide this service on behalf of a particular brokerage house, or for private clients, or even for public dissemination through reports and investment publications. Analysts will evaluate the financial conditions of an underlying security and any competitive information available about the industry. Based on this analysis, a stock may be described along a range from the lowest rating, "strong sell," (i.e. not expected to perform well or recover) to the highest rating, "strong buy" (i.e. big performance gains expected). Analysts generally use the term "underperform" to refer to a stock that is fundamentally stable, but expected to perform below the market or industry sector to which the stock belongs. The category “underperform” is alternatively referred to as "moderate sell" or "weak hold."
Why It Matters
Investors can gather valuable information from analysts' recommendations about particular stocks. Not all analysts' recommendations are consistent or based on the same measures of a company's activities or expected performance. Understanding and weighing varying recommendations is an important part of an investor's work.
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