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English definition of “hold rating”

hold rating

noun [C]    
STOCK MARKET a suggestion that someone should not sell the shares that they own in a company, but that they should not buy any new shares: Despite falling sales, Citigroup is keeping its hold rating because the price of the stock is good compared with the rest of the sector.
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(Definition of hold rating noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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