The real objectives of analysts

Tom Yager about Sun, analyst and the real objectives of analysts in The two technology markets:

Sun Microsystems isn't folding up its tent on SPARC because it doesn't stand a chance against POWER and x86, any more than it's planting and reading over Solaris because of the looming threat of Linux. Sun doesn't make strategic decisions based on analysts' manipulation of short-term stock market investors, and that's one of the reasons that I hold the company in such high regard.