We do not restrict stocks to one premium service or another, and it is common to have stocks overlap. If an analyst team likes a stock and believes that it fits within their service, they are free to recommend it even if it has been recommended elsewhere.
All active recommendations are still buy recommendations, because we believe they can beat the market over the next 5+ years.
The best overall businesses might be the leading companies in several different trends or industries, and we think that’s a good thing. We’re not going to disqualify our best ideas within a new set of research just because the stocks may not be brand new to The Motley Fool. We have an extremely diverse group of members who all have different needs and goals, therefore, we have many different products to fit these different needs.
The Stock Advisor service is hands down our most popular service, and members who have a number of services notice a bit of overlap with the Stock Advisor service.
When we find a great stock that will fit a variety of portfolios and services, we will put them in each one that it fits. You can consider a stock even more of a recommendation if you see it recommended by multiple analysts across the different services we offer.