One thing I’ve learned over the last year is that you should never rely on magazine articles or ceo’s or (especially) wall street analysts for your stock picks. Question everything. Never take these articles or analysts recommendations at their word. Ignore them or challenge them, don’t buy because of them. Either do your own research (in your area of understanding) or buy index funds.
Gawker takes an interesting look at the flip and flop of financial magazine stock picks over the last year.