Investor interest: Here is where I think Wall Street has it all wrong. The overly educated CFAs have made 11 strong buy, five buy, 15 hold, two underperform and no sell recommendations to their clients. I'm not sure I interpret their own revenue and earnings projections the same way they do.I use Motley Fool readers' opinions to gauge the individual investors' sentiment and even its 5,775 readers have given a weak 71% vote of confidence that the stock will beat the market. Competition: I always like to see how the market views a stock compared to its competition. Over the past year, while Apple ( AAPL) was up 60% and IBM ( IBM) was up 13%, Dell was down 41% and Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ) was down by 45%.