Wall Street sell-side analysts frequently make appearances on Bloomberg, CNBC and Fox Business to discuss stocks/sectors they cover.
When they do, it’s usually because of a call they’ve made or a research report they’ve published, or because the big story of the day is right in their wheelhouse.
Also, if you’re going on TV to represent your firm, it helps if you’re… camera-friendly.
Based on nominations we’ve received from industry insiders, and through our own research, we’ve put together a list of hottest analyst representatives of their firms: This means they look great when representing their firm, and their work must be read.
Please feel free to send recommendations to [email protected] for further additions.
Sector(s): Retail, Department Stores, Apparel & Footwear
Companies Covered: Columbia Sportswear, Coach, Tiffany, Fossil, Macy's, Abercrombie & Fitch, Lululemon Athletica, Ralph Lauren Corp, Urban Outfitters, Saks Inc, Nordstrom, JC Penney, Kohl's.
Street Cred: Dunn joined Macquarie in 2011 as a senior analyst. She definitely has experience both on the Street and in the retail sector. After graduating from Spellman in 1996, Dunn began her career at Bear Stearns as an analyst. She then worked at Liz Claiborne and GAP for a few years before returning to Bear Stearns as an associate. Her other experience includes working at Prudential Equity Group, Thomas Weisel and FBR.
Firm: Morgan Stanley
Sector(s): Department Stores and Specialty Retailers
Street Cred: Clark graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with her bachelor's in Economics and earned her MBA from Harvard Business School. In 2009, she ranked No. 2 in the StarMine Awards for stock picking in Multiline Retail. She also placed No. 3 in the Wall Street Journal's 'Best on the Street' in Retailers: Broad Line & Apparel.
Sector(s): Food & Agribusiness
Companies Covered: Dean Foods, Corn Products International, Hormel Foods, Pilgrim's Pride, Tyson Foods, Sanderson Farms Inc., Smithfield Foods, JM Smucker, Flowers Foods, Green Plains Renewable Energy, TreeHouse Foods, Darling International, Anderson Inc.
Street Cred: She joined Stephens in Dec. 2004 and currently head the equity research coverage of the food and agribusiness sector. Her previous experience includes working at Merrill Lynch. She received graduated from the University of California and earned her MBA from Columbia University.
Firm: FBR Capital Markets
Companies Covered: Broadcom Corp, International Rectifier, LSI Corp, Atmel Corp, Maxim Integrated Products, Fairchild Semiconductor, Marvell Technology, Microsemi Corporation, Silicon Laboratories, Texas Instruments, Advanced Micro Devices, Qualcomm, Intel Corp, Linear Technology, Nvidia, ON Semiconductor Corp, National Semiconductor Corp.
Street Cred: Prior to joining FBR, Berger worked as a senior VP of the semiconductor equity research group at Wedbush Morgan Securities. He also worked as a semiconductor analyst at Smith Barney Citigroup. He's also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Public Accountant. He received a B.B.A. from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin where he also completed his Master in Professional Accounting degree.
Street Cred: Croft is a senior geopolitical strategist with Barclays commodities research group. She covers economics and politics in commodity producing countries in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Her previous work experience includes working at Lehman Brothers. Before Lehman, she was an intelligence fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. She also worked four years as a senior economic analyst in the Asia Pacific, Latin America and Africa office of the CIA. She holds PhD in economic history from Princeton.
Firm: Wedbush Securities
Sector(s): Footwear & Apparel
Companies Covered: Liz Claiborne, Skechers USA, Crocs INC, Michael Kors, Steve Madden
Street Cred: Freedman is new to the sell-side and her recent calls include KORS and LIZ initiations with 'Buys'. She previously worked on the buyside and did a stint in the fashion industry. Freedman was recently quoted in Bloomberg about Liz Claiborne. She graduated from UPenn with a bachelor's degree in economics, political science and philosophy.
Sector(s): Consumer Internet, eCommerce, Online Advertising and Digital Media
Companies Covered: InterActiveCorp, comScore, Liquidity Services, Yelp Inc., OpenTable Inc, VistaPrint NV, Angie's List, Amazon.com, Synacor, Zipcar, Netflix, Yahoo!, Google, Move Inc., Digital Generation, Retrak Corp, Viacom, News Corp.
Street Cred: The managing director and senior internet analyst joined Oppenheimer in 2002. His previous experience includes working at Salomon Smith Barney. The WSJ named Helfstein a top analyst in 2010. Forbes' magazine gave him similar recognition in 2009 and 2010. He holds dual B.A. degrees from Syracuse University.
Companies Covered: Polypore International, First Solar, Trina Solar, Yingli Green Energy Holding, Amtech Systems, Power-One INc., Suntech Power Holdings, Meyer Burger Technology, JA Solar Holdings Co.
Street Cred: Johnson has been covering the solar space since 2008. He was even ranked by Bloomberg recently as one of the top stock pickers that sector. His previous experience includes working at Hapoalim Securities where he was a senior VP for the alternative energy equity research department. He also covered semiconductor technology and solar companies at Lehman Brothers.
Firm: Piper Jaffray
Companies Covered: Vianet, AboveNet, AT&T, Cincinnati Bell Inc., Crown Castle International Corp., Equinix Inc., Frontier Communications Corporation, Internap Network Services Corporation, Interxion Holding N.V., Leap Wireless International Inc., Level 3 Communications, Inc., MetroPCS Communications, Inc., PEER 1 Network Enterprise, Inc., Rackspace Hosting, Inc., SBA Communications Corp., Sprint Nextel Corp., TeleNav, Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., Windstream Corporation.
Street Cred: Larsen is a managing director and senior research analyst for telecom. His previous experience includes working at Credit Suisse, prudential Securities and NatWest Securities. He has been recognised named on the Institutional Investor All Star team for five years. He's also been ranked in the WSJ's 'Best on the Street' survey as well as the Nasdaq/Starmine survey for stock picking and estimate accuracy. He's a Chartered Financial Analyst, too.
Firm: Robert W. Baird
Sector(s): Consumer/Retail (Softline & Department Store)
Companies Covered: Regis Corp, Sally Beauty Holdings, Body Central Corp, Coach, JC Penney, Lululemon, GAP, Kohl's, Limited Brands, Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Vera Bradley, Gordmans Stores, Michael Kors, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance, Abercrombie & Fitch.
Street Cred: The senior analyst has been at Baird since 2006. Prior to Baird, she was an assistant VP in the real estate investment arm of Zurich Financial Services and an associate intern in research and strategy at LaSalle Investment Management. She has her bachelor's in psychology with a minor in economics from Denison University. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago in finance, accounting and economics. She's a CFA, too.
Sector(s): Apparel, Footwear & Textiles
Companies Covered: Autozone, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Columbia Sportswear, Dick's Sporting Goods, Finish Line, Foot Locker, Liz Claiborne, Nike, Office Depot, OfficeMax Inc, O'Reilly Automotive, Inc., Pvh Corp, Staples Inc, Under Armour Inc, VF Corporation, William Sonoma, Wolverine World Wide Inc., according to Yahoo!.
Street Cred: McShane, who graduated from Notre Dame with a BA in economics, has been working at Citigroup for 10 years. Her previous experience includes four years at Credit Suisse. She's also recognised by Institutional Investor magazine.
Sector(s): Cruise-lines/ Lodging
Companies Covered: Royal Caribbean Cruises, Avis Budget Group, Harley-Davidson, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Hertz Global Holdings, Carnival Corp, Gaylord Entertainment.
Street Cred: Milota joined JPMorgan as part of the merger with Bear Stearns in 2008. He's the lead lodging associate for the gaming and lodging group. He's also the senior cruise line analyst on the bank's leisure franchise. He has been ranked No. 1 by Institutional Investor magazine for the last five years since 2006. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with his BA in government and a minor in economics.
Firm: Piper Jaffray
Companies Covered: Darden Restaurants, PF Chang's China Bistro, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Ruth's Hospitality Group, BJ's Restaurants, Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Cheesecake Factory, Panera Bread Co., Brinker International, McDonald's Corp, Chipotle Mexican, Red Robin Gourmet, Soci Corp, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group.
Street Cred: She's currently a managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray. Her previous experience includes equity research at ThinkEquity Partners and Sterne, Agee & Leach. In 2006, she was ranked No. 1 Stock Picker by StarMine. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the College of Saint Benedict.
Firm: Wells Fargo
Companies Covered: Comcast, Cablevision, grey Television, Lamar Advertising, Viacom, Time Warner, CBS Corp, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Belo Corp, Time Warner Cable, Walt Disney, News Corp, Sage Communications, DISH Network, Entercom Communications, LIN TV Corp, DIRECTV, Clear Channel Outdoor Holding
Street Cred: Ryvicker has been working at Wells Fargo, where she is currently a managing director, for 10 years. She began her career as a certified public accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She was a runner-up in the 2008 Institutional Investor survey and was ranked No. 2 in media in the Forbes 2008 Best Brokerage Analysts survey. Ryvicker graduated from UPenn with a degree in economics, accounting and finance. She also has her MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a CFA, too.
Firm: Credit Suisse
Sector(s): Media & Internet
Companies Covered: eBay, Google, Groupon, Walt Disney, Yahoo!, Discovery Communications, News Corp, Time Warner, Viacom Inc., Amazon.
Street Cred: Wang is currently a managing director and head of U.S. media & internet equity research at Credit Suisse. His previous work experience includes working as a senior managing director at Bear Stearns and a managing director at JPMorgan, according to his LinkedIn profile. Wang graduated from Johns Hopkins University.
Firm: Stifel Nicolaus
Sector(s): Small-and-Mid-Cap Bank & Thrift
Companies Covered: Astoria Financial Corp, Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Brookline Bancorp, Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation, Capitol Federal Financial, centre Bancorp, Dime Community Bancshares, First Commonwealth Financial, First Niagara Financial, Fox Chase Bancorp, Fulton Financial, Hudson City Bancorp, Hudson Valley Holding Corp., Independent Bank Corp, Investors Bancorp, M&T Bank Corporation, Malvern Federal Bancorp, New York Community Bancorp, Northwest Bancshares, Oritani Financial Corp., People's United Financial, Provident New York Bancorp, Provident Financial Services, S&T Bancorp, Sterling Bancorp, Susquehanna Bancshares, TrustCo Bank Corp, Valley National Bancorp, Webster Financial Corporation.
Street Cred: Gilbert joined Stifel Nicolaus in 2007 as part of its acquisition of Ryan Beck & Co. Her previous experience includes working as a senior equity analyst with Ferris, Baker Watts. She was named No. 1 stock picker in Thrifts & Mortgage Finance by StarMine in 2005. In 2009, she was ranked second for earnings accuracy in the Thrifts & Mortgage Finance industry by Financial Times/StarMine. She received her B.A. in economics from Bucknell University.
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