Top Research: Baird analysts recognized by Financial Times/StarMine

September 4, 2013
 
Baird research analysts have again been recognized among the best in the United States, according to the Financial Times/StarMine 12th annual top analyst survey released Aug. 22.

The Financial Times/StarMine Analyst Awards recognized nine Baird analysts with a total of 15 awards for stock picking and earnings estimate accuracy. Baird ranked second overall for the Most Productive Broker awards, which recognized three firms that earned the highest number of individual analyst awards relative to the total number of qualifying analysts in the firm.

“These awards underscore our commitment to providing objective, trusted research to our clients, and we are thrilled that these analysts have been recognized for the quality of their work,” said Jon Langenfeld, Director of Research and Head of Global Equities. “I congratulate the analysts and their teams on this recognition and on the excellent service they provide to clients every day.”

The following Baird analysts were recognized:

Michael Halloran was the No. 2 earnings estimator in Electrical Equipment and No. 3 earnings estimator in Machinery. Michael’s team includes Roger Rama, Research Analyst; Ryan O’Donnell, Research Analyst; and Debbie Thoelke, Research Assistant.

Benjamin Hartford was the No. 1 earnings estimator in Air Freight & Logistics and No. 3 earnings estimator in Road & Rail. Benjamin’s team includes Kenton Moorhead, Research Associate; Jack Smith, Research Analyst; and Kim Nash-Walker, Research Assistant.

Daniel Leben was the No. 2 earnings estimator in Professional Services. Daniel’s team includes Patrick Wang, Research Analyst; Betty Johnstone, Research Assistant; and Talitha Hellams, Research Assistant.

Peter Lisnic was the No. 1 stock picker in Building Products. Peter’s team includes Joshua Chan, Research Associate, and Keya Roberson, Research Assistant.

David Loeb ranked as the No. 3 earnings estimator in Hotels & Leisure. David’s team includes Michael Bellisario, Research Associate; Amanda Frankwick, Research Analyst; and Deborah Mahan, Research Assistant.

David Manthey was the No. 1 stock picker in Trading Companies & Distributors. David’s team includes Luke Junk, Research Associate; Elliot Strumlauf, Research Analyst; and Kim Kelsey, Research Assistant.

Jeffrey Meuler ranked as the No. 2 earnings estimator in Diversified Consumer Services. Jeffrey’s team includes Nick Nikitas, Research Associate, and Kim Nash-Walker, Research Assistant.

David Parker was the No. 1 earnings estimator in Multi-Utilities, No. 2 stock picker in Water Utilities, No. 3 earnings estimator in Electric Utilities and No. 3 earnings estimator in Water Utilities. David’s team includes Heike Doerr, Senior Research Associate; Ben Gaither, Research Analyst; Erin Burke, Research Analyst; Betty Johnstone, Research Assistant; and Talitha Hellams, Research Assistant.

Andrew Wittmann ranked as the No. 1 earnings estimator in Construction & Engineering and No. 2 earnings estimator in Commercial Services & Supplies. Andrew’s team includes Justin Hauke, Research Associate, and Brenda Frazier, Research Assistant.

The awards are determined by objective calculations of how well analysts have performed in the past year compared with industry benchmarks and how accurate their estimates have been. Stock picking awards are based on the 2012 calendar year and awards for earnings estimating are based on quarterly periods reported between April 1, 2012, and March 31, 2013. The top three stock pickers and the top three earnings estimators were recognized in 69 industries.

Baird analysts have been recognized annually in the StarMine Analyst Awards since their inception in 2001. In addition to this recognition, Baird was named the No. 1 “most trusted” source for equity research in 2013 for the tenth consecutive year in Greenwich Associates’ annual survey*  of  small- and mid-cap money managers.

 
*Greenwich Associates U.S. Equity Investors – Small/Mid-Cap Funds, May 2013. Surveys conducted with
88 U.S. small-cap and mid-cap fund managers.