Baird Research Analysts Continue to Shine

StarMine recognizes seven Baird equity research analysts for outstanding performance

June 2, 2015

For the 14th consecutive year, Baird’s equity research analysts were recognized among the nation’s best in the 2015 Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards. The awards assessed the performance of analysts’ recommendations in 2014 as well as the accuracy of their earnings estimates from April 1, 2014, to March 31, 2015.

To Jon Langenfeld, Head of Global Equites and Director of Equity Research, these honors reinforce the value Baird provides its clients. “Everyone at Baird is committed to creating great outcomes for our clients. For our team, that means providing the highest-quality and most accurate insight possible. I’m thrilled that StarMine recognized our analysts’ hard work, dedication and service, and we look forward to building upon these successes throughout 2015.”
 


Several of the Baird analysts recognized in 2015 are repeat StarMine award-winners:
Eric Coldwell

Eric Coldwell was recognized three times on the 2015 list: as the No. 1 earnings estimator and the No. 3 stock picker in Life Sciences Tools & Services, as well as the No. 1 earnings estimator in Health Care Technology. 2015 marks the sixth year since 2008 that Eric was recognized by StarMine. He is supported by Senior Research Associate Evan Stover, Research Associate Michael Polark and Administrative Assistant Aden Gebeyehu.

Benjamin Hartford

Benjamin Hartford was StarMine’s No. 2 earnings estimator in Air Freight & Logistics. Benjamin earned similar StarMine accolades in 2012 and 2013. He is supported by Research Associate Zax Rosenberg and Administrative Assistant Deb Thoelke.

Jeffrey Meuler

Jeffrey Meuler was the No. 3 earnings estimator in Diversified Consumer Services. Jeffrey was previously recognized by StarMine in 2013. He is supported by Research Associate Nick Nikitas and Administrative Assistant Debbie Hoffmann.

Jayson Noland

Jayson Noland was ranked the No. 1 stock picker in Communications Equipment. StarMine honored Jayson as their No. 3 stock picker in Computers & Peripherals for 2010. He is supported by Research Analyst Constance Qian and Administrative Assistant Marsha Wescott.

Andrew Wittmann

Andrew Wittmann was ranked the No. 1 earnings estimator in Commercial Services & Supplies, marking Andrew’s fourth consecutive appearance among StarMine’s top analysts in the country. He is supported by Senior Research Associate Justin Hauke and Administrative Assistant Brenda Frazier.

 


In addition, two Baird research analysts were honored in 2015 for the first time:
Mark Altschwager

Mark Altschwager was ranked the No. 2 earnings estimator in Textiles Apparel & Luxury Goods. He is supported by Research Associate Jacob Zitter and Administrative Assistant Lauren Koeppen.

Timothy Wojs

Timothy Wojs was the No. 2 earnings estimator in Building Products. He is supported by Research Associate Joshua Chan and Administrative Assistant Lauren Koeppen.


The StarMine Awards are the second recent third-party honors for Baird’s Institutional Equities & Research business. In mid-May, small- and mid-cap fund managers awarded Baird’s institutional equities platform top marks in nine of 13 categories, including “Overall research and analyst service quality” and “Greatest knowledge of companies and industries,” in the Greenwich Associates’ 2015 survey.

Learn more about the Greenwich Associates survey results.


*Greenwich Associates U.S. Equity Investors – Small-/Mid-Cap Funds, May 2014. Survey conducted with 98 smallcap and mid-cap fund managers. Rankings for qualitative metrics are based on leading research firms in survey.