Baird Analysts Earn High Marks in 2017

Thomson Reuters Recognizes Six Baird Equity Research Analysts

June 2017

For the 17th consecutive year, Baird’s research analysts were honored among the nation’s best in the 2017 Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards. The Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards (formerly known as the StarMine Awards) assessed the performance of analysts’ recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates from April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017.

"This recognition highlights our team’s continued commitment to delivering high-quality, actionable research," said Jon Langenfeld, Baird's Head of Global Equities and Director of Equity Research. "I congratulate our recognized analysts and their teams on these outstanding recognitions. We are proud that our analysts have been recognized for the quality of both their work and the service they provide to our clients."

In addition to the Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards, Baird’s Institutional Equities & Research team earned top rankings in Greenwich Associates’ 2017 surveys of institutional fund managers. The firm ranked No. 1 for combined quality in sales, corporate access and research and earned eight other No. 1 rankings in other survey categories. Learn more about Baird's 2017 Greenwich survey results.


2017 Awardees
 Richard Eastman

Richard Eastman was recognized as the No. 2 earnings estimator for Electronic Equipment & Instruments. He is supported by Senior Research Associate Rob Mason, Research Analyst Nicholas Mydlach and Administrative Assistant Deb Thoelke.

Matthew Gillmor

Matthew Gillmor was recognized as the No. 3 stock picker for Healthcare Technology. He is supported by Research Analyst Sean McBride and Administrative Assistants Betty Johnstone and Talitha Hellams.

David Leiker

David Leiker was recognized as the No. 2 earnings estimator for Machinery. He is supported by Senior Research Analyst Joe Vruwink and Administrative Assistant Kristin Pangman.

David Loeb

David Loeb was recognized as the No. 3 earnings estimator for Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and the No. 3 earnings estimator for Hotels & Leisure. David, who earned this recognition for his work at Baird, left the firm earlier this year. He was supported by Senior Research Associate Mike Bellisario, Research Associate Amanda Frankwick and Research Coordinator Cara McCarthy.

Jeffrey Meuler

Jeffrey Meuler was recognized as the No. 2 earnings estimator for Professional Services. He is supported by Senior Research Associate Nick Nikitas and Administrative Assistant Kristin Pangman.

Bryce Rowe

Bryce Rowe was recognized as the No. 3 stock picker for Capital Markets. He is supported by Senior Research Associate Dan Nicholas and Administrative Assistants Betty Johnstone and Talitha Hellams.