July 5, 2017

Raymond James analysts received 16 awards in the 2017 Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Raymond James Equity Research department received 16 awards in the 2017 Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards. This year, the recognition ranks the firm fourth among all brokers in the U.S. In fact, the firm has been ranked in the top five in the U.S. over the past three and five-year periods.

The recognized analysts and their categories for the 2017 awards are:

Top Earnings Estimators

  • Michael Baker, Life Sciences Tools & Services
  • Tyler Brown, Commercial Services & Supplies
  • Brian Gesuale, IT Services
  • Steve Hansen, Diversified Industrials
  • Buck Horne, Household Durables
  • Frank Louthan, Diversified Telecommunication Services
  • Justin Patterson, Internet & Direct Marketing Retail
  • Brian Vaccaro, Restaurants

Top Stock Pickers

  • Michael Baker, Life Sciences Tools & Services
  • Harry Breach, Aerospace & Defense
  • Tyler Brown, Road & Rail; Commercial Services & Supplies
  • Hermine de Bentzmann, Personal & Luxury Products
  • Elliot Wilbur, Pharmaceuticals
  • Nicholas Jansen, Health Care Equipment & Supplies
  • Brian Gesuale, IT Services

“Our Equity Research team works diligently to develop and share superior industry insight with our clients,” said Brian Alexander, director of Equity Research. “Our continued recognition from the Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards is further confirmation of the unprecedented expertise and ability behind our research.”

Based on StarMine methodology, the Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards objectively measure the performance of analysts in two ways: by the returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates. The 2017 stock picking awards for the United States are based on the 2016 calendar-year performance of recommendations. The 2017 awards for estimating accuracy are based on quarterly periods that reported between April 1,2016 and 31 March 31, 2017. Only analyst performance on companies that are based in the United States is included in the awards calculations.

About Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) is a leading diversified financial services company providing private client group, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities. The company has 7,200 financial advisors serving approximately 3 million client accounts in more than 2,900 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $658 billion. Public since 1983, the firm has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1986 under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at

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