September 30, 2020

Raymond James analysts receive nine awards in the 2020 StarMine Analyst Awards from Refinitiv

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Raymond James Equity Research department received nine awards in the 2020 StarMine Analyst Awards from Refinitiv. The firm has been ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. over the past 10-year period for total awards won.

The recognized analysts and their categories for the 2020 awards are:

Top Earnings Estimators

Rank Analyst Industry Country
1 Aaron Kessler Interactive Media & Services U.S.
2 Stephen Laws Mortgage Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) U.S.
3 David Quezada Chemicals & Utilities Canada


Top Stock Pickers

Rank Analyst Industry Country
1 Sam Darkatsh Trading Companies & Distributors U.S.
2 Dane Leone Biotechnology U.S.
2 Tyler Brown Road & Rail U.S.
3 Tyler Brown Air Freight & Logistics U.S.
2 Steve Hansen Diversified Industrials Canada


Overall Analyst

Rank Analyst Industry Country
2 Tara Hassan Metals & Mining Canada


“Raymond James has historically scored well in this survey, reflecting our focus on bottom-up fundamental research and sound stock selection,” said Brian Alexander, director of Equity Research. “I congratulate the eight individual Raymond James Equity Research analysts recognized this year, particularly Tyler Brown for placing in the top three in two different sectors for the second consecutive year.”

Based on StarMine methodology, the StarMine Analyst Awards from Refinitiv objectively measure the performance of analysts based on the returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates. The 2020 stock picking awards for the United States and Canada are based on the 2019 calendar-year performance of recommendations. The 2020 awards for estimating performance are scored on the fiscal period that reported between 01 April 2019 and 31 March 2020. Only analyst performance on companies that are based in the United States and Canada, respectively, is included in the awards calculations.

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These awards may not be representative of any one client's experience, are not an endorsement and are not indicative of any advisor's future performance. Raymond James did not pay a fee in exchange for these awards and is not affiliated with Refinitiv.

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