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September 17, 2014

Raymond James analysts received 13 awards, ranking the firm second overall in StarMine Analyst 2014 Awards

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Raymond James Equity Research department received 13 awards in the 2014 StarMine Analyst Awards, placing the firm in a tie for second among all brokers for the second consecutive year.

The recognized analysts and their categories are:

  • Stock Selection
    • Budd Bugatch, Household Durables
    • Simon Leopold, Communications Equipment
    • Patrick O’Shaughnessy, Diversified Financial Services
    • John Ransom, Healthcare Equipment & Supplies
  • Estimate Accuracy
    • Brian Alexander, Electronic Equipment & Instruments and Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals
    • Darren Horowitz, Gas Utilities
    • Nick Jansen, Health Care Providers & Services
    • Aaron Kessler, Internet & Catalog Retail and Internet Software & Services
    • Patrick O’Shaughnessy, Diversified Financial Services
    • Ric Prentiss, Wireless Telecommunication Service 

“Our entire Equity Research team works tirelessly to gather and share deep industry knowledge with our clients,” said Bob Anastasi, director of Equity Research. “Receiving the second-most awards from a respected organization is further confirmation that our analysts are among the best in the business. I’m pleased that StarMine has recognized the expertise and talent behind our research.”

A division of Thomson Reuters, the StarMine Awards measure the performance of brokers in two ways: by the returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates. A detailed listing of methodology can be found on the Awards’ website. Included in Raymond James’ 13 total awards is one earned by a former analyst for work performed while at Raymond James.

About Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Raymond James Financial, Inc. (“RJF” or the “Company”) is a leading diversified financial services company headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida providing private client, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities predominantly in the United States and Canada. Its principal wholly owned subsidiaries include Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc., Raymond James Ltd., Eagle Asset Management, Inc., and Raymond James Bank, N.A. The Company has more than 6,200 financial advisors serving in excess of 2.5 million client accounts in more than 2,500 locations. Total client assets are approximately $486 billion. Established in 1962 and public since 1983, the Company has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1986 under the symbol “RJF”. Additional information is available at

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