William Blair & Company equity research analysts received six awards in the 2012 Financial Times/StarMine World’s Top Analysts Awards. Among the six awards, three recognized William Blair analysts as the No. 1 stock picker in their industries.
“Investors count on us to identify superior investment ideas, and our analysts work relentlessly to deliver on that promise,” said John O’Toole, William Blair’s director of research. “This year’s awards are confirmation of the talent and rigor of our analysts.”
The following William Blair analysts were included in the Financial Times/StarMine World’s Top Analysts Awards:
- Nate Brochmann – No. 1 Stock Picker in Commercial Services & Supplies
- Daniel Hofkin – No. 1 Stock Picker in Specialty Retail
- John Kreger – No. 1 Stock Picker in Life Sciences Tools & Services
- Nate Brochmann – No. 2 Earnings Estimator in Commercial Services & Supplies
- Mark Miller – No. 2 Earnings Estimator in Multiline Retail
- Katherine Xu – No. 2 Stock Picker in Biotechnology
This marks the fourth consecutive year Mark Miller has been in the top three for earnings estimation and the second consecutive year William Blair analysts have received six Financial Times/StarMine World’s Top Analysts Awards.
William Blair’s universe of equity research coverage comprises more than 550 growth companies across the following industry sectors: consumer; financial services and technology; global industrial infrastructure; global services; healthcare; and technology, media, and communications.
StarMine, a Thomson Reuters company, objectively measures the performance of analysts based on the returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates. The 2012 awards are based on the 2011 calendar-year performance of recommendations and estimates on companies that are based in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
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