The Top 25 Analysts On Wall Street
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The data analytics company, which tracks analyst performance based on the action on their stock calls, recently ranked the best 25.
1. Gene Munster
161 out of 228 Successful Ratings (71 percent)
Gene Munster has made a lot of recent calls within the tech center, including initiating a Buy rating on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) with a price target of $82 just two weeks ago. Munster also recently also put Buy ratings on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) with price targets of $120 and $630, respectively. He has a 71 percent success rate.
2. Youssef Squali
119 out of 160 Successful Ratings (74 percent)
An analyst with Cantor Fitzgerald, Youssef Squali has initiated quite a few Buy ratings in the past few weeks, including for Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR), AOL, Inc. (NYSE: AOL), Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) and LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD). The only Hold rating he’s released in the past month is for VistaPrint. Squali’s success rate is 74 percent, according to TipRanks.
3. Liana Moussatos
38 out of 56 Successful Ratings (68 percent)
Liana Moussatos has also initiated a lot of Buy ratings over the past few months, mostly in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Her three most recent ones include La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (NASDAQ: LJPC), Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) and Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ICPT).
4. Michael Walkley
151 out of 206 Successful Ratings (72 percent)
Most of Michael Walkley’s recent coverage has been on the telecom and semiconductor industry. While he has Buy ratings on Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS), QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) and TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT), he initiated Hold ratings on Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), Blackberry Ltd (NASDAQ: BBRY) and Peregrine Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ: PSMI) within the past three months.
5. Bob McAdoo
63 out of 71 Successful Ratings (89 percent)
Bob McAdoo covers airlines and aircraft manufacturers. Within the past month, he’s initiated a Buy rating on Spirit Airlines Incorporated (NASDAQ: SAVE) with a price target of $92, a Buy rating for Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL) with a price target at $55 and a Hold rating on United Continental Holdings Inc (NYSE: UAL) with a price target of $7.
6. Elaine Kwei
23 out of 31 Successful Ratings (74 percent)
7. Alan Carr
63 out of 93 Successful Ratings (68 percent)
Alan Carr focuses on biopharmaceutical companies. In the past six months, he’s initiated nine Buy ratings on companies including Hyperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: HPTX), Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) and Cara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CARA), but only one Hold rating on Chelsea Therapeutics International Ltd (NASDAQ: CHTP).
8. Helane Becker
Cowen & Co.
71 out of 87 Successful Ratings (82 percent)
Helane Becker also covers the airline industry. She has Buy ratings on Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV), Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) and JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU), but Hold ratings for Spirit Airlines, SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) and Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET).
9. Mark Mahaney
120 out of 186 Successful Ratings (65 percent)
Mark Mahaney covers a large part of the tech business but has done a lot with the ecommerce sector as of late. Within the past two weeks, he has initiated a Buy rating on Alibaba, but put Hold ratings on RetailMeNot Inc (NASDAQ: SALE), Zulily Inc (NASDAQ: ZU) and Groupon Inc (NASDAQ: GRPN).
10. Ronnie Moas
297 out of 401 Successful Ratings (74 percent)
Ronnie Moas doesn’t seem to focus on any particular sector, but he does make a lot of calls. In the past year, he has initiated a Sell rating on Apple, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM), CVS Health Corp (NYSE: CVS), McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX). He has Buy ratings for Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ: FOSL), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE: TEVA) and Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRA).
11. Vijay Rakesh
69 out of 92 Successful Ratings (75 percent)
Vijay Rakesh has been watching technology and semiconductor companies over the past six months. He has a Buy rating on Micron, a Hold rating on Intel Corp and a Sell rating on Texas Instruments.
12. Jim Birchenough
42 out of 65 Successful Ratings (65 percent)
Biotechnology and biopharmaceuticals are on Jim Birchenough’s radar. This week, he initiated a Buy rating on Intercept Pharma with a price target of $515. Three months ago, he put a Sell rating on Regado Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: RGDO) with a price target of $1.
13. Doug Anmuth
91 out of 134 Successful Ratings (68 percent)
Doug Anmuth covers a myriad of companies in technology and entertainment. He has placed Buy ratings on social media companies like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD) in the past month, but put Sell ratings on ecommerce companies, including eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY), Amazon.com and Groupon inc (NASDAQ: GRPN).
14. Kevin Cassidy
62 out of 83 Successful Ratings (75 percent)
Semiconductors and technology hardware are in Kevin Cassidy’s range of coverage. In the past two months he has initiated Buy ratings on SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) and Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) with no price targets.
15. Laura Martin
74 out of 101 Successful Ratings (73 percent)
Laura Martin has looked at a number of entertainment and media companies over the past year. Within that time, she has initiated Buy ratings on CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) with a price target of $83, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ: FOXA) with a price target of $36 and Pandora Media Inc (NYSE: P) with a price target of $41.
16. Brian White
120 out of 163 Successful Ratings (74 percent)
Software companies have been at the center of Brian White’s analyses within the past month, although his overall coverage spans across all technology sectors. He recently initiated Buy ratings on Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE: JNPR), F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), Tableau Software Inc (NYSE: DATA) and Workday Inc (NYSE: WDAY).
17. Amir Rozwadowski
22 out of 26 Successful Ratings (85 percent)
Amir Rozwadowski’s coverage focuses on wireless and telecommunications companies. In the past three months, he has put Hold ratings on Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), but a Buy rating on SBA Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SBAC).
18. Justin Yagerman
63 out of 97 Successful Ratings (65 percent)
Transportation is the forte of Justin Yagerman’s coverage, but he may not be too bullish on the sector. He has Hold ratings for Knight Transportation (NYSE: KNX), Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLD), Con-Way Inc (NYSE: CNW), Scorpio Bulkers Inc (NYSE: SALT) and Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ: ODFL) all initiated within the past month.
19. Andy Yeung
15 out of 25 Successful Ratings (60 percent)
Andy Yeung doesn’t seem to have specific sectors that he keeps track of. In the past year, he has initiated one Hold rating on Lightinthebox Holding Co Ltd (NYSE: LITB) and three Buy ratings on Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP), Bitauto Hldg Ltd (NYSE: BITA) and NetEase, Inc (NASDAQ: NTES).
20. Keith Bachman
67 out of 93 Successful Ratings (72 percent)
While Keith Bachman doesn’t limit his analysis to specific sectors, the companies he does cover are geared toward or could be used by businesses. He has Hold ratings for Xerox Corp (NYSE: XRX), VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) and Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD).
21. John Tysseland
14 out of 21 Successful Ratings (67 percent)
John Tysseland focuses mainly on the energy sector. In the past year, he has initiated Buy ratings for Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE: BWP), EQT Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: EQM), Emerge Energy Services LP (NYSE: EMES) and Markwest Energy Partners LP (NYSE: MWE).
22. William Plovanic
78 out of 111 Successful Ratings (69 percent)
William Plovanic focuses on medical technology. He has placed a Buy rating on Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) with a price target of $84 and a Hold rating on Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ: RWLK) with a price target of $26.
23. David Fintzen
42 out of 51 Successful Ratings (82 percent)
Travel takes the center stage for David Fintzen’s industry coverage. In the past month, he has initiated a Sell rating for United Continental Holding Inc (NYSE: UAL) and Buy ratings on Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL), Southwest Airlines, Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) and Spirit Airlines.
24. Sundeep Bajikar
45 out of 57 Successful Ratings (79 percent)
Sundeep Bajikar looks at a few different industries within the technology sector. Within the past month, he’s initiated Buy ratings for SanDisk and Cavium Inc (NASDAQ: CAVM) with price targets of $110 and $60, respectively, as well as Hold Ratings on Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS), with a price target of $12.50, and Apple with no price target.
25. Arvind Bhatia
39 out of 55 Successful Ratings
Arvind Bhatia looks at companies in the technology, gaming and entertainment sectors. He has initiated Hold ratings for Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Zynga Inc (NASDAQ: ZNGA) with no price targets and a Buy ratings for Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) with a price target of $24 within the past month.
Latest Ratings for FB
|Feb 2017||Pivotal Research||Downgrades||Buy||Hold|
|Jan 2017||Pacific Crest||Reinstates||Overweight|
|Jan 2017||Raymond James||Upgrades||Outperform||Strong Buy|
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