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The Top 11 Analysts On TipRanks And What They Cover

The Top 11 Analysts On TipRanks And What They Cover

Some investors put their financial livelihoods in the hands of analysts researching their relevant stocks. Upgrades and downgrades determine how they play their portfolios — when to sell, when to buy, when to hold.

Some analysts have better foresight than others do, though, and their assessments carry a bit more weight.

TipRanks is a service that "lets you see the track record and measured performance of any analyst or blogger you come across."

Here are the top 11 analysts on TipRanks, the stocks they cover and their accuracy in judging future performance.

1. Gerard Cassidy, RBC Capital

Sector: Financial

Stocks: Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN), Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB), Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC), Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC), Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C), American Express Company (NYSE: AXP), among others.

Success rate: 224 out of 264, 85 percent

Average return: 30.2 percent

2. Mark Miller, Benchmark Co.

Sector: Technology

Stocks: Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ: NANO), Energy Focus Inc (NASDAQ: EFOI), Intevac, Inc. (NASDAQ: IVAC), Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC), Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO), IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IPGP), Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR), Ultratech, Inc. (NASDAQ: UTEK), Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), among others.

Success rate: 176 out of 206, 85 percent

Average return: 33.6 percent

3. Ross MacMillan, RBC Capital

Sector: Technology

Stocks: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU), Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL),, inc. (NYSE: CRM), Nutanix Inc (NASDAQ: NTNX), Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE), ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), HubSpot Inc (NYSE: HUBS), among others.

Success rate: 192 out of 224, 86 percent

Average return: 22.7 percent

4. Richard Davis, Canaccord Genuity

Sector: Technology

Stocks: Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle,, Splunk Inc (NASDAQ: SPLK), Twilio Inc (NYSE: TWLO), Okta Inc (NASDAQ: OKTA), Shopify Inc (US) (NYSE: SHOP), Atlassian Corporation PLC (NASDAQ: TEAM), among others.

Success rate: 280 out of 373, 75 percent

Average return: 22.3 percent

5. Glenn Greene, Oppenheimer

Sector: Technology

Stocks: Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA), Fleetcor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FLT), Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL), Visa Inc (NYSE: V), The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), Vantiv Inc (NYSE: VNTV), Infosys Ltd ADR (NYSE: INFY), WEX Inc (NYSE: WEX), Fidelity National Information Servcs Inc (NYSE: FIS), among others.

Success rate: 230 out of 279, 82 percent

Average return: 17.8 percent

6. Jonathan Atkin, RBC Capital

Sector: Technology

Stocks: Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA), AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ: TMUS), Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ: FTR), DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ: DISH), Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX), SBA Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SBAC), among others.

Success rate: 244 out of 295, 83 percent

Average return: 14.8 percent

7. Robert Wetenhall, RBC Capital

Sector: Industrial Goods

Stocks: Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR), Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MHK), Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC), Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE: FBHS), Masonite International Corp (NYSE: DOOR), Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN), CalAtlantic Group Inc (NYSE: CAA), Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ: BECN), among others.

Success rate: 254 out of 313, 81 percent

Average return: 15.2 percent

8. Ross Seymore, Deutsche Bank

Sector: Technology

Stocks: Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ: AMBA), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD), NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), Match Group Inc (NASDAQ: MTCH), Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN), NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ: NXPI), Broadcom Ltd (NASDAQ: AVGO), among others.

Success rate: 135 out of 157, 86 percent

Average return: 30.1 percent

9. Brian Schwartz, Oppenheimer

Sector: Technology

Stocks: Adobe,, Oracle, Paycom Software Inc (NYSE: PAYC), Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE: ELLI), SAP SE (ADR) (NYSE: SAP), Workday Inc (NYSE: WDAY), 2U Inc (NASDAQ: TWOU), Carbonite Inc (NASDAQ: CARB), among others.

Success rate: 233 out of 309, 75 percent

Average return: 21.4 percent

10. Ken Usdin, Jefferies

Sector: Financial

Stocks: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Fifth Third Bancorp, Citigroup, PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE: PNC), JPMorgan Chase & Co., Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN), Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL), M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE: MTB), among others.

Success rate: 193 out of 240, 80 percent

Average return: 21.9 percent

11. Matthew Hedberg, RBC Capital

Sector: Technology

Stocks: Splunk Inc, Nutanix, HubSpot, Oracle, Microsoft, Intuit, Adobe,, Symantec, among others.

Success rate: 221 out of 292, 76 percent

Average return: 20.9 percent

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