Stifel, KBW rank in analyst awards

Stifel, KBM win 15 awards in analyst awards in the U.S.

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Stifel Financial Corp. has announced that its Stifel, Nicolaus & Company Inc. (Stifel) and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) subsidiaries combined to win 15 awards in the Refinitiv StarMine Analyst Awards in the United States.

This figure ranked fifth out of 156 qualifying firms, marking Stifel/KBW’s 14th consecutive top 10 ranking. Stifel and KBW have combined to win the second most awards of any firm over the last 15 years.

A total of 1,761 individual analysts were considered for the rankings. Stifel analysts won 13 awards, with five analysts earning No. 1 rankings in their respective industries: Benjamin Nolan, Matthew Sheerin, Mark Astrachan, Scott Devitt and Simon Yarmak.

KBW, which focuses exclusively on the financial services sector, won two awards in the U.S.

Outside of the U.S., Stifel subsidiaries won a total of 22 awards in Refinitiv StarMine’s rankings in Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom/Ireland, Europe, and Japan.


In addition, four analysts ranked among the top overall stock pickers and earnings estimators, regardless of industry.

“We are very pleased with the achievements of our award winners across all our brands and geographies,” said Keith Gay, director of global research at Stifel. “The consistency of our results over the last 15 years is a testament to our commitment to research, our research process and the in-depth knowledge and experience of our highly dedicated industry experts.”

Based on StarMine methodology, the Refinitiv StarMine Analyst Awards objectively measure the performance of sell-side analysts based on the returns of their buy and sell recommendations relative to industry benchmarks and the accuracy of their earnings estimates in 14 regions across the globe. For more information on StarMine’s quantitative analytics, visit

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