Wednesday, February 13, 2013

StarMine 2012 Industry Analyst Awards

Here are the top equity analysts : first, second and third places


StarMine objectively measures the performance of analysts based on the returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates. The 2012 stock picking awards for the United States are based on the 2011 calendar-year performance of recommendations. The 2012 awards for estimating accuracy are based on quarterly periods that reported between 01 April 2011 and 31 March 2012. (For most companies, this is FQ-Mar-2011, FQ-Jun-2011, FQ-Sep-2011 and FQ-Dec-2011.) Only analyst performance on companies that are based in the United States is included in the awards calculations.

DATA SOURCE StarMine's awards for the United States are based on the estimates and recommendations as recorded in the Thomson Financial I/B/E/S database. StarMine uses the GICS (Global Industry Classification System) for its industry definitions.

Analysts are ranked according to their Industry Excess Return, computed from a portfolio simulation that measures each analyst relative to an industry-based benchmark. The top three qualifying analysts in each industry receive an award.