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Wells Fargo No. 1 in equity research

The Equity Research Team at Wells Fargo Securities has taken over the top spot in Thomson Reuters’ annual analyst awards.

June 14, 2017

Wells Fargo is now No. 1 in equity research, according to the 2017 Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards, up from the No. 2 ranking in 2016.

The annual awards rank analysts based on the performance of their investment recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings forecasts. Wells Fargo analysts earned 21 awards — the highest among the 161 firms evaluated.

Diane Schumaker-Krieg
Diane Schumaker-Krieg

Most award-winning brokers

  1. Wells Fargo Securities: 21 awards

  2. Goldman Sachs: 20 awards

  3. Stifel: 19 awards

“The results are a reflection of both our world-class talent and Wells Fargo’s research approach, which emphasizes deep industry knowledge, analytical rigor, and independent thought,” said Diane Schumaker-Krieg, global head of Research, Economics & Strategy.

“The marketplace of ideas remains competitive, and having the No. 1 equity research team is an unparalleled differentiator in the current environment.”

Read the Thomson Reuters news release announcing the results, and see the Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards site for the complete list of rankings and winners.

Schumaker-Krieg said that Research & Economics has more than 300 professionals covering over 2,400 securities across every major sector of the economy.

“The Thomson Reuters’ recognition is the result of a thoughtful, long-term strategy to add top-tier talent to our research team to help our clients navigate critical issues facing their respective industries,” she said.

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