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August 20, 2015

Thomson Reuters Announces Winners of 2015 StarMine Analyst Awards – Japan

Nomura recognized as the top brokerage firm; Manabu Akizuki, of Nomura; and Shiro Sakamaki of Daiwa Securities take top individual awards

Tokyo – Thomson Reuters today announced the winners of the 2015 StarMine Analyst Awards for Japan. This is the eleventh year that StarMine has presented its awards to the top stock analysts and brokerage firms in Japan.

StarMine, a leading provider of objective ratings of sell-side securities analysts, measures the performance of analysts based on the industry excess returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates. The 2015 awards recognise the sell-side analysts who have shown outstanding performance either as stock pickers and/or earnings estimators based on the period between 1 July, 2014 and 30 June, 2015.

Raj Shah, head of StarMine sell-side research at Thomson Reuters, added, “The sell-side research environment remained as challenging. Market forces played a dominant influence on the direction and volatility of markets, making the analysts’ job as tough as ever. Analysts had to be responsive to the changes in the sorts of research and analysis requested by fund managers. Winning analysts were those that had the courage to go against market consensus. They had to differentiate their research compared to their peers and offer portfolio managers insight on the best places to invest. Congratulations to all of this year’s ranked analysts.”

Analysts are awarded prizes in three main categories: stock recommendation performance relative to specific industry benchmarks (“Stock Pickers”), accuracy in forecasting earnings as compared with peers (“Earnings Estimators”) and brokerage firms whose analysts win the most awards (“Most Award-Winning Brokers”).

The winners of the Thomson Reuters StarMine Analysts Awards 2015 Japan are:

 

Most Award-Winning Brokers

Rank

Broker

1

Nomura

2

Daiwa Securities

3

Morgan Stanley MUFG Research

 

Overall Stock Picker

Rank

Analyst

Broker

1

Manabu Akizuki

Nomura

 

Overall Earnings Estimator

Rank

Analyst

Broker

1

Shiro Sakamaki

Daiwa Securities

 

Industry Stock Pickers

Rank

Industry

Analyst

Broker

1

Automobiles

Dean Enjo

CLSA

1

Banks

David Threadgold

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Europe

1

Chemicals

Yuji Nishiyama

JP Morgan Securities Japan

1

Energy & Utilities

Polina Diyachkina

Macquarie Research

1

Financial Services

David Threadgold

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Europe

1

Food & Beverages

Jun Kato

CLSA

1

Health Care

Kiyokazu Yamazaki

Ichiyoshi Research Institute

1

Household Durables

Kota Ezawa

Citi Research

1

Industrials

Masanori Minami

Ichiyoshi Research Institute

1

Machinery

Morten Paulsen

CLSA

1

Media

Yosihiko Sakata

Tachibana Securities

1

Metals & Forest Products

Yoshiyuki Takano

Tokai Tokyo Research Center

1

Real Estate

Atsuro Takemura

Barclays Research

1

Retail

Takashi Yanahira

Ichiyoshi Research Institute

1

Software & IT Services

Chikai Tanaka

Nomura

1

Technology Hardware

Amit Garg

CLSA

1

Telecommunication Services

Kei Takahashi

Mizuho Securities

1

Trading Companies & Distributors

Thanh Ha Pham

Jefferies (Japan)

1

Transportation

Masashi Yazaki

Tokai Tokyo Research Center

 

Industry Earnings Estimators:

Rank

Industry

Analyst

Broker

1

Automobiles

Shiro Sakamaki

Daiwa Securities

1

Banks

Takaaki Nishino

Morgan Stanley MUFG Research

1

Chemicals

Shigeki Okazaki

Nomura

1

Energy & Utilities

Shuhei Nakamura

Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

1

Financial Services

Makarim Salman

Jefferies (Japan)

1

Food & Beverages

Katsuro Hirozumi

Daiwa Securities

1

Health Care

Masayuki Onozuka

JP Morgan Securities Japan

1

Household Durables

Yoshihiro Ujihara

Mizuho Securities

1

Industrials

Akira Iwasaki

IwaiCosmo Securities

1

Machinery

Hideyuki Mizuno

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research

1

Media

Shinsuke Iwasa

Mizuho Securities

1

Metals & Forest Products

Tatsuro Ochi

Citi Research

1

Real Estate

Hiroki Kawashima

SMBC Nikko Securities

1

Retail

Takahiro Kazahaya

Deutsche Securities

1

Software & IT Services

Masato Araki

Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities

1

Technology Hardware

Tetsuya Wadaki

Nomura

1

Telecommunication Services

Yoshio Ando

Daiwa Securities

1

Trading Companies & Distributors

Jiro Iokibe

Daiwa Securities

1

Transportation

Kenya Moriuchi

Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

 

Please click here for the complete winners’ list, including industry sector winners, and the awards methodology.

 

About The Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards

Thomson Reuters StarMine is globally recognized as the gold standard in objective measurement of sell-side analyst performance. The awards recognize the world's top individual sell-side analysts and firms, and they can also be used by buy-side firms to identify the leading analysts at sell-side firms. The Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards 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 16 regions across the globe. For the past 14 years, Thomson Reuters StarMine has partnered with some of the world’s most respected financial news outlets to publish the names of the winning analysts to give them the exposure and recognition they deserve. We also utilise internal press releases that are distributed to external business and financial desks. For more information on StarMine, click here.

 

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