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May 21, 2015

Thomson Reuters Announces Winners of 2015 StarMine Analyst Awards – Canada

Scotiabank GBM recognized as the top brokerage firm; Andrew Breichmanas, of BMO Capital Markets and Michael Jalonen of BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, take the top individual awards

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

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 based on the calendar year of 2014, and/or earnings estimators on the fiscal period that reported between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015.

Raj Shah, head of StarMine sell-side research at Thomson Reuters, added, “The sell-side research environment remained as interesting as ever. Market forces played a dominant influence on the direction and volatility of markets, making the analysts’ job as difficult as ever. Analysts had to be more relevant, as the needs of their clients became more complex and changing; as well as offering something more bespoke by getting closer to them, and understanding what they really needed and seamlessly delivering it. Winning analysts were those who were not afraid to make a sell recommendation, and issued estimates that were more timely and accurate than their peers. 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 Canada are:

Most Award-Winning Brokers

Rank

Broker

1

Scotiabank GBM

2

RBC Capital Markets

3

BMO Capital Markets

3

CIBC World Markets

3

TD Securities

 

Overall Stock Picker

Rank

Analyst

Broker

1

Andrew Breichmanas

BMO Capital Markets

 

Overall Earnings Estimator

Rank

Analyst

Broker

1

Michael Jalonen

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research

 

Industry Stock Pickers

Rank

Industry

Analyst

Broker

1

Banks

Ohad Lederer

Veritas Investment Research

1

Chemicals & Utilities

Andrew Kuske

Credit Suisse

1

Diversified Industrials

Walter Spracklin

RBC Capital Markets

1

Energy Equipment & Services

Jason Sawatzky

AltaCorp Capital

1

Financial Services

Adam Seanor

Mackie Research Capital

1

Insurance

Tom MacKinnon

BMO Capital Markets

1

Media

Phillip Huang

Barclays

1

Metals & Mining

Brian Szeto

PI Financial Corp.

1

Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

Robert Catellier

GMP Securities

1

Paper & Forest Products

Benoît Laprade

Scotiabank GBM

1

Real Estate (including REITs)

Mario Saric

Scotiabank GBM

1

Retail

Michael Van Aelst

TD Securities

1

Software & IT Services

Richard Tse

Cormark Securities

1

Telecommunication Services

Phillip Huang

Barclays

 

Industry Earnings Estimators:

Rank

Industry

Analyst

Broker

1

Auto Components

Peter Sklar

BMO Capital Markets

1

Banks

Steve Theriault

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research

1

Chemicals & Utilities

Matthew Akman

Scotiabank GBM

1

Diversified Industrials

Greg McLeish

GMP Securities

1

Energy Equipment & Services

Andrew Bradford

Raymond James

1

Financial Services

Doug Young

Desjardins Securities

1

Insurance

Tom MacKinnon

BMO Capital Markets

1

IT Equipment

Todd Coupland

CIBC World Markets

1

Media

Adam Shine

National Bank Financial

1

Metals & Mining

Michael Jalonen

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research

1

Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

Carl Kirst

BMO Capital Markets

1

Paper & Forest Products

Sean Steuart

TD Securities

1

Real Estate (including REITs)

Neil Downey

RBC Capital Markets

1

Retail

Michael Van Aelst

TD Securities

1

Software & IT Services

Thanos Moschopoulos

BMO Capital Markets

 

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

About Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards

The Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards recognise the world's top individual analysts and sell-side firms based on the objective measurement of their estimate accuracy and recommendation performance. The Thomson Reuters StarMine Awards are calculated using StarMine equity analyst performance data, which has been rigorously tested and proven in the marketplace since 1998. The Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence, a global family of awards that celebrates exceptional performance throughout the professional investment community. For more details, please click here.

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