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May 13, 2015

Thomson Reuters Announces Winners of 2015 StarMine Analyst Awards – Nordics

Handelsbanken Capital Markets recognized as the top brokerage firm; Alexander Aukner, of DNB Markets and Petri Ah, of Inderes take top individual awards

London – Thomson Reuters today announced the winners of the 2015 StarMine Analyst Awards for the Nordics. This is the twelfth year that StarMine has presented its awards to the top stock analysts and brokerage firms across Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

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, “Sell-side research remained as interesting as ever, as market forces played a dominant influence on the direction and volatility of markets, making the analysts’ job increasingly tougher. Analysts had to be bold and provide non-consensual guidance to fund managers to help them assess each new development and position their portfolios appropriately. Winning analysts were those that had the courage to go against market consensus – they had to really justify their analysis. 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 Analyst Awards 2015 Nordics are:

Most Award-Winning Brokers

Rank

Broker

1

Handelsbanken Capital Markets

2

Nordea Markets

3

DNB Markets

 

Overall Stock Picker

Rank

Analyst

Broker

1

Alexander Aukner

DNB Markets

 

Overall Earnings Estimator

Rank

Analyst

Broker

1

Petri Aho

Inderes

 

Industry Stock Pickers

Rank

Industry

Analyst

Broker

1

Consumer Goods & Services

Kolbjørn Giskeødegård

Nordea Markets

1

Diversified Industrials

Simen Mortensen

DNB Markets

1

Energy, Utilities & Marine

Ole Stenhagen

SEB

1

Financial Services

Christian Hede

Nordea Markets

1

Health Care

Michael Novod

Nordea Markets

1

Metals & Materials

Harri Taittonen

Nordea Markets

1

Real Estate

Tobias Kaj

Carnegie Investment Bank

1

Telecommunication Services

Peter Kurt Nielsen

Kepler Cheuvreux

 

Industry Earnings Estimators:

Rank

Industry

Analyst

Broker

1

Consumer Goods & Services

Robin Santavirta

Handelsbanken Capital Markets

1

Diversified Industrials

Patrik Setterberg

Nordea Markets

1

Energy, Utilities & Marine

Eirik Mathisen

DNB Markets

1

Financial Services

Matthew Clark

Nomura

1

Health Care

Hans Mahler

Handelsbanken Capital Markets

1

Metals & Materials

Antti Koskivuori

Danske Markets

1

Real Estate

Albin Sandberg

Handelsbanken Capital Markets

1

Telecommunication Services

Fredrik Thoresen

DNB Markets

 

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.

About Thomson Reuters

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Thomson Reuters
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