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May 24, 2016

Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards 2016: Winners of Canada Awards Announced

TD Securities recognized as the top brokerage firm; Josh Wolfson (Dundee Capital Markets) and David Sadowski (Raymond James) take top individual awards

TORONTO Thomson Reuters today announced the winners of the 2016 Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards for Canada. This is the fourteenth year that the awards have been presented to the top ranking stock analysts and brokerage firms in Canada.

The Awards, based on objective Thomson Reuters StarMine sell-side securities analysts’ ratings, measure the performance of analysts against the industry excess returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates. The 2016 awards recognise the sell-side securities analysts who have shown outstanding performance as either Stock Pickers during the 2015 calendar year, and/or Earnings Estimators during the fiscal period reported between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016.

Raj Shah, the head of StarMine sell-side research awards at Thomson Reuters, said, “Institutional investors recognize that stock picking and estimates accuracy are among the most coveted intelligence provided by them. The winning analysts were those that sifted deep into their industries and distilled more research insights. By providing truly differentiated research and extracting outsized returns from their coverage, these analysts stood out in the eyes of the investor community for their outstanding performance. 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 Analyst Awards 2016 for Canada are:


Most Award-Winning Brokers

Rank Broker
1 TD Securities
2* RBC Capital Markets
2* Scotiabank GBM

* A tie for second place


Overall Stock Picker

Rank

Analyst

Broker

1

Josh Wolfson

Dundee Capital Markets

 

Overall Earnings Estimator

Rank

Analyst

Broker

1

David Sadowski

Raymond James



Industry Stock Pickers

Rank

Industry

Analyst

Broker

1

Auto Components

Justin Wu

GMP Securities

1

Banks

Peter Routledge

National Bank Financial

1

Chemicals & Utilities

Bill Cabel

Desjardins Securities

1

Diversified Industrials

Trevor Johnson

National Bank Financial

1

Energy Equipment & Services

Andrew Bradford

Raymond James

1

Financial Services

Jeffery Coles

Scotiabank GBM

1

Health Care

Andre Uddin

Mackie Research Capital

1

Insurance

Sumit Malhotra

Scotiabank GBM

1

IT Equipment

Robert Young

Canaccord Genuity

1

Media

Robert Peters

Credit Suisse

1

Metals & Mining

Raj Ray

National Bank Financial

1

Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

Tyler Reardon

Peters & Co. Limited

1

Paper & Forest Products

Sean Steuart

TD Securities

1

Real Estate (including REITs)

Trevor Johnson

National Bank Financial

1

Retail

Michael Van Aelst

TD Securities

1

Software & IT Services

Paul Treiber

RBC Capital Markets

1

Telecommunication Services

Robert Bek

CIBC World Markets

 

Industry Earnings Estimators:

Rank

Industry

Analyst

Broker

1

Auto Components

Mark Neville

Scotiabank GBM

1

Banks

Peter Routledge

National Bank Financial

1

Chemicals & Utilities

Steve Hansen

Raymond James

1

Diversified Industrials

Fadi Chamoun

BMO Capital Markets

1

Energy Equipment & Services

Dan MacDonald

RBC Capital Markets

1

Financial Services

Scott Chan

Canaccord Genuity

1

Health Care

David Martin

Bloom Burton & Co.

1

Insurance

Kevin Choquette

Credit Suisse

1

IT Equipment

Robert Young

Canaccord Genuity

1

Media

Haran Posner

RBC Capital Markets

1

Metals & Mining

Craig Johnston

Scotiabank GBM

1

Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

David Sadowski

Raymond James

1

Paper & Forest Products

Stephen Atkinson

Dundee Capital Markets

1

Real Estate (including REITs)

Neil Downey

RBC Capital Markets

1

Retail

Michael Van Aelst

TD Securities

1

Software & IT Services

Paul Steep

Scotiabank GBM

1

Telecommunication Services

Jeffrey Fan

Scotiabank GBM

 

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


About The Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards
Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards are 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 are available to buy-side firms to identify the leading analysts at sell-side firms. The Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards, formerly 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. 


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