LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The results from the Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards are in, and David Burks, a Senior Vice President and Research Analyst in Hilliard Lyons’ Research Department, has taken a top spot.
David Burks placed first nationally for his stock picks in Multi-Utilities.
This marks David’s second consecutive year with a first-place national finish. Last year, it was for his Electric Utility recommendations. 2017 marks the tenth time David has been nationally recognized for his stock recommendations – six times by Thomson Reuters/StarMine and four times by The Wall Street Journal, with its “All-Star”/“Best on the Street” award.
National recognition is not new to the analysts in Hilliard Lyons’ Research Department. More than 75% of current analyst team members have received multiple awards for their stock picks. In fact, since 2002, six current Hilliard Lyons analysts have received 20 Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards/StarMine Awards for picking stocks within their respective industries. Some analysts have also been commended for earnings estimate accuracy.
John Roberts, Director of Research and REIT analyst, has twice been named among the top ten analysts in the country, regardless of industry, by Thomson Reuters/StarMine.
Thomson Reuters’s recognition, based on objective measurements, is awarded annually to top sell-side analysts whose performance excels based on returns relative to industry benchmarks.
Over the two-decade history of The Wall Street Journal’s annual “All-Star”/“Best on the Street” survey – which identified the top analysts in each industry based on stock-picking skill, and concluded in 2013 – five current analysts placed among the top analysts in their respective industry groups a total of 14 times.
About Hilliard Lyons: Founded in 1854 and operating over 70 offices in 12 Midwestern and Southeastern states, Hilliard Lyons (www.hilliard.com) focuses on creating, preserving, and distributing its clients’ wealth. The firm specializes in planning issues that include education funding, business succession, retirement, and trusts and estates – to advise clients through life’s financial challenges.
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