LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stephens Inc., an independent financial services firm, is pleased to announce that equity research analysts Drew Lipke, Ben Bienvenu and Tyler Stafford, CFA have been named among Institutional Investor’s 2017 All-America Research Team Rising Stars. As a firm, Stephens Inc. placed 14th in the Leaders ranking for most analyst votes, up from 21 in the prior year.
The Rising Stars comprise analysts that have been publishing research for less than three years; and in the opinion of survey respondents, are “destined for greater glory” due to the quality of their work and stock selection. According to Institutional Investor, 1,084 voters across 536 firms participated in the survey.
With 46 companies under coverage between them, Mr. Lipke follows the Aerospace and Defense sector, while Mr. Bienvenu covers the retail/broadlines group and Mr. Stafford focuses on Southeast and West Coast regional banks. Collectively, Stephens’ team of 29 equity research analysts follow more than 500 companies in the consumer, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrials and technology sectors.
“We are thrilled that our up and coming analysts have been recognized by Institutional Investor for their talent and potential. Drew, Ben and Tyler started with Stephens as research associates and over time have become diligent analysts and highly knowledgeable industry experts. We congratulate them for this and for the value their research consistently brings to Stephens’ clients,” commented Nik Fisken, EVP, Head of Institutional Equities and Director of Research.
About Stephens Inc.
Stephens Inc. is an independent financial services firm headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. Since its inception in 1933, privately held Stephens Inc. has served a broad client base which includes corporations, state and local governments, financial institutions, institutional investors and individual investors throughout the United States and overseas. The firm is a member of the New York Stock Exchange and SIPC. For more information, visit www.stephens.com.