S&P Capital IQ Has Six Equity Analysts Named in The Wall Street Journal's Best on the Street Analyst Survey for 2011
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NEW YORK, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Six equity analysts from S&P Capital IQ have been ranked as "Best on the Street" in The Wall Street Journal's annual survey of equity analysts covering 2011.  Specialty Retailers analyst Efraim Levy received the award for the fourth time.  Analysts Esther Kwon, Phil Seligman, and Angelo Zino are three-time recipients of this prestigious recognition.  Stuart Benway won for the second consecutive year and Todd Rosenbluth is a first-time winner.  The Wall Street Journal's complete Best on the Street report was published on May 10, 2012*. 

Following is a chart of the S&P Capital IQ Wall Street Journal Best on the Street winners.



Stuart Benway, CFA

General Industrials

Esther Kwon, CFA

Hotels & Casinos

Efraim Levy, CFA

Specialty Retailers

Todd Rosenbluth


Phil Seligman

Health Care

Angelo Zino, CFA

Alternative Energy

"We continue our consistent track record of placing well in the Survey, with top 10 finishes in the firm-by-firm rankings in seven of the last 10 years," said Stephen Biggar, Global Director of Equity Research for S&P Capital IQ.  "The fact that several of our equity analysts have won the award multiple times is a testament to their consistent stock-picking abilities."

"Leveraging years of experience of proprietary methodologies, our equity team has delivered their market insights to financial professionals and wealth managers for more than twenty-five years," said Barbara Reguero, Managing Director of Cross Asset Class Research at S&P Capital IQ.   

"Our equity research is the cornerstone of our holdings-based approach to ranking mutual funds and ETFs.  When combined with S&P Capital IQ's capabilities in valuation, risk, and cross-asset analytics, our equity research provides a powerful tool for both our institutional and retail clients."

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* Survey rankings are based on the U.S. equity analysts' stock picking skills for stocks ranked in S&P Capital IQ's STock Appreciation Ranking System. "Winners" are those analysts identified by the Wall Street Journal as among the top three analysts with the best performance for the prior calendar year in its 2012 "Best on the Street" Analysts Survey in each of 44 industries, based only on stock-picking skill in the prior calendar year. The data were assembled by FactSet Research Systems Inc., a Norwalk, Conn. company that tracks analysts' recommendations and their earnings estimates. FactSet identified more than 2,000 analysts at nearly 200 firms who qualified for inclusion in the survey. Past performance is not indicative of future results and will vary from year to year. S&P Capital IQ's equity research analysts have been included in The Wall Street Journal's "Best on the Street" equity research surveys since 2002. In that time, the number of categories in which S&P Capital IQ's equity analysts have been recognized, by measurement year, is: 2011—6, 2010—10, 2009—5, 2008—22, 2007—9, 2006—4, 2005—8, 2004—7, 2003—1, and 2002—14. For more information about past rankings please contact S&P Capital IQ.