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TipRanks Identifies the Top Analysts in the World in 2021

TipRanks, the world’s leading analyst ranking service, has identified the top 25 best performing analysts covering the U.S., UK, and Canadian markets in 2021.

These top analysts significantly outperformed their counterparts. We analyzed 180,421 ratings in 2021. The average analyst got it right just 51.01% of the time and made an average return of 0.38% on their stock recommendations measured over 3 months. Meanwhile, the top 25 analysts tracked over the same time frame racked up an 80.3% average success rate and a 13.16% average return.

We ranked analysts according to three different criteria to measure their 2021 performance – their success rate, in other words, the number of times a rating proved accurate after three months, their average returns per recommendation over a three-month time period, and the number of ratings they made. Analysts who give more ratings are more likely to rank higher.

Winning Sectors of 2021

While in recent years the Technology sector dominated the U.S list, in 2021 there was a significant shift. Three out of the top five U.S. analysts cover the Basic Materials sector, with eight in total making the list. However, in terms of numbers, they are beaten by the Financial sector which has 12 analysts in the top 25. Four analysts covering the Technology sector also appear.

Meanwhile, in Canada, analysts covering the Energy sector dominated, followed by the Financial sector. All top 5 analysts on the list cover Energy stocks. There are a total of 16 Energy and 8 Financial specialists on the list, with one analyst who covers Consumer Goods.

There is significantly more diversity when it comes to sectors on the UK list. Analysts covering the Financial, Basic Materials, Consumer Services, Technology, Healthcare, Energy, Industrial Goods, and Utilities sectors all appear on the list.

Most Represented Firms

With 11 analysts in total making the top 25 lists in all three markets, global investment bank, RBC Capital, is the firm with the most representation. Cannacord Genuity is next, with six analysts making the list, four covering Canadian markets and two the UK. They are followed by Jefferies which had five top analysts in 2021, all of whom cover the U.S. markets, and HSBC, which has five top analysts in the UK list.  

Top Female Analysts

For the second year in a row, this notoriously predominantly male industry saw a woman place no. 1 in the UK, with Canaccord’s Portia Patel dominating the list. The UK also has the greatest number of women on the list, with four out of 25 top analysts being female. In comparison, the U.S. and Canada each have one female on the list. TipRanks added UK coverage in 2020 and this is the second year it has published the top analysts covering UK markets.

Awards Ceremony

For the first time, TipRanks will host an online Awards Ceremony. Some of the world’s top analysts of 2021 will attend, and the ceremony will be streamed to a live audience. Please feel welcome to join us!

TipRanks’ CEO, Uri Gruenbaum, commented, “While we are not an analyst endorsement platform, we are always excited to see those who generate excess returns and are keen to highlight their success. One of the ways we level the playing field for individual investors is by making available the performance track records of analysts to individual investors, who can then follow the experts of their choice. I am extremely excited that for the first time we are going to hold an Awards Ceremony to acknowledge the very best analysts out there.”

Top 25 Analysts, US

1. John Gerdes, MKM Partners, Basic Materials
93% success rate, 24.9% average return per recommendation, 43 ratings

2. Leo Mariani, KeyBanc, Basic Materials,
81% success rate, 16.2% average return per recommendation, 98 ratings

3. Scott Hanold, RBC Capital, Basic Materials
79% success rate, 18.3% average return per recommendation, 81 ratings

4. Chris Kotowski, Oppenheimer, Financial
85% success rate, 10.4% average return per recommendation, 68 ratings

5. Randy Giveans, Jefferies, Services
76% success rate, 22.7% average return per recommendation, 58 ratings

6. Kenneth Lee, RBC Capital, Financial
86% success rate, 9.3% average return per recommendation, 66 ratings

7. Gabriele Sorbara, Siebert Williams Shank & Co, Basic Materials
80% success rate, 23.1% average return per recommendation, 66 ratings

8. John Freeman, Raymond James, Basic Materials
76% success rate, 13.9% average return per recommendation, 102 ratings

9. Michael R Lewis, Truist Financial, Financial
92% success rate, 12.1% average return per recommendation, 37 ratings

10. Brian Bedell, Deutsche Bank, Financial
82% success rate, 7.2% average return per recommendation, 71 ratings

11. Nitin Kumar CFA, Wells Fargo, Energy
80% success rate, 16.5% average return per recommendation, 49 ratings

12. Harsh Kumar, Piper Sandler, Technology
80% success rate, 16.2% average return per recommendation, 49 ratings

13. John Hecht, Jefferies, Financial
79% success rate, 12.1% average return per recommendation, 62 ratings

14. Owen Lau, Oppenheimer, Financial
89% success rate, 9.4% average return per recommendation, 44 ratings

15. Ki Bin Kim, Truist Financial, Financial
84% success rate, 11.6% average return per recommendation, 45 ratings

16. Mark Lear, Piper Sandler, Basic Materials
100% success rate, 28.3% average return per recommendation, 18 ratings

17. Gerald O’Hara, Jefferies, Financial
100% success rate, 19.3% average return per recommendation, 22 ratings

18. Ken Usdin, Jefferies, Financial
76% success rate, 8.8% average return per recommendation, 75 ratings

19. John Vinh, KeyBanc, Technology
76% success rate, 14.1% average return per recommendation, 54 ratings

20. Christopher Rolland, Susquehanna, Technology
77% success rate, 13.2% average return per recommendation, 53 ratings

21. Mark Lipacis, Jefferies, Technology
81% success rate, 11.9% average return per recommendation, 48 ratings

22. Neal Dingmann, Truist Financial, Basic Materials
71% success rate, 9.4% average return per recommendation, 96 ratings

23. RJ Milligan, Raymond James, Financial
87% success rate, 7.4% average return per recommendation, 47 ratings

24. Devin Ryan, JMP Securities, Financial
80% success rate, 5.5% average return per recommendation, 74 ratings

25. Allison Poliniak, Wells Fargo, Basic Materials
77% success rate, 7.0% average return per recommendation, 75 ratings

Top 25 Analysts, Canada

1. Robert Fitzmartyn, Stifel Nicolaus, Energy
84% success rate, 19.8% average return per recommendation, 70 ratings

2. Anthony Petrucci, Canaccord Genuity, Energy
79% success rate, 20.8% average return per recommendation, 76 ratings

3. Michael Harvey, RBC Capital, Energy
90% success rate, 25.7% average return per recommendation, 40 ratings

4. Jeremy McCrea, Raymond James, Energy
81% success rate, 20.6% average return per recommendation, 59 ratings

5. Aaron Bilkoski, TD Securities, Energy
81% success rate, 17.9% average return per recommendation, 48 ratings

6. Mark Rothschild, Canaccord Genuity, Financial
90% success rate, 11.1% average return per recommendation, 41 ratings

7. Geoffrey Kwan, RBC Capital, Financial
86% success rate, 9.8% average return per recommendation, 56 ratings

8. Dan Payne, National Bank, Energy
77% success rate, 22.9% average return per recommendation, 39 ratings

9. Ray Kwan, BMO Capital, Energy
81% success rate, 19.5% average return per recommendation, 37 ratings

10. Jason Bouvier, Scotiabank, Energy
81% success rate, 15.0% average return per recommendation, 43 ratings

11. Gregory Pardy, RBC Capital, Energy
79% success rate, 16.9% average return per recommendation, 38 ratings

12. Scott Chan CFA, Canaccord Genuity, Financial
77% success rate, 9.4% average return per recommendation, 69 ratings

13. Jamie Kubik, CIBC, Energy
73% success rate, 15.5% average return per recommendation, 44 ratings

14. Brad Sturges, Raymond James, Financial
90% success rate, 12.1% average return per recommendation, 29 ratings

15. Dean Wilkinson, CIBC, Financial
100% success rate, 13.8% average return per recommendation, 19 ratings

16. Nik Priebe, CIBC , Financial
89% success rate, 13.8% average return per recommendation, 27 ratings               

17. Randy Ollenberger, BMO Capital, Energy
75% success rate, 18.7% average return per recommendation, 28 ratings

18 Travis Wood, National Bank, Energy
75% success rate, 16.3% average return per recommendation, 32 ratings

19. Katie Lachapelle, Canaccord Genuity, Energy
65% success rate, 15.3% average return per recommendation, 48 ratings

20. Matt Logan, RBC Capital, Financial
87% success rate, 10.2% average return per recommendation, 31 ratings

21. Luke Davis, RBC Capital, Energy
74% success rate, 13.5% average return per recommendation, 38 ratings

22. Stephen Macleod, BMO Capital, Consumer Goods
85% success rate, 10.1% average return per recommendation, 33 ratings

23. Matt Kornack, National Bank, Financial
91% success rate, 13.1% average return per recommendation, 22 ratings

24. Menno Hulshof, TD Securities, Energy
84% success rate, 13.9% average return per recommendation, 25 ratings

25. Cody Kwong, Stifel Nicolaus, Energy
60% success rate, 14.3% average return per recommendation, 53 ratings

Top Analysts, UK

1. Portia Patel, Canaccord Genuity, Financial
72.73% success rate, 12.3% average return per recommendation, 33 ratings

2. Benjamin Toms, RBC Capital, Financial
83% success rate, 8.1% average return per recommendation, 36 ratings

3. Myles Allsop, UBS, Basic Materials
89% success rate, 11.0% average return per recommendation, 19 ratings

4. Joseph Thomas, HSBC, Consumer Services
67% success rate, 13.4% average return per recommendation, 27 ratings

5. Matthew J Walker, Credit Suisse, Consumer Services
68% success rate, 10.1% average return per recommendation, 38 ratings

6. Steve Robertson, Canaccord Genuity, Technology
73% success rate, 14.6% average return per recommendation, 22 ratings

7. Charles Weston, RBC Capital, Healthcare
72% success rate, 11.2% average return per recommendation, 29 ratings

8. Michele Della Vigna, Goldman Sachs, Energy
81% success rate, 7.7% average return per recommendation, 31 ratings 

9. Julien Roch, Barclays, Consumer Services
74% success rate, 8.3% average return per recommendation, 31 ratings

10. Andrew Gardiner, Barclays, Technology
71% success rate, 8.1% average return per recommendation, 31 ratings

11. Michael Huttner CFA, Berenberg Bank, Financial
68% success rate, 5.7% average return per recommendation, 65 ratings

12. Lushanthan Mahendrarajah, Berenberg Bank, Industrial goods
63% success rate, 11.8% average return per recommendation, 24 ratings

13. Mark Freshney, Credit Suisse, Utilities
78% success rate, 8.5% average return per recommendation, 23 ratings

14. Daniel Kerven, J.P. Morgan, Consumer Services
65% success rate, 7.5% average return per recommendation, 46 ratings

15. Jane Sparrow, Barclays, Industrial Goods
91% success rate, 14.5% average return per recommendation, 11 ratings

16. Christine Zhou, RBC Capital, Consumer Services
83% success rate, 15.0% average return per recommendation, 12 ratings

17. Matthew Lloyd, HSBC, Industrial Goods
82% success rate, 15.2% average return per recommendation, 11 ratings

18. Manjari Dhar, RBC Capital, Consumer Goods
91% success rate, 12.5% average return per recommendation, 11 ratings

19. Anand Date, HSBC, Industrial Goods
92% success rate, 10.9% average return per recommendation, 12 ratings

20. Jon Rigby, UBS, Energy
80% success rate, 7.0% average return per recommendation, 25 ratings

21. Ephrem Ravi, Citigroup, Industrial Goods
84% success rate, 5.7% average return per recommendation, 25 ratings

22. Verity Mitchell, HSBC, Utilities
81% success rate, 9.50% average return per recommendation, 16 ratings

23. Max Yates, Credit Suisse, Industrial goods
78% success rate, 6.10% average return per recommendation, 27 ratings

24. Raul Sinha, J.P. Morgan, Financial
66% success rate, 6.90% average return per recommendation, 35 ratings

25. Andrew Lobbenberg, HSBC, Industrial goods
69% success rate, 6.80% average return per recommendation, 29 ratings