Investment Analysts


For the past 39 years, has surveyed research directors and chief investment officers at major U.S. money management firms to get their take on the best equity analysts in each sector. According to Institutional Investor, a spot on the All American Research Team (AART) can have a significant impact on an analyst’s compensation, with members of the AART earning 2.4 times more in total compensation than analysts who were not ranked. But what is more impressive than being ranked is appearing on the

So, which top analysts have year after year withstood the test of time and are among the most successful on the street? Click to find out!

Find out why top-rated analyst Mark Mahaney thinks AOL may be "just a sideshow."

The widely followed analyst keyed into better than expected equities trading. What should you make of it?

Second Market Action Tue, 12 Oct '10 | 2:50 PM ET

Second Market just released its third quarter numbers and the platform for trading private company shares is on a tear. It completed nearly $75 million in transactions, bringing its total deals this year to $250 million.

Are Investors Blind to Bad News? Mon, 11 Oct '10 | 7:29 PM ET

It has certainly seemed so lately. Cramer’s advice: Use that to your advantage.

Pops & Drops: J.C. Penney & Manitowoc Mon, 11 Oct '10 | 6:19 PM ET

As stocks had a mixed finish Monday, the traders discuss some market movers that caught their eye.

The optionMONSTER.com co-founder spotted some unusual activity in this stock. What's he seeing?

Trading the Globe: Playing EM with US Stocks Thu, 7 Oct '10 | 7:12 PM ET

Tim Seymour, founder of EmergingMoney.com, talks US stocks that are getting into emerging markets around the world.

Pops & Drops: Isilon, Pepsico... Thu, 7 Oct '10 | 6:13 PM ET

After a volatile session, stocks ended mixed on Thursday. The "Fast" traders discuss some moves you might have missed.

Halftime: Top Traders Gaming Tech Thu, 7 Oct '10 | 1:48 PM ET

The "Fast Money" traders give their calls on Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and more.

The financials are testing a key level needed to confirm the rally in trading Wednesday.

After catching two downgrades in two days, it would be better for Microsoft if they moved on without their current CEO, said one analyst.

Cramer's Retail Pick Through Year End Mon, 4 Oct '10 | 6:16 PM ET

Why the "Mad Money" host is getting behind this sector bellwether.

After being shutout for two years, analyst Mike Mayo finally met with Citi executives. So what affect will it have on the financial space?

UPDATE: Is the Street Sacking Goldman Sachs? Fri, 1 Oct '10 | 5:39 PM ET

Does Wall Street have it in for the investment bank? We've updated this post with even more insights from the Fast Money traders.

Does Wall Street have it in for the investment bank? The "Fast" traders weigh in.

Top executives at Citigroup will sit down this week with Michael Mayo, an outspoken financial analyst who has been publicly denouncing the big bank. The NYT reports.

The War Between an Analyst and a Bank Sun, 12 Sep '10 | 11:59 AM ET

Richard X. Bove is a bank analyst who likes to take what he calls “extreme positions.” He occasionally moves the stock market, which has earned him a certain amount of prestige and notoriety — but has also gotten him fired several times.  The New York Times reports

As part of a growing trend among hedge funds and Wall Street firms, Cold War-style satellite surveillance is being used to gather market-moving information.

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has been downgraded to 'sell' by Stifel Nicolaus analyst Meyer Shields and his team.  Shields previously had a 'hold' recommendation on the stock.  He discussed his call in a live appearance on CNBC's Fast Money Halftime today.

Kaminsky's Call: Listen To The Markets Fri, 2 Jul '10 | 9:33 AM ET

Ignore the Street and listen to the markets. The price action in the stocks is telling you more than any research report.

Obama Managing Crisis 'Horribly': Jack Welch Wed, 16 Jun '10 | 10:57 AM ET
Jack Welch

The Obama administration has utterly mismanaged the oil spill in the Gulf and has been "horrible" at crisis management, Jack Welch, former CEO of GE, told CNBC.

The global economy is much better off than many economic pundits think, Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, told CNBC.

Video Debate: What Will Happen to CIT? Thu, 16 Jul '09 | 2:38 PM ET

A bankruptcy filing for CIT is likely, sources have told CNBC, but the debate on whether CIT should receive a government bailout or be allowed to fail is still up for discussion by many CEOs and financial analysts.

Why Analysts Keep Telling Investors to Buy Mon, 9 Feb '09 | 10:41 AM ET

Even now, with the recession deepening and markets on edge, Wall Street analysts say it is a good time to buy. Do analysts ever tell their clients to sell? The New York Times asks.

A year-end rally for the S&P 500 is highly unlikely, unless the index gets back above 840 this week, so investing in government bonds looks better, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.

The broader stock market needs an "exhaustion" of selling before buyers can take control, but that time is close, according to charts of the S&P 500 index, independent trader Bill McLaren said Friday.

Analyzing Wall Street’s Research Tue, 12 Aug '08 | 1:11 PM ET
Frank Quattrone

Investment banker Frank P. Quattrone thinks Wall Street research has “proven to be a disaster," the New York Times reports.

Analyst Downgrades Fidelity National Services Thu, 3 Jul '08 | 10:48 AM ET

A Goldman Sachs analyst downgraded Fidelity National Information Services Inc. Thursday after the company spun off its lender-processing unit, saying Fidelity has limited growth potential.

The analyst whose downgrade of Citigroup sparked a broad stock market sell-off on Thursday said she has received several death threats stemming from her research, the Times of London said.