Firm By Firm by DeanSampson

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									Firm by Firm: Tally of Awards Won by 65 Research Firms
Firms are ranked according to the total number of Best on the Street awards their analysts earned. Ties were broken by "batting
                                                            No. of
                                               Total     Qualifying Batting
      Firm                                    Awards      Analysts     Average
    1 Goldman Sachs                                  22            82      0.268
    2 Standard & Poor's                              22            89      0.247
    3 Merrill Lynch*                                 17            80      0.212
    4 Morgan Stanley                                 14            55      0.255
    5 J.P. Morgan Chase                              14          107       0.131
    6 Citigroup                                      11            68      0.162
    7 Oppenheimer & Co.                               7            45      0.156
    8 Raymond James                                   7            49      0.143
    9 Stifel Nicolaus                                 6            58      0.103
   10 Credit Suisse                                   5            67      0.075
   11 UBS                                             5            77      0.065
   12 BMO Capital Markets                             4            27      0.148
   13 Cowen & Co.                                     4            34      0.118
   14 Robert W. Baird                                 4            42      0.095
   15 Argus Research                                  4            47      0.085
   16 Sandler O'Neill                                 3            14      0.214
   17 Sterne Agee & Leach                             3            15      0.200
   18 SunTrust Robinson Humphrey                      3            17      0.176
   19 Stephens                                        3            20      0.150
   20 RBC Capital Markets                             3            49      0.061
   21 Greenwich Consultants                           2             2      1.000
   22 Scotia Capital                                  2             4      0.500
   23 Green Street Advisors                           2             5      0.400
   24 Caris & Co.                                     2            10      0.200
   25 Longbow Research                                2            14      0.143
       Susquehanna Financial Group                    2            14      0.143
   27 ThinkEquity                                     2            17      0.118
   28 BB&T Capital Markets                            2            20      0.100
   29 FTN Equity Capital Markets                      2            22      0.091
       Stanford Financial                             2            22      0.091
   31 Sanford C. Bernstein                            2            23      0.087
   32 FBR Capital Markets                             2            36      0.056
   33 Sidoti                                          2            38      0.053
   34 Jefferies                                       2            50      0.040
   35 Feltl & Co.                                     1             1      1.000
       Power Insights - Soleil                        1             1      1.000
       Soleil Securities                              1             1      1.000
       Williams Capital Group                         1             1      1.000
   39 Benchmark Co.                                   1             2      0.500
   40 Dresdner Kleinwort                              1             3      0.333
       Ladenburg Thalmann                             1             3      0.333
       Langen Mc Alenney                              1             3      0.333
       National Bank Financial                        1             3      0.333
   44 ABN Amro                                        1             4      0.250
       Broadpoint Capital                             1             4      0.250
       Jesup & Lamont                                 1             4      0.250
       Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg                   1             4      0.250
       Pali Research                                  1             4      0.250
       SMH Capital                                    1             4      0.250
   50 B. Riley                                        1             5      0.200
     Dowling & Partners                             1           5        0.200
     Garp Research & Securities                     1           5        0.200
53   Macquarie Research                             1           6        0.167
54   Brean Murray, Carret                           1           8        0.125
     Hilliard Lyons                                 1           8        0.125
56   First Analysis Securities                      1          10        0.100
     Roth Capital Partners                          1          10        0.100
     Wedbush Morgan                                 1          10        0.100
59   Leerink Swann                                  1          11        0.091
60   HSBC                                           1          13        0.077
61   D.A. Davidson                                  1          16        0.062
62   Edward Jones                                   1          17        0.059
63   Morgan Keegan                                  1          23        0.043
64   Keefe Bruyette & Woods                         1          33        0.030
65   Deutsche Bank                                  1          67        0.015

     Source: FactSet Estimates

     * Bank of America Corp. acquired Merrill Lynch & Co. at the end of 2008; its research unit is now known as Banc of Ame
ned. Ties were broken by "batting averages," which are each firm's number of awards divided by the number of analysts it had who qualified
nit is now known as Banc of America Securities-Merrill Lynch. They were separate entities in 2008.
ber of analysts it had who qualified for the survey. In the case of remaining ties, the firms are listed alphabetically. There were 220 awards th
etically. There were 220 awards this year, or five in each of 44 industry groups. The number of "awards" and "qualifying analysts" include som
nd "qualifying analysts" include some counted in more than one sector.

								
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