Stifel’s Equity Research Group is a recognized leader with a deep and broad spectrum of coverage. Our award-winning analysts are thought leaders, many with hands-on experience in their respective industries, offering objective, in-depth analysis and timely, actionable research ideas.


  • 1,718 global stocks under coverage

  • 122 analysts across 12 sectors

  • Rankings

  • Largest U.S. equity research platform
  • Second largest provider of global small cap coverage
  • Fourth largest provider of global financial coverage
  • Top 10 provider of U.S. equity coverage in:
  • Consumer & Retail
  • Diversified Industrials
  • Healthcare
  • Internet & Media
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
  • Transportation

  • Awards

    Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards:

  • Ranked #1 overall in 2016
  • Ranked in the top 10 for 10 consecutive years
  • Ranked fifth overall in total awards since 2004

  • Coverage rankings are according to Thomson Reuters. Figures and award rankings include Stifel affiliate Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) and other firms acquired by Stifel Financial Corp.

    About the Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards: Based on StarMine methodology, the Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards objectively measure the performance of analysts based on the returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates. The 2016 stock picking awards for the United States are based on the 2016 calendar-year performance of recommendations. The 2016 awards for estimating accuracy are based on quarterly periods that reported between 01 April 2015 and 31 March 2016. (For most companies, this is FQ-Mar-2015, FQ-Jun-2015, FQ-Sep-2015, and FA-Dec-2015.) Only analyst performance on companies that are based in the United States is included in the awards calculations.