Analyst: Robert Spingarn
Firm: Credit Suisse
Robert Spingarn, aerospace and defense analyst at Credit Suisse (nyse: CS - news - people ), ranks first among all his peers on Wall Street in Forbes.com's 2008 survey of America's best stock analysts. Spingarn earns the award with solid judgment, as measured by our data partner Zacks Investment Research, in both forecasting earnings and picking stocks over a three-year period.
In the latter category, Spingarn benefited especially from bullish calls on BE Aerospace (nasdaq: BEAV - news - people ), Precision Castparts (nyse: PCP - news - people ) and Armor Holdings (nyse: AH - news - people ). From mid-May 2005, when Spingarn put positive ratings on the stocks, through the end of 2007, each clocked triple-digit gains. Click here for more on the methodology underlying our rankings.
Full story at Forbes.com