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Andrew T. Gillies is Director of Communications at the Center for Audit Quality, an affiliate of the American Institute of CPAs, in Washington, DC. Based in Washington since 2002, he has also worked in editorial and communications roles at the Investment Company Institute, the World Bank, Forbes, and Vault.com. His policy-themed writing has focused on aerospace and defense, energy and environment, transportation, and financial services.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Credit Suisse's Robert Spingarn

Analyst: Robert Spingarn

Firm: Credit Suisse

Industry: Aerospace-Defense

Rank: 1

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