Research Capabilities

Stifel research focuses on all market caps, but is a leader in small- and mid-cap research.  The department is staffed predominantly with industry professionals from outside Wall Street.  In fact, many of its analysts have hands-on work experience in the industry that they research.  Stifel believes industry experience, its opportunistic approach, and broad market cap coverage drive excess returns and its award-winning franchise.

Stifel Equity Research Teams ranked No. 6 among 151 qualifying firms and earned a total of 14 awards in the 2019 StarMine Analyst Awards from Refinitiv.  Stifel earned six #1 rankings and has had 13 consecutive top ten finishes.  

Stifel focuses on 15 sectors, covering approximately 2,100 companies, and has the nation's largest U.S. equity research platform.

Equity Research Analysts


Equity Research Analysts


Market Cap Distribution

Pie chart showing Market Cap Distribution: Large Cap-31%, Mid Cap-38%,  Small Cap-31%

Figures are as of 3/31/20 and include Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW), a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp., and other firms acquired by Stifel.