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Industry Sectors - Household & Personal Care Products: Second
Solo analyst Harold Thompson, who spent last year in third place, regains the No. 2 spot.
Harold Thompson Deutsche Bank
Solo analyst Harold Thompson, who spent last year in third place, regains the No. 2 spot. The Deutsche Bank researcher urged investors to buy LOréal Group in January 2010, at 76.15, making the case that although the French beauty-products makers investment in brand positioning would cut into short-term profits, the strategy would hone the companys competitive edge over the long term. By the end of the year, the stock had advanced 9.1 percent, to 83.08. Buy-siders laud Thompsons up-front and sensible analysis, as well as his focus on quarterly estimates and attention to earnings momentum.