Citi analyst Deborah Weinswig holds the top spot for an eighth straight year. The 41-year-old researcher added Macys to her list of top picks in January 2010, at $15.59, making the case that the Cincinnati-based department store operators new marketing initiatives would lead to stronger same-store sales growth. In February 2011, Macys reported a 4.6 percent increase in same-store sales year-over-year for the 12 months through January, which contributed to the companys spectacular 157.4 percent jump in net income, to $847 million. The stock had shot to $25.95 by the end of August, up a whopping 66.5 percent and trumping the sector by 51.5 percentage points. Her insights are very valuable, asserts one ally.
Deborah Weinswig Citi The buy side says: Deborah keeps on top of all events.