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Deborah Weinswig  Citi The buy side says: “Deborah keeps on top of all events.”

Citi analyst Deborah Weinswig holds the top spot for an eighth straight year. The 41-year-old researcher added Macy’s to her list of top picks in January 2010, at $15.59, making the case that the Cincinnati-­based department store operator’s new marketing initiatives would lead to stronger same-store sales growth. In ­February 2011, Macy’s reported a 4.6 percent increase in same-store sales year-over-year for the 12 months through January, which contributed to the company’s 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.

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