2010 All America Research Team

ISI Group’s Jeff deGraaf, top ranked technical analyst for the sixth year in a row, reveals his outlook for the S&P, as well as gold and grains.
Top publishing and advertising analyst Alexia Quadrani of JPMorgan explains what’s behind the surprisingly strong growth in the advertising sector.
Video: ISI’s Steve Sakwa, named as a top REIT analyst in the 2010 All-America Research Team, shares his top real estate picks.
Institutional Investor unveiling its 39th annual all-America research team, with Executive Editor Michael Peltz and Lisa Gill, JPMorgan Health Care analyst.
J.P. Morgan takes top honors for the first time with 46 total team positions in the All-America Research Team ranking of the nation’s best sell-side equity analysts.
In a year when macro concerns overshadowed stock picking, these top analysts came to the aid of investors at sea in the market turbulence.
After two years in the runner-up position, Chip Dillon of Credit Suisse rises to No. 3. “He is able to understand more-esoteric issues specific to the space,” touts one client. Dillon initiated coverage of Pactiv Corp., the maker of Hefty brand trash and sandwich bags and a producer of food-service and food-packaging products, in March with an outperform rating, making the case that the Lake Forest, Illinois–based company was undervalued on the basis of earnings and cash flow.
Rising from third place to second is Jeffrey Zekauskas.
Michael Gambardella, who sits atop the sector for a third year running, “has been covering this space for 25 years or more — I believe that is the right number — and he offers an unparalleled perspective, given his history with these companies and his relationships,” according to one satisfied client.
In second place for a third consecutive year is Peter Ward of Barclays Capital.