Repeating in second place is Douglas Harned of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
J.P. Morgan’s Joseph Nadol, 38, takes top honors for a second year running.
Ronald Epstein lands in third place for a second straight year.
Repeat first-teamer Thomas Wadewitz continues to wow investors with “top-notch recommendations,” as one fund manager puts it. In September 2009 the J.P. Morgan researcher upgraded United Parcel Service from neutral to overweight, at $52.49, betting on the Atlanta-based courier’s earnings growth.
In second place for a second year running is Edward Wolfe of Wolfe Trahan & Co. (formerly Wolfe Research; in February, Wolfe welcomed François Trahan, No. 1 in Portfolio Strategy and No. 2 in Quantitative Research, to his firm).
William Greene Jr. advances from runner-up to third place; the Morgan Stanley analyst is also ranked second in Airlines. Last October, Greene urged clients to buy Union Pacific Corp., dubbing the shares a bargain at $57.04.
It’s six years in a row at No. 1 for J.P. Morgan’s Andrew Steinerman.
After two years in third place, Kelly Flynn of Credit Suisse climbs back to second.
Robert Cornell of Barclays Capital rises from runner-up to reclaim the third-team spot he last held in 2008.
Andrew Kaplowitz, 37, leads the pack for a second straight year.