Wells Fargo Securities

Bank of America Merrill Lynch holds steady in second place; Wells Fargo Securities leaps into the top five for the first time.
Analysts agree that the U.S. macroeconomy is going to have to do the heavy lifting to keep the stock market chugging along.
The No. 1 analyst in the sector, J. Michael Webber of Wells Fargo Securities, is bullish on product and crude tankers and recommends companies with sustainable cash flow growth and strong balance sheets.
There will be no recovery until oil prices move higher, says Michael Blum of Wells Fargo Securities, this year’s top analyst in Master Limited Partnerships.
The best ideas come from clients, says J. Michael Webber Jr., this year’s top analyst in the Shipping sector.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citi are home to the highest number of fresh faces, but four other firms are also represented.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch, in second place, sets a firm record, while Wells Fargo Securities finishes in the top three for the first time.
Wells Fargo Securities, a unit of San Francisco–based Wells Fargo & Co., has appointed Cronin McTigue as head of liquid products sales and trading in its fixed-income group.
Wells Fargo Securities has boosted its mergers and acquisitions group by appointing two new managing directors to head industry areas.
Praxair has raised $500 million in a sale of 10-year senior unsecured bonds.