by Avondal Partners LLC | Jun 14, 2011

NASHVILLE – Two Avondale Partners research analysts were recently named among the nation’s top stock analysts according to the 2011 Financial Times (FT) | StarMine Analyst Awards, and one analyst was named among the “Best on the Street” by the Wall Street Journal in its 2011 rankings of the best analysts in the world.

Avondale Director and Senior Research Analyst Kevin Campbell was named the #1 stock picker in the Healthcare Providers and Services Industry by FT | StarMine, an annual ranking of Wall Street’s best brokerage analysts.  He was also named “Best on the Street” for his work in the healthcare industry in the Wall Street Journal’s annual ranking.

Avondale Director and Senior Research Analyst Bret Jordan was named the #3 stock picker in the Specialty Retail Industry in the FT | StarMine rankings.

Each year the Financial Times, in partnership with StarMine, a leading provider of objective ratings of securities analysts, measures analysts’ performance based on the return of their stock recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates.  The study is conducted by Thomson Reuters Company.

The Wall Street Journal’s Best on the Street analysts were selected from a universe of more than 6,800 analysts at more than 575 firms from around the world.  The study was conducted by FactSet Research.

“We consistently strive to produce outstanding fundamental research for our clients.  Kevin and Bret have demonstrated exceptional thinking, analysis and insights, and they are highly respected analysts by clients and the industry,” said Sarah Sherck, Managing Director of the equity research department at Avondale Partners. “Everyone at Avondale congratulates Kevin and Bret for these well deserved national honors.”

Campbell has been with Avondale since 2005 and has covered Privatization and the Specialty Healthcare industry since 2007.

Jordan has been with Avondale since 2009, covering the Specialty Retail and Consumer Products sectors.  He was honored as one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best on the Street in 2004 for his Specialty Retail coverage and has received the “All Star” rating from Zack’s Investment Research.

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