MONTREAL, July 9, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank Financial has been
named among the Top 3 firms with the most award-winning analysts (13)
in Canada according to the renowned StarMine Analyst Awards 2013 presented annually by Thomson Reuters. Eight analysts have shown exemplary performances, either as stock
pickers or as earnings estimators during the prior year in their own
industry category. Pat Kenny, for stock pickings, and Matt Taylor, for earnings estimating,
have also made the top ten overall.
"We are proud to be consistently ranked in the top tier of dealers for
quality of research, investment ideas, analysis and sector
knowledge. This prestigious recognition affirms our commitment to
providing clients with the timely market insights and in-depth coverage
they have come to rely on from us," stated Ihor Danyliuk, Managing
Director, Research, National Bank Financial.
StarMine objectively measures the performance of analysts based on the
returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their
earnings estimates. The 2013 stock picking awards for Canada are based
on the 2012 calendar-year performance of recommendations. The 2013
awards for estimating performance are scored on the fiscal period that
reported between April 1st, 2012 and March 31, 2013. Only analyst performance on companies that
are based in Canada is included in the awards calculations.
This distinction follows closely on the heels of Bloomberg recognition of National Bank Financial's Economics and Strategy Team
which ranked first among Canadian financial institutions and third in
the world for Canadian dollar currency forecasts against the U.S.
dollar in the year ended March 31, 2013.
About National Bank Financial
With $80 billion in assets under administration, National Bank Financial
is a fully-integrated investment dealer combining retail advisory and
brokerage services with institutional brokerage, investment banking,
corporate finance, and securities clearing for third parties. National
Bank Financial offers its services to more than 350,000 clients. Its
Financial Markets division has a major presence in Toronto,
Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal, as well as operations in the United
States and Europe.
About National Bank of Canada
With $185 billion in assets as at April 30, 2013, National Bank of
Canada (www.nbc.ca) together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading
integrated financial groups, and has been named among the 20 strongest
banks in the world by Bloomberg Markets magazine. The Bank has close to
20,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. Its
securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow
the Bank's activities via social media and learn more about its
extensive community involvement at clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.
SOURCE: National Bank of Canada
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