Research Capabilities

Stifel research focuses on all market caps, but is a leader in small- and mid-cap research.  The department is staffed predominantly with industry professionals from outside Wall Street.  In fact, many of its analysts have hands-on work experience in the industry that they research.  Stifel believes industry experience, its opportunistic approach, and broad market cap coverage drive excess returns and its award-winning franchise.

Stifel Equity Research Teams ranked No. 5 among 156 qualifying firms and earned a total of 15 awards in the 2020 StarMine Analyst Awards.  Stifel earned five #1 rankings and has had 14 consecutive top ten finishes.  

Stifel has the nation’s largest U.S. equity research platform, focusing on 12 sectors and covering nearly 1,200 companies.


Equity Research Analysts


Equity Research Analysts


Market Cap Distribution

Pie chart showing Market Cap Distribution: Large Cap-31%, Mid Cap-38%,  Small Cap-31%

Figures are as of 3/31/20 and include Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW), a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp., and other firms acquired by Stifel.