Raymond James' Brian Gesuale picked as top aerospace-defense analyst in Wall Street Journal survey
Kudos to Raymond James analyst Brian Gesuale, who was named among the "Best on the Street" reported today in the Wall Street Journal. The analyst was tops in the aerospace and defense category. Wrote the Journal:
"Keeping a step ahead of the Pentagon’s evolving military priorities paid off for Brian Gesuale in 2008 as he identified small government contractors that should be able to hold their own if U.S. spending on weapons hardware weakens."
Added the Journal: "We really like the product and services themes that can grow independent of the defense budget,” says Mr. Gesuale, the No. 1 stock picker in the aerospace and defense sector this year. It’s an important theme, he says, given the broader pressure on big defense companies at the end of last year, and the Defense Department’s 2010 budget plans that de-emphasize the traditional preference for the most advanced ships and fighters possible."
Gesuale is an analyst at Raymond James Financial Inc.’s Raymond James & Associates Inc. in St. Petersburg. He was also cited as the No. 2 analyst in the Journal's Internet and Computer Services sector. (Photo courtesy of Raymond James.)
Gesuale is among some 40 Raymond James analysts to be recently cited on the Raymond James Web site for top work in various rankings and surveys.
Also cited from Raymond James in today's Best on the Street analyst survey is William Fisher, No. 2 in the industrial transportation category;Patrick O'Shaughnessy, No. 2 in investment services, and John Ransom, No. 3 in retailers, food and drug.
-- Robert Trigaux, Times Business Columnist