Research Capabilities

Stifel research focuses on all market caps, but is a leader in small- and mid-cap research. The department is staffed predominately 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. 3 and earned a total of 18 awards in the 2018 Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards. Stifel earned five #1 rankings and has had 12 consecutive top ten finishes.

Stifel focuses on 12 sectors, covering more than 1,600 companies, and has the nation's largest U.S. equity research platform.

Stifel Award Winning Research - bar graph showing each of the 12 sectors Stifel's analysts focus on and the number of analysts that focus on that sector Stifel Award Winning Research - pie chart of the Market Cap Distribution of 57%, Large Cap, 26% mid cap, and 17% Small Cap

Figures are as of 1/31/19 and include Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW), a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp., and other firms acquired by Stifel. Stifel & KBW ranked third among 152 qualifying U.S. firms. For more information about the Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards, see