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Once again, DZ BANK Research has received an award from Starmine and Handelsblatt for its analyzes of German stocks:

The US analysis company Starmine, a subsidiary of the information service Reuters, has been determining the best analysts and research houses based on objective criteria since 2003. Starmine measures the quality of the share recommendations as well as the accuracy of the profit estimates in the past calendar year. Based on this, the company awards the Starmine Analyst Awards every year in cooperation with the Handelsblatt.
 

For the Starmine Analyst Awards 2015, Starmine examined 1,347 analysts for German stocks from 160 securities firms, who monitor a total of 517 stocks.

The DZ BANK equity analysts received a total of 7 awards. They secured the top spot four times (twice based on stock recommendations and just as often based on earnings estimates) among the top ten and once ranked 3. In the 2015 overall ranking, they came third in the “Best Broker for German Stocks” category. In addition, Thorsten Wenzel, an expert in German insurance stocks, secured sixth place in the list of the best analysts, having regularly made it into the top ten in previous years.

According to Starmine, last year it was important that the analysts positioned themselves in good time and stood out from the crowd with clear buy and sell votes. Accordingly, the award-winning research houses gave significantly fewer hold ratings than the rest.

Top rankings 2015

Best broker for German stocks:
3rd place (with a total of 7 awards)

Best Sector Analyst by Equity Recommendations:
1st place Thomas Maul (consumer goods)
1st place Thorsten Wenzel (Insurance)

Best sector analyst by earnings estimates:
1st place Sven Kürten (Healthcare)
1st place Thorsten Wenzel (Insurance)
3rd place Harald Schnitzer (IT equipment)

6th place best analyst based on recommendations:
Thorsten Wenzel (Insurance)

 

Top rankings 2014:

Best Sector Analyst by Earnings Estimates:
1st place chemistry
2nd place automotive
2nd place IT equipment

Best Sector Analyst by Equity Recommendations:
1st place IT equipment

Best Analyst (Cross-Sectoral)
2nd place

 

Top rankings 2013:

"Best Broker" for German stocks in 2013

Best sector analyst by earnings estimates:
1st place consumer goods
1st place insurance
2nd place IT equipment

Best Sector Analyst by Equity Recommendations:
1st place consumer goods
2nd place IT equipment
2nd place in industry

Best Analyst (Cross-Sectoral)
2nd place

 

The Starmine Analyst Awards for Germany are based in the equity recommendations category on the calendar year preceding the year of the award and in the earnings estimates category on the fiscal year ending between April 1 of the previous year and March 31 of the award year.