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Thomson Reuters Announces Winners of 2015 StarMine Analyst Awards - Korea

KDB Daewoo Securities Research recognized as the top brokerage firm
Boyoung Kim, of BNP Paribas Securities Korea and Yeolmae (Emily) Kim, of Hyundai Securities, take top individual awards

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August 20, 2015 16:17 KST
  • Thomson Reuters Announces Winners of 2015 StarMine Analyst Awards – Korea

SEOUL--(Korea Newswire) August 20, 2015 -- Thomson Reuters today announced the winners of the 2015 StarMine Analyst Awards for Korea. This is the sixth year that StarMine has presented its awards to the top stock analysts and brokerage firms in Korea.

StarMine, a leading provider of objective ratings of sell-side securities analysts, measures the performance of analysts based on the industry excess returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates. The 2015 awards recognise the sell-side analysts who have shown outstanding performance either as stock pickers and/or earnings estimators based on the period between 1 July, 2014 and 30 June, 2015.

Raj Shah, head of StarMine sell-side research at Thomson Reuters, added, “StarMine recognizes that stock picking and estimates accuracy are among the most coveted intelligence provided by sell-side analysts. The winning analysts were those that sifted deep into their industries and distilled more research insights to help their discerning institutional investors understand and interpret emerging signals. By providing truly differentiated research and extracting outsized returns from their coverage, these analysts stood out for their outstanding performance. Congratulations to all of this year’s ranked analysts.”

Analysts are awarded prizes in three main categories: stock recommendation performance relative to specific industry benchmarks (“Stock Pickers”), accuracy in forecasting earnings as compared with peers (“Earnings Estimators”) and brokerage firms whose analysts win the most awards (“Most Award-Winning Brokers”).

The winners of the Thomson Reuters StarMine Analysts Awards 2015 Korea are:

Most Award-Winning Brokers
Rank Broker
1 KDB Daewoo Securities Research
2 Shinhan Investment Corp.
3 Hyundai Securities

Overall Stock Picker
Rank Analyst Broker
1 Boyoung Kim BNP Paribas Securities Korea

Overall Earnings Estimator
Rank Analyst Broker
1 Yeolmae (Emily) Kim Hyundai Securities

Industry Stock Pickers
Rank Industry Analyst Broker
1 Automobiles Sung Moon Suh Korea Investment & Securities
1 Chemicals & Refineries You-Sik Hwang MERITZ Securities
1 Commercial Banks Joon Seok Morgan Stanley Research
1 Construction Sokje Lee JP Morgan Securities
1 Consumer Services Joshua Kong Shinhan Investment Corp.
1 Financial Services MiJi Son Shinhan Investment Corp.
1 Food & Personal Products Young-ah Han BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research
1 Health Care Sang Soo Kim Citi Research
1 Industrial Conglomerates Jin-won Oh Hana Daetoo Securities
1 Machinery Jinmook Kim Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research
1 Materials Seung-hun Jeon KDB Daewoo Securities Research
1 Media Seung-Ho Han Shinyoung Securities
1 Technology Hardware Jonathan Hwang KDB Daewoo Securities Research
1 Telecommunication Services Sam Min Morgan Stanley Research
1 Utilities & Transportation Seongjin Kang KB Investment & Securities
1 Wholesale & Retail Ji Hye Yang KB Investment & Securities

Industry Earnings Estimators:
Rank Industry Analyst Broker
1 Automobiles Hee-Guen Chae Hyundai Securities
1 Chemicals & Refineries Yeon-ju Park KDB Daewoo Securities Research
1 Commercial Banks In Kim Eugene Investment & Securities
1 Construction Yeolmae (Emily) Kim Hyundai Securities
1 Consumer Services Kwansoon Choi SK Securities
1 Financial Services Stephanie Han NH Investment & Securities
1 Food & Personal Products Karen Choi HSBC Global Research
1 Health Care KiDal Bae Shinhan Investment Corp.
1 Industrial Conglomerates Dae-ro Jeong KDB Daewoo Securities Research
1 Machinery Hyun Kim Shinhan Investment Corp.
1 Materials Gwan-cheol Yoon BNK Securities
1 Media Jee-hyun Moon KDB Daewoo Securities Research
1 Technology Hardware Henry Kim Citi Research
1 Telecommunication Services Jong In Yang Korea Investment & Securities
1 Utilities & Transportation Dongjin Kang HMC Investment Securities
1 Wholesale & Retail Boyoung Kim BNP Paribas Securities Korea

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About The Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards
Thomson Reuters StarMine is globally recognized as the gold standard in objective measurement of sell-side analyst performance. The awards recognize the world's top individual sell-side analysts and firms, and they can also be used by buy-side firms to identify the leading analysts at sell-side firms. The Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards measure the performance of sell-side analysts based on the returns of their buy and sell recommendations relative to industry benchmarks; and the accuracy of their earnings estimates in 16 regions across the globe. For the past 14 years, Thomson Reuters StarMine has partnered with some of the world’s most respected financial news outlets to publish the names of the winning analysts to give them the exposure and recognition they deserve. We also utilise internal press releases that are distributed to external business and financial desks. For more information on StarMine, click here(

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